Addicted Families and PTSD

Addicted Families and PTSD Although we know many people become addicts in an attempt to deal with PTSD, addicted families are often left suffering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) themselves. "Addicted families," for the context of this article, refers to those loved ones who have one or more close family members caught [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Addicted Families and PTSD

When Drug Addiction Moves In, Family Rehab Is The Answer

When Drug Addiction Moves In, Family Rehab Is The Answer Family rehab's the treatment option of choice when one person's addiction hits everyone in the family group. That can be a parent or child, anyone under the roof whose life touches others in th family. Family treatment can begin without the addict's involvement, just like [...]

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Adult Children of Alcoholics and Addicts: Coming to Know Ourselves

Adult Children of Alcoholics and Addicts: Coming to Know Ourselves Adult children of alcoholics and addicts often don't know the depth and extent of how much we've been affected by growing up influenced by the chaos of alcoholism or addiction. tend to refer to our issues as part of a "laundry list." It's an extensive [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Adult Children of Alcoholics and Addicts: Coming to Know Ourselves

Give Up Illusory Control

Give Up Illusory Control To give up illusory control, we must understand that outside of ourselves, control is an illusion. The only behavior we can control utterly is our own. Addiction prompts profound feelings of having no effect on the outside world for both the addict and loved ones. For loved ones, exerting illusory control [...]

By | July 31st, 2016|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Give Up Illusory Control

Putting Family Back Together During Recovery

Putting Family Back Together During Recovery Putting family back together gives the recovering person a strong support system. Many times it's possible to rebuild family relationships. Rebuilding a family system takes time and patience. It also requires everyone to be able to tolerate and endure mistakes. Recovery does not flow smoothly. People don't act or [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Putting Family Back Together During Recovery

Kids Affected By Addiction – Even the Most Well-Adjusted Ones Need Help Sometimes

Kids Affected By Addiction – Even the Most Well-Adjusted Ones Need Help Sometimes   More kids are affected by addiction than many of us realize. With the number of people battling an addiction in the country, it’s pretty likely that they have a sibling, parent, grandparent or even themselves who struggle with this situation. Most [...]

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Struggling With Recovery’s New Normal

Struggling With Recovery's New Normal Recovery's new normal often feels weird, not just for the recovering addict, but for family members and other affected others. It can be quite strange to not have to go down to the police station to bail out a loved one. Having your loved one at home, safe and sound [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Struggling With Recovery’s New Normal

Benefits of Family Therapy as an Addiction Treatment

Benefits of Family Therapy as an Addiction Treatment One of the many types of addiction treatments that addicts will seek out when they start going to an addiction rehab center is family therapy. While this type of addiction treatment is not used as often as others such as individual therapy and group therapy, it is [...]

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Family Rehab – You Don’t Have to Avoid Treatment Because You Don’t Want to Leave Your Kids

Family Rehab – You Don’t Have to Avoid Treatment Because You Don’t Want to Leave Your Kids   Family rehab is gaining popularity, especially among women with children who want to overcome their addictions, but don’t want to be away from their children for an extended amount of time. This type of program has offered [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Family Rehab – You Don’t Have to Avoid Treatment Because You Don’t Want to Leave Your Kids

Putting Family Life Back Together: Anger

Putting Family Life Back Together During Recovery Putting family life back together after a family member gets into recovery can be really challenging. If that person is living at home or is a parent, spouse or caregiver, family roles may change. Everyone in the family may feel like they are going to be forever caught [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Blog, Family Rehab|Comments Off on Putting Family Life Back Together: Anger