Detachment with Love: what does it mean?

One of the great gifts of the addiction recovery movement is the concept of detachment with love. Originally conceived as a way to relate to an alcoholic family member, detachment with love is actually a tool that we can apply with anyone.   Al-Anon, a Twelve Step mutual-help group for friends and family members of alcoholics, … Continue reading "Detachment with Love: what does it mean?"

Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or Drug Rehab

Your Encouragement and Support is Important!  Having a member of your family in rehab like Hope Trust for drugs or alcohol means that you’re inevitably facing, and perhaps even struggling with a lot of concerns, questions and maybe some misconceptions about how professional treatment works. The following may answer some of those questions. He is in … Continue reading "Coping With Having a Family Member in Alcohol or Drug Rehab"

Addiction – How the Family Suffers and What It Can Do?

The members of a family are interdependent on each other. Therefore, when there is stress, the whole family readjusts itself to bring stability and balance into their lives. With an addict in the family, the rest of the family members begin to react in predictable ways. When one member of the family suffers from addiction, … Continue reading "Addiction – How the Family Suffers and What It Can Do?"

Strategies for Helping Addicts and Alcoholics to Get the Help they Need

Some of these strategies for helping addicts are more about you then they are about the addict themselves.Taking care of yourself, setting a good example of healthy living, and showing basic support is probably nine tenths of the battle.The rest is just details. But, the details might lead to a breakthrough, so it is worth … Continue reading "Strategies for Helping Addicts and Alcoholics to Get the Help they Need"

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