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Rebuilding the Family in Early Recovery

Whether it’s your spouse or a different family member in recovery, addiction generally affects your entire family unit with a ripple effect. Side effects from the disease often involve broken trust, boundaries that are constantly overstepped and feeling helpless. If a loved one is in treatment, chances are your family is going to experience a…

The Value of Setting Boundaries in Recovery

A close relationship with an addict can mean that boundaries are crossed again and again. A person suffering from addiction can develop uncharacteristic behavior that leads to volatile and unhealthy relationships with those close to them. This often involves co-dependent dynamics, where family members believe that they can prevent the addict from using again by…