Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

Embracing the Benefits of Sobriety in the New Year

Celebrating the New Year often comes with the clinking of champagne glasses and parties that start in the evening and last well into the early morning. It should come as no surprise that people also tend to overindulge, drinking more than they should. The influence of alcohol can lead to rising tempers and disagreements, driving

New Year’s Resolutions for Eating Disorder Recovery

A new year has begun, and for many people, that means setting resolutions. However, this can be a double-edged sword. While setting goals can be motivational, resolutions often tend to focus on diet and exercise, which can pose challenges, especially for those in eating disorder recovery. All of the talk of diets, fitness plans, and

Socializing in Recovery: Avoiding Holiday Temptation

Addiction from recovery is a journey, and it does involve lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life spent alone. Socializing in recovery is possible as long as you plan ahead and consider your options. You can still celebrate with friends and go out and enjoy yourself; it just may look a