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 […]

Getting Through Your First Sober Holiday Season

For most, the holiday season is a time for merriment and cheer, but for recovering addicts, it can be the most challenging of seasons. From work parties and outings to family gatherings, there could be a host of temptations for someone who struggles with drugs and/or alcohol addiction. No doubt, getting through your first holiday […]

What to Expect from your Addiction Rehab Program

Rehab centers and programs fall into two main types. Inpatient rehab which requires individuals wanting to recover to stay in a treatment facility during the course of treatment, and outpatient rehab, where the individual stays at home but attends regular therapy and counseling sessions. All rehab centers share some common traits in terms of what […]