Be sure to tell them to focus more on the positive things their loved one is doing versus what s/he has done wrong in the past.
Topics: book plug, criminal courts, family involvement, opioids
It’s often difficult for family members to see the real extent and nature of the damage addiction has caused to themselves and the family.
Topics: defense mechanisms, enabling, family, family involvement, relapse
Too often our own hopes, dreams, and aspirations have been shunted aside.
Topics: co dependency, family, family involvement, maintaining sobriety, treatment
Current research suggests that an optimal treatment episode is in the neighborhood of three months. That doesn’t mean it must be all in residence.
Topics: family, family involvement, finding the right treatment, getting help, referral
For these and other common procedures referred to in the study, we might not even know what the doctor prescribes Mom or Dad afterward.
Topics: addiction, family involvement, prescription medications, recognizing the addict or alcoholic
The family is operating under the misconception that folks in their town don’t know, when they already do.
Topics: family, family dysfunction, family involvement, stigma, toxic relationships
He still isn’t willing to talk about me or my feelings. The kids and I went through three years of pain waiting for him to reach the point where he admitted he needed help
Topics: co dependency, conflict, family, family dysfunction, family involvement, maintaining sobriety, step groups
The goal of treatment is to maximize chances for a successful outcome. But ultimately, to drink or not to drink remains the alcoholic’s choice.
Topics: family involvement, finding the right treatment, identifying and measuring progress, referral, relapse, treatment