Tips for Encouraging Loved Ones in Addiction Recovery

addiction recovery (1) It can be difficult to figure out how to offer the right type of support when a loved one enters addiction recovery. Friends and family members of newly recovering addicts often experience a confusing mix of emotions, ranging from hope and relief to irritability and anguish over the addict’s past behavior.

Here are some tips to consider as you support your loved one’s journey to recovery.

Seek Support

Addiction is often referred to as a family disease, as it affects not only the sufferer but everyone who cares for them. If you’ve struggled with depression, anxiety, or lack of self-care as the result of a loved one’s struggle with addiction, rest assured you’re not alone.

At Resilience Health, we offer Family Education and Support programs designed to help. If you are not located near the Heber City, Utah area, then consider looking into groups such as:

Support vs. Enabling

Fortunately, medical science now understands that opioid addiction is a disease rather than a moral shortcoming. Addiction recovery emphasizes that while the patient may not be responsible for their disease, they are responsible for treating it.

Support from loved ones often plays a vital role throughout the addiction recovery process. With Resilience Health’s outpatient recovery program, you can contact your loved one frequently with words of encouragement.

But it’s equally important to understand that you are not responsible for shielding a loved one from the consequences of their own actions or allowing toxic relationship patterns to continue. Family support groups offer excellent tools that can help you learn to set healthy boundaries.

Progress, Not Perfection

Addiction recovery is a process and doesn’t happen overnight. Understand that your loved one may experience setbacks along their journey and resist the urge to take it personally.

At Resilience Health, patients enjoy unlimited access to doctors who can help. From in-person visits to home meetings and video calls, we strive to ensure that each patient has the tools they need for each stage of their journey.

Family Support at Resilience Health

Resilience Health is dedicated to ensuring that both patients and family members have the tools needed to navigate addiction recovery in Herber City, UT. Reach out today at 435-261-7878 or through our online contact form for more information on how we can help.

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