Category Archives: Families

Counselor Bernard Shalvey’s Best Tips for Recovery

March 23, 2020

This blog is a part of our ongoing series on recovery tips. Each month, a Fellowship Hall counselor will give our readers their very best tips for getting treatment, being … Read More

Beyond Recovery: Healing as a Family

March 10, 2020

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a disease that impacts both the substance user as well as their entire family network. When we think of recovery, it can be … Read More

Setting Relationship Boundaries

June 10, 2019

What’s a Boundary Anyway? Boundaries are limits we set in relationships to take care of ourselves. They are guidelines we establish for people in our lives that teach them how … Read More

Codependancy

May 27, 2019

Codependent is a word that is thrown around rather loosely, but what does it really mean to be codependent? By definition a codependent person is one who has let another … Read More

Family Roles in Addiction

April 29, 2019

Oftentimes, when we talk about addiction, we discuss the addict themselves. Certainly, much of treatment program centers around substance abuse, mental health, and emotional and physical recovery of the addict, … Read More

Enabling Versus Caregiving

April 3, 2019

Enabling and caregiving both involve a strong desire to love, help and nurture another person. These desires are amplified, often with a sense urgency and desperation, for those with loved … Read More

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

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