relationship with your children
Nov 25 2019

Rebuilding a Relationship With Your Children in Addiction Recovery

If you’re a parent, substance abuse and addiction can take a severe toll on your parenting abilities and your relationship with your kids. In recovery, regaining your children’s trust and strengthening that bond is likely to be one of your top priorities. While each situation is unique, strengthening your relationship with your kids requires the…

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First Responders: Learning to Set Long-Term Boundaries in Recovery
Aug 10 2020

First Responders: Learning to Set Long-Term Boundaries in Recovery

Making it to one year sober requires many different ingredients: willpower, honesty, support, commitment, self-empowerment, and — possibly most of all — boundaries. For first responders, attributes like willpower and commitment are already part of the job. But after devoting their lives to helping others and working as a tight-knit team to survive, learning how…

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Seeking Help for First Responder Families
Sep 03 2020

Seeking Help for First Responder Families

Let’s say there is a first responder named Jim who has worked hard to lead a sober lifestyle. He has gone through withdrawal, treatment, counseling, sponsorship, and even sought extended recovery through sobriety-focused group meetings. Months have passed since he committed to his sobriety. Work feels normal. Life almost feels normal. Why then, does Jim’s…

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Helping A Loved One with PTSD
Mar 20 2020

Helping a Loved One with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric condition that affects those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Some causes of PTSD include child abuse, a serious accident, assault, natural disaster, or exposure to severe violence. Having a loved one with PTSD can be painful and frustrating, and many spouses and family members…

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What Are the Best Ways to End a Negative Friendship?
Mar 10 2020

What Are the Best Ways to End a Negative Friendship?

There is a great deal of discussion surrounding the end of intimate relationships. There is not, however, nearly as much information available to people who wish to end a friendship that is no longer adding value to their life. While breaking up with an intimate partner usually involves the same series of steps and changing…

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healing your marriage in recovery
Jan 14 2020

Healing Your Marriage in Addiction Recovery

Marriages are a frequent casualty of addiction. Maintaining a healthy relationship is impossible in active addiction because substance abuse takes priority over family responsibilities and the emotional needs of a spouse. Many marriages will not survive a battle with addiction. For those that do, there is usually a long road of hard work and healing…

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repairing relationships after rehab
Dec 28 2019

5 Tips for Repairing Relationships in Recovery

Addiction wreaks havoc on every aspect of life including personal relationships.  Repairing relationships that were damaged due to substance abuse is difficult and complex, and will require the cooperation and willingness of both parties.  However, if you believe there is hope for rebuilding a relationship with a friend, spouse, or family member, there are certain…

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