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How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

How to Help a Mother in Recovery Find Her Footing

The road to recovery and sobriety is different for each person. Women struggle differently than men and mothers have particular sets of challenges others may not. Depending on who they have helping them, they may be single parents, widowed, married, partnered with someone, and many variations in between. Exploring how to practice self-care on top of caring for themselves in… Read More
Ready, Set, Go: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Addiction Create Space for Change

Ready, Set, Go: Tips to Help Loved Ones with Addiction Create Space for Change

There is an old saying that the body may be willing but the flesh is weak. When it comes to people in recovery from addiction, The mind, body, and spirit can feel weak, disillusioned, frustrated, afraid, and many other emotions in rehab. Detox can be draining, followed by weeks or months of rehab work, and then the period of aftercare… Read More
addiction on first responders families

What Is the Ripple Effect of Addiction on First Responder Families?

Drug and alcohol abuse only impacts the individual. That is what a person thinks when they are in the midst of addiction. They often don’t see or feel the impact of their actions on others. The community, loved ones, and others experience the impact of their addiction on a deep level. Spouses, children, and family may look the other way… Read More
Isolation in Addiction

What Is the Impact of Isolation on Addiction Recovery?

Loneliness and isolation seem to go hand-in-hand with recovery at certain times. It might be in the beginning or later but recovery is a challenging time no matter what is happening. Sometimes, people are not part of an individual’s life because they are still using substances. Other times, it might just be the relationship that needs repairing so there is… Read More