Dating

Dating isn't always easy but dating in recovery has its own set of challenges. Learn how to build new relationships without jeopardizing your sobriety.
Recovery

Trading Cocktails for Connections: My Sober Dating Journey

The idea of dating while sober used to be horrifying to me, but after years of dipping in and out of the dating pool, I've learned a lot about myself and my recovery.
Family Wellness

5 Dos and Don’ts When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Addiction

While it is normal to feel overwhelmed right now, it is important to realize that all hope is not lost. Recovery is possible, and you can help your loved one get there.
Recovery

Dating While Sober – Honest Advice from a 20-Something in Recovery

No one is “lukewarm” toward Valentine’s Day. We either love it or hate it. So how about a discussion about dating in recovery?
Relationships

3 Ways Substance Abuse Can Affect Your Relationship

Addiction can put a strain on relationships, especially romantic ones. See if substance abuse is jeopardizing your romance and find ways to resolve the tension.
Recovery

Love and Recovery: What You Should Know When Looking for a Relationship

Many who overcome addiction are eager to continue enriching their lives by finding a romantic partner. Learn how to build healthy relationships in recovery.
Recovery

I fell in love with a guy who said he never experienced addiction himself, but lately, I feel like he’s hiding one from me. What should I do?

Glad to hear you have three years of sobriety. That’s an amazing achievement that should make you feel proud. You are also right to feel protective of your sobriety. When you are in a relationship with someone who you think might be struggling with addiction, the best way you can support them is to take care of yourself.
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

You may find yourself feeling, at times, that you are in a complicated downward spiral – the more painful the couple dynamics, the more the substance abuser uses, and the more he or she uses,  the more painful the couple dynamics.
Relationships

How to Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery

Having a strong support network is key when recovering from addiction. Find out how to rebuild healthy relationships and strengthen your recovery.
Family Wellness

Common Mistakes in Early Recovery

Living a sober life free from addiction is empowering, but early recovery can be challenging. Here are tips to help you navigate your personal and professional life at the start of recovery.
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.