Heroin Addiction in the Family - Supporting Change
© Jim Nix

Six effective ways to help a treatment-ready heroin user that you love make positive changes - what to do and how to help.

"My husband is an alcoholic... what can I do?"

Being trapped is most often a state of mind. Are you looking for answers that you know deep down don’t exist? The simple truth is hard to hear.

How Addiction Affects Siblings
© Adwriter

The needs of siblings of active addicts and alcoholics are often overlooked. This is especially true when siblings are adolescents and young adults. Supporting the needs of all family members ...

Communicating Effectively with Addicts or Alcoholics

The most powerful tool is the truth. Mincing words or walking on eggshells are common mistakes 'affected others' make. Simple, direct, and clear communication gives us our best chance to be heard.

When Your Loved Ones Keep Relapsing

Supporting those who keep going back out: how to maintain hope and effectively cope when a loved one just can't seem to stay sober.

12 Tips for Healthy Living with an Alcoholic/Addict
© Yelnoc

Addiction is a chronic disease with periods of active use and remission; and it’s also a personal disease which has whole family repercussions. If a person you love struggles with addiction, it is ...

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How Addiction Affects Sibling Relationships © Adwriter

The needs of siblings of active addicts and alcoholics are often overlooked. This is especially true when siblings are adolescents and young adults. Supporting the needs of all family members individually is the key to maintaining a healthy family unit.

How Family Can Support Recovery © Photon_De

The initial period after rehab is a very high risk time for relapse, and although the recovering addict is ultimately responsible for their sobriety, there are some things that the family can do to ease the transition back into the home environment, and to increase the odds of success and drug and alcohol free living.

12 Ways to Keep Your Family Healthy while Living with an Alcoholic or Drug Addicted Person © Yelnoc

Addiction is a chronic disease with periods of active use and remission; and it’s also a personal disease which has whole family repercussions. If a person you love struggles with addiction, it is likely that you will experience periods in life during which your loved one struggles with alcohol or drug use. Here are 12 tips for keeping your family life as healthy and happy as possible during these times of use.

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Overview
  • Rock Bottom: Although popular wisdom tells us that people need to hit a personal rock bottom before deciding to get help, research says otherwise - People who get treatment earlier do better!
  • Enabling: Although we naturally want to help those we love avoid problems, when we make excuses and cover for the behaviors of addiction, we make it much easier for those we love to continue truly hurting themselves.
Living With An Addict