What to Expect When Dating an Addict in Recovery
What to Expect When Dating an Addict in Recovery The relationship between a recovering addict and a non-addict can be a healthy one. However, there are unique challenges that come with dating an addict in recovery, which are important to be aware of. Even if you feel like you know the person very well, it’s […]
What to Expect During Seroquel Withdrawal
What to Expect During Seroquel Withdrawal When coming off of Seroquel, it is critical to be aware of the potential Seroquel withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can differ from person to person, and can range from mild to severe. What is Seroquel? Seroquel (also known as quetiapine) is an antidepressant and antipsychotic medication primarily used to […]
How Long Does it Take for Xanax to Leave Your System?
The amount of time that Xanax stays in your body will depend on a variety of factors, including the dosage, and the person’s age and metabolism. Let’s take a look at what other factors consider when evaluating how long it takes for Xanax to leave your system. What is Xanax? Xanax (also known as alprazolam), […]
How to Support an Addict in Recovery Over the Holidays
For people in recovery, the holiday season can be especially challenging since it can be full of stressors and triggers that raise the possibility of relapse. It can be difficult to know how to best support a loved one who is battling addiction. There are, however, things you can do to support your loved one […]
Is Addiction a Family Disease?
Addiction is something that affects more than just the addict – it affects everyone around them . Whether addiction is your family member’s or your own problem, it’s important to understand how it affects the whole family. Here’s why addiction is a family disease, and how you can support addicted loved ones. How Addiction Affects […]
How to Cope With Alcoholic Parents
If you’re struggling to cope with your parent’s drinking problem, here are some tips on how to cope with alcoholic parents. Whether your parent is in recovery or not, it’s important to find a way to express your feelings and cope with the impact that this has had on your life. Does Your Parent Have […]
How to Approach an Addict in Denial
Denial can make it extremely difficult to get through to an addict and make them see that they need help. Let’s look into why denial often goes hand-in-hand with addiction, and how you can approach an addict in denial in a way that resonates with them. What is Denial? Denial is the refusal to accept […]
How to Break Free From Codependency
Codependency is a powerful and destructive relationship dynamic that can be incredibly hard to break free from. However, by gaining a better understanding of what codependency is, how it presents itself in relationships, and how it is linked to addiction, you are already on the road to breaking the toxic cycle of codependency. What is […]
How to Set Boundaries With an Addict
If you have an addicted loved one, as difficult as it may be, it’s important for you to set boundaries with them. Setting boundaries with an addict will not only help protect you from the addict’s behavior, but it will also protect your mental health. Although it can be hard to stick to boundaries, doing […]
What Happens When You Stop Enabling an Addict?
When you have a loved one who struggles with addiction, you naturally want to do everything you can to help them. However, there is a fine line between helping and enabling their behavior. What is Enabling? When we enable an addict, we’re indirectly and unintentionally supporting their addiction. Enabling is a form of support that […]