When someone you care about enters rehab or a sober living home, your first instinct is to be there for them. After all, one of the keys to successful recovery is community support and involvement. We’ve discussed here before that it isn’t always easy to support someone in recovery, but sometimes it’s as easy as visiting them. But can you visit a sober living home? And more importantly, should you visit? Let’s discuss the idea behind sober living facilities and all of the factors that will impact your decision to visit one.
It is vital that the family members of the patients provide support and care during the rehab process. This makes the patients feel that they are loved and needed by people. It also helps them grow more confident and speed up their recovery process too.
A person addicted to drugs usually affects their whole family and not just him or her. It is usually the person’s family that faces the problems of addiction, the most. It is for this reason most recovery centers provide treatments for the family as a whole.
Sometimes a person can become overly confident in his or her sobriety and believe that it is possible to return to controlled casual drinking without falling back into full-blown addiction. Or, a person may begin using alcohol because he or she previously only had a problem with heroin or other opioid drugs. However, this flawed […]
The holidays present a unique set of challenges for people in recovery, often putting their coping and relapse prevention skills to the ultimate test. However, these road bumps during the holiday season don’t have to be threats to sobriety. Instead, they can be used as opportunities to develop and improve important skills like resilience, discipline, […]
Updated on December 17th, 2020 Addiction recovery is a long-term process and a highly-individualized one at that. No one person’s recovery journey will be identical to another’s, and as a family member or friend of an addicted loved one, it’s important to remember that you play a vital role in this process.