Category Archives: Families

Families Need Recovery Too: 8 steps to get your life back

March 18, 2019

Addiction to alcohol and drugs affects one’s body, mind and soul.  But the damage doesn’t end there. Families and friends also suffer as their loved one’s dependency progresses, stress builds, … Read More

Communicating with a Loved One who is Struggling with Addiction

February 6, 2019

Communicating with someone you love is not always easy.  Too often, conversations end with disagreements, misunderstandings and even broken relationships. If you are struggling to communicate with a loved one … Read More

5 Tips for Holiday Self-Care

December 12, 2018

The countdown to the holidays is on!  For many, holidays mean delightful aromas, twinkling lights and celebrations with friends and family. For some, along with the anticipation of sharing joyous … Read More

Families Need Recovery Too: 8 steps to get your life back

May 9, 2018

Addiction to alcohol and drugs affects one’s body, mind, and soul.  But the damage doesn’t end there. Families and friends also suffer as their loved one’s dependency progresses, stress builds, … Read More

Why can’t she hear anything I say?

December 19, 2017

Overcoming the challenges of communicating with a loved one struggling with Addiction Communicating with someone you love is not always easy.  Too often, conversations end with disagreements, misunderstandings and even … Read More

5 Tips for Holiday Self-Care

November 13, 2017

The countdown to the holidays is on!  For many, holidays mean delightful aromas, twinkling lights and celebrations with friends and family. For some, along with the anticipation of sharing joyous … Read More

10 Things That Suck About Being an Addict’s Sibling

July 31, 2017

by Dawn Clancy on December 14, 2015 in Friends, Taking Care of Yourself As siblings of addicts, our voices are often muffled by the drama that the addicts kick up. Our needs are overlooked and we often … Read More

We Are Family: Loving a Person with Substance Use Disorder

May 2, 2017

How we got here Many of us know the feeling of anxiety that we get when we are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. That feeling of fear often … Read More

The Language of Addiction: How We Talk About it Matters

February 21, 2017

After almost seven years in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, the first image that comes to mind when I think of the word “addict,” is of a homeless, older, … Read More

Keep Calm and Carry On: Helpful Reminders for Managing Holiday Stress

November 1, 2016

The holidays are rife with triggers. For many, they are indicative of jovial social events and spending time with family. For others they can be a lonely and isolating time. … Read More

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