Relationships

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

What Are Words of Affirmation and How to Use Them

Words are powerful and can either strengthen or weaken a relationship. Learn examples of words of affirmation and how to share them.
Family Wellness

What is Family Therapy?

Problems of one family member can impact the whole system. Understand what family therapy is and how it can help you and your loved ones begin to heal.
Family Wellness

How Forgiveness Can Help You and Your Family Heal

Having trouble forgiving a loved one struggling with addiction? Clinician Gabrielle Wynschenk analyzes how and why forgiveness is such a powerful force.
Recovery

Boundaries in Recovery: What They Are, How to Set Them, and Why You Need Them

Setting boundaries is essential in addiction recovery not just for the family, but the person with the substance use disorder themselves. Here's why.
Blog

Stories of Transformation: Pat M.

Sobriety Date: 9/11/2001 Loving Husband and Father Grateful Dead Fan (Deadhead) AA and Wellness Advocate Pat struggled with substance abuse most of his early life trying to run from his problems rather than face them. After many obstacles, a few attempts to get sober, and a bit of self-discovery, Pat is now living a beautiful […]
Relationships

How Relationships Can Help Sustain Lifelong Recovery

“Never make the addict feel alone,” Hari advocates. Let them know that there is support whenever they are ready. Love them no matter what.”
Mental Health

Trauma Bonding: What is it and What You Should Know

Do you feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship? You may have formed a trauma bond with your partner. Learn how to break the bond and heal.
Relationships

Dating in Early Recovery from a Relationship Expert

Typically, if you're sober, you're told not to date in early recovery. But having a tactful approach can help you form healthy relationships.
Alcohol

5 Things to Say to Someone Struggling with Alcohol

Talking to a friend or family member about their excessive drinking is not easy. Learn what you can say to help them realize that they need help.
Relationships

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship is unique and requires different tools to grow and be happy. Here are common signs of a healthy relationship to help you assess the quality of your relationship.
Family Wellness

Are You Addicted to Codependency?

Codependency can deeply impact your mental health. Recognize the signs of codependency and start mending your relationship.
Mental Health

What Gaslighting Means with Examples: Don’t Fall for this Trap

If someone is questioning your memory or downplaying your feelings, you might be a victim of gaslighting. See common examples of gaslighting and learn about solutions.