It is devastating to love someone who becomes addicted. The feelings of powerlessness, rage, hopelessness, heartbreak, despair can feel so overwhelming. For many relationships it can feel impossible to know what to do when staying is destructive but walking away feels wrong. If you are unsure of what to do, that’s okay. The most important […]
I need help. Those three little words can be extraordinarily vulnerable and can feel extremely uncomfortable. Why is it so hard? Unfortunately, so much of our culture has led us to believe that asking for help is weak, or that we aren’t capable or able to handle our life if we need support. So, how […]
The recovery space has had to make dramatic shifts as far as how it provides essential needs for those that work programs to help stay sober. A large majority of citizens worldwide were quickly told to shelter in place and self-quarantine for their health and safety, and it’s difficult to determine when these suggestions will […]
The rise of intervention-based reality TV has created a false notion in the realm of substance use disorders and recovery: that a person must reach a “bottom” or the end of the road before they are willing to get sober. While it’s true that family members and loved ones should set and hold onto healthy […]
Knowing how painful and challenging life was before recovery and the challenges that our loved ones face in recovery, the question is how do we best support our loved ones in their recovery?
If a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder it is a painful experience that often leaves you feeling powerless. You may instinctually want to fix things and may have the core belief that you can love them through to the other side where they will surrender and ask for help. Substance use disorder […]