The holiday season is traditionally difficult for many, but with the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, financial uncertainty, and fundamental changes to family and social traditions, many feel they are nearing a breaking point. The recovery community, in particular, requires additional support during this time. Recovery Ways would like to be a part of the… Continue Reading Recovery Ways Helps Utah Recovery Community Navigate Holidays with Free Weekly Virtual Series
Addiction is often referred to as a family disease because addiction not only impacts the person who is misusing drugs and/or alcohol, it impacts the entire family. According to a 2019 Gallup poll, 46 percent of American adults have experienced substance misuse problems in their family. Active addiction typically prompts families to make slow, incremental… Continue Reading Addiction is a Family Disease
Xanax addiction and family health. The two don’t seem to go together, but I was left with an impression of just how devastating addiction can be on a family after I had a significant experience sitting with one particular family during a session. For the sake of confidentiality, we will call the couple Mike and… Continue Reading Xanax Addiction and Family Health
If you have a loved one or a close friend who is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, you have an opportunity to change their life for the better. While learning how to stage an intervention is never easy, and sometimes extremely difficult, it is always worth it if you can save someone’s life and… Continue Reading How to Stage an Intervention
Family and addiction therapy is effective in helping both adults and adolescents heal from addiction in the home. Family therapy can act as a support network if you or a loved one are recovering from substance abuse. A family participation therapy program combines evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment that addresses all issues that arise from… Continue Reading Family and Addiction
When someone has an addiction, each member of the family suffers in different ways. As such, the family may need to seek professional counseling alongside the addict. Family therapy is a form of treatment that addresses issues affecting each member of the family, as well as the collective household. For this reason, there are several… Continue Reading Benefits of Family Therapy
Addiction is a family disease in several ways. First, there is a strong genetic component. Experts believe about half of your addiction risk is genetic because of various genes and gene expressions that affect how you respond to drugs and alcohol or make you more vulnerable to certain mental health issues associated with addiction. Second,… Continue Reading Do These 5 Things if There’s Addiction in Your Family
Family therapy is an important part of addiction treatment. A major aspect of family therapy is learning to respect boundaries in family relationships. Boundaries essentially mean respecting someone else’s needs and desires while at the same time asserting your own. It means neither trying to control someone else nor being too distant. Dysfunctional relationships often… Continue Reading Why Are Family Boundaries Important in Addiction Recovery?
Every year, about 20 million Americans struggle with some kind of substance use issue. For every one of these, there are many more spouses, siblings, parents, children, and friends whose lives are affected by a loved one’s addiction. All of these people feel a sense of cautious optimism whenever their loved one agrees to treatment… Continue Reading What to Say to a Loved One Who has Relapsed?
Social support is one of the biggest predictors of success in recovery. Having a strong sober network reduces stress, increases positive endorphins, gives you more resources for dealing with adversity, and helps keep you accountable in your recovery. In a perfect world, this strong support network would begin with your family. Your family would participate… Continue Reading What if Your Family Won’t Support Your Recovery?