Friday, May 25, 2012

Families in Recovery | Supporting Long-Term Recovery

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family system. It's important for families to be educated on how to distinguish the difference between supporting their loved one's recovery and enabling their loved one in their addiction. It is vital to the recovery process to incorporate the entire family system in fighting the disease of addiction; support of the recovery process can help "raise the bottom" so the addict gets the help they need sooner. This video is a great resource for families struggling with helping an addicted person in their family. Just remember, when the family supports recovery, and doesn't enable, everyones life gets better!




2 comments:

Dad and Mom said...

Ken,

Once my son got serious about recovery all of a sudden the burden was on me. How do I re-learn my role. After all, I'm the father of an addict and I just learned what that meant. Off to the bookstore and internet. After a bunch of reading and trials through experience here is how I summed it up on my blog: http://parentsofanaddict.blogspot.com/2011/11/parents-and-recovery.html

Andrea Desouja said...

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