Relationships

Healthy connections and support systems are vital to your recovery. Learn about how you can build new relationships and work on old ones.
Family Wellness

10 Things To Expect From a Nar-Anon Meeting

If you are a family member or friend of someone dealing with addiction, take solace in Nar-Anon support groups designed to address any concerns about their use.
Relationships

What Roles Are You Playing in Your Loved One's Addiction?

Addiction affects entire families. Learn the diverse ways substance abuse impacts family dynamics and see if it has caused you to assume any of these roles.
Recovery

Tips for Hanging Out With a Friend Who’s In Recovery

Take into consideration what types of environments might best support your friend's sobriety.
Relationships

Real Talk on Managing Relationships Without Relapsing

Navigating personal relationships can be difficult for people in recovery, especially those in early recovery.  In this short video, Jessica Dolan shares how she spends time with family and friends who may not be in recovery and how she has fun without risking relapse.
Family Wellness

Addiction & Recovery: Real Talk on Tough Love

Addiction is a family disease. It can turn a family’s dynamics upside down. In this short video, Family Wellness Senior Clinician Bruce Dechert discusses how the “tough love” approach to addiction can affect family functioning and the importance of addressing addiction from a place of love rather than fear.
Family Wellness

What to Do When Your Partner Has a Substance Abuse Issue

When someone in the relationship is using substances, this can be very disruptive. Learn how to best support the person in need and yourself
Relationships

How Friendships Impact Your Life

Just because your friend does something stupid, it doesn’t mean you should do it too. But the truth is you’re more likely to.
Recovery

Do’s and Don’ts for Hanging Out with Your Friend Who's in Recovery

Hanging out with a friend who recently completed addiction treatment can be a sensitive matter. Decide how you can strengthen your friendship using these tips.
Family Wellness

How to Forgive a Loved One in Addiction Recovery

It will not be easy, but forgiving your loved one for any damage, hurt, and trauma they caused during active addiction will be a step in the right direction for your own well-being. You will finally be able to move forward with your life and your own recovery.
Relationships

Valentine's Day: A Time of Depression for Those in Recovery

Valentine's day can often bring on feelings of loneliness and depression. For those in recovery, this can be triggering and lead to a relapse. Protect yourself against the valentine's day blues, and learn how to strengthen your recovery.
Family Wellness

Coping with Your Loved One’s Addiction

Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics.