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Families in Recovery
large family gathered around holiday meal - relatives
There you are, standing by the buffet table at your grandmother’s house, when Uncle Fred slips up beside you and says, “So! You’re fresh out of rehab! How ya’ feelin’?” Now what? Whether you’re gathered with family during the holiday season or helping your cousin move across town, don’t be surprised if people want to...
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closeup of two men fist-bumping - men and treatment
While we don’t want to split aspects of health by gender, it’s important to note that men often have specific challenges to overcome regarding addiction treatment and recovery. The more we understand these issues, the easier it is to provide a clear path. “Manly Men” Don’t Need Help In our society, there’s a prevailing attitude...
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adolescent male looking at camera - teenager
When you discover your teenager has a drug problem that has gone beyond an experimental phase, determining what to do next is often a frightening and complicated process full of questions. How did this happen? Why didn’t I see the signs? Will treatment help make them healthy? What methods work best? How will a stay...
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two young teenage boys sitting in alley drinking bottles of beer - teen drinking
If your teen or another adolescent loved one lacks focus, seems disoriented, has lost interest in usual activities, seems more inhibited than usual, and has more trouble in school, it might be time for a face-to-face conversation. These are just a few potential symptoms of a drinking problem. When Is Behavior “Just a Phase” vs....
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young couple in argument at home - addicted partner
The signs of addiction differ for everyone. Some are more subtle than you think. Maybe you’ve noticed your partner displays some unusual behavior. Or there are financial issues such as unpaid bills or a sudden unexplained shortage of funds. Perhaps your partner’s moods are unpredictable—and even frightening. It’s vital for your own and your partner’s...
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radio station logo - recovery podcast
Featured Guest Hope Potter Aldred will be a featured guest tonight on WFJA Classic Hits 105.5 with host Lewis Finch, a recovery advocate and CEO of the Welwynn Treatment Center. The live interview can be heard from 8:15-8:45 p.m. at WFJA. It will also be featured on the Recovery Boys podcast. About Hope As Willingway’s...
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brunette woman with little girl on her lap reading a book together - children
Helping children understand addiction is challenging. Every child has a different lens on the world. Most of the time, that world is as big as what happens at home and the people there. The older a child becomes, the more that world expands, but there’s still a strong tie to the perceptions and understanding they...
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couple with young child at therapy session
The impact of substance abuse disorder (SUD) on families is well-documented. For example, in 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the following statistics: From 2009–2014, 8.7 million children under age 17 lived with at least one parent with SUD—that’s one in eight children in the U.S. Approximately one in 10...
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man talking to son at skate park
There are many tough conversations parents and guardians need to have with children. One involves drug and alcohol use and the perils of addiction. Maybe your 2nd grader heard something on the playground. Perhaps you’ve noticed your teen’s behaviors are more unusual. Maybe an offhand comment about a relative at a family gathering raised questions...
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The-Familys-Role-in-Recovery - family puzzle
Addiction recovery success is often reinforced by an individual’s support network. For many people, the foundation of that network is family. Make no mistake: one person with a substance abuse problem affects the entire family. It’s a disease without boundaries. In order for true healing to happen, all members should go through some form of...
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