Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Support

Family relationships affect substance abuse treatment because, in addiction, biology, psychology, and a patient’s social network all play a part. Usually, a person’s family is their most significant social network, with the longest-lasting and most intense relationships. Family members often feel helpless in the face of addiction, but, in reality, there’s a lot that they…

Building a Support System for Your Recovery

Recovery support can take many forms and provide multiple benefits, including inspiration, accountability, education and sober social activities. Tips for building your support system include the following:   Let professionals help. Addiction and mental health treatment providers can work with you on issues that affect your relationships. They can help you learn conflict management skills…