Category: Healthy Communication

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How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery

When someone has been through the challenges of rehab from addiction, they still have work to do when they return home. Rebuilding relationships with family and loved ones is an important part of addiction recovery and allows people to sustain sobriety for the long-term with their support. Healthy relationships are an important aspect of life for all of us and can include family, professional, romantic and social connections.

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How to Relate to Someone with an Addiction

Watching a loved one destroy their lives through drug or alcohol abuse can be extremely painful. However, understanding how addiction illness affects a person’s behavior can go some way to making it easier to find the right treatment. Addiction is characterized by an uncontrollable compulsion to abuse substances. The sufferer will be unable to quit using drugs or alcohol despite the extensive damage it may be doing to their lives.

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What to Do When you Think a Loved One is Addicted to Drugs

Unfortunately, substance use disorder is an illness that is sweeping the nation, largely due to the rising number of people taking opiate-based prescription drugs. However, our understanding of addiction as an illness is better than ever before and there are now numerous ways for people struggling to cope to get the treatment they need.

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Cutting Toxic People Out of Your Life and Recovery

When someone has been struggling with addiction issues, they will generally have become distanced from loved ones and more interested in new people associated with their substance abuse. This can not only lead to damage to close personal relationships but also to someone fighting addiction being “enabled” to continue.

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Apps to Aid in Addiction Recovery

Dependency can be reliance on a substance, activity or person where an individual treats something or someone as more important than themselves.

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The Importance of Journaling in Recovery

When someone is recovering after treatment for addiction, keeping a journal can be an effective tool to keep them healthy. In fact, many people working in the addiction field believe journaling to be the cheapest form of therapy and a catalyst for positive change.

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How Co-Dependency Hinders Addiction Recovery

Dependency can be reliance on a substance, activity or person where an individual treats something or someone as more important than themselves.

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How Human-Animal Interactions Can Assist Recovery

As evidenced by the millions of people all over the world sharing their lives with pets, the bond humans have with animals is widely considered life-enhancing. It’s perhaps no surprise that animals can have huge benefits for someone going through alcohol and drug detox and that animal-assisted therapy in recovery is becoming more commonplace.

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How to Live with an Addict without Enabling Them

When someone is struggling with addiction issues, they are not the only ones to suffer the consequences. Family members are also plunged into feelings of pain, fear, loss and weariness and everyone close to the addict is affected. Learning how to live with an addict can be difficult because it requires knowing the difference between helping their suffering and enabling their addiction.

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How to Communicate with Family after Detoxing

You’ve gone through detox here at Capo Canyon Recovery, and are now navigating the waters to transition into sobriety. You’ve made big steps and strides, and now it’s time to communicate your successes and experiences to your family. An important thing to keep in mind is that your family might not be fully prepared to hear all the nitty gritty in terms of your detox. It might be extremely hard for them to comprehend the pain that you have gone through to get to this place. Here are some helpful tips in terms of communicating with your family: