This includes: Here are 5 ways family members can support their loved one in drug or alcohol recovery.
They include common problems family members encounter while living with a recovering addict and what actions you can take to address them.
After a client has transitioned from inpatient care with a treatment team responsible for the daily schedule, it may seem a little overwhelming to plan one’s own day.
This impossible ‘slowness’ that intimacy requires may frustrate and confuse the addict, who no doubt is in a rush to form a relationship after so many months spent healing in celibacy.
By understanding what is involved in living with a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, you can be better prepared to assist with recovery and offer support to decrease the chance of relapse.
If you've lived with a drug addict or alcoholic, you know that addiction doesn't just affect the addict - it affects friends and family as well. Because recovery is a lifelong process, your loved one won't be "cured" once he or she comes back from treatment.
The addict makes his own recovery a high priority in his life.
He continues to work on himself and to be engaged with other people in recovery.
Of course, these choices brought the addict much pain, and now post-recovery, he or she must tolerate a temporary loss of autonomy, sharing with a therapist, a 12-step group sponsor and even a support group the everyday minutia of their dating process.