3 Ways Substance Abuse Can Affect Your Relationship

When an individual is struggling with addiction, the need for drugs or alcohol can override just about everything, even love. It starts off slow, but before they even realize it, their addiction has become their top priority, leaving loved ones on the back burner. Because addiction significantly alters an individual’s personality, it can make them … Continued

What Are Boundaries?

Addiction is a family disease. It is important that as your loved one begins to heal, you also begin your own journey of recovery. Setting boundaries can help. In this short video, Tina Muller, Family Wellness Manager, explains what boundaries are and how they can improve family dynamics.  

You Ask & We Answer: Helping With Father In-Law’s Opioid Addiction

Q. How can I help my wife and her family with her father’s opioid addiction? Nick K., Bridgeport, CT A. When someone is struggling with addiction, it doesn’t just affect them, it affects those around them as well. It can be especially difficult on immediate families, your wife’s family in this case. The most important … Continued

Choosing Your Friends Wisely in Recovery

When you returned from addiction treatment, you most likely made it a point to rid your new lifestyle of any and all things that would influence you to use again, including certain friends. Aside from their potential to cause danger to your recovery, old friends  may not have much in common with you anymore. So, … Continued

4 Ways to Support Your Loved One’s Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays are often a time for joy and celebration, but for many people in recovery the holidays can also bring stress, fear, and relapse. It is important to find the right balance that allows you to enjoy the season without jeopardizing your loved one’s recovery. Practice Open Communication One of the biggest concerns that … Continued