Communicating With Your Recovering Loved One

April 22, 2019 by Patrick Bailey

It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.

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Opioid Addiction and Probation: Effective Support

June 27, 2016 by Miller VanFossen

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.

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Whose Life is it, Anyway?

May 20, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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.

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Six Things You Can Do While Your Loved One’s in Treatment

February 14, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Too often our own hopes, dreams, and aspirations have been shunted aside.

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Shopping for Treatment

April 22, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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.

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Another Worry for the “Sandwich Generation”

March 25, 2012 by Cecile

For these and other common procedures referred to in the study, we might not even know what the doctor prescribes Mom or Dad afterward.

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“They’ll See Me Going To Your Program”

March 11, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The family is operating under the misconception that folks in their town don’t know, when they already do.

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Helping Family Members Recover

September 16, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

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

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Is Treatment “Successful”?

September 14, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

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.

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