Addiction is a family disease. Helping a loved one in recovery doesn’t just mean providing moral support. Supporting a loved one who is in recovery means examining the ways family dynamics contribute to their substance habits, reflecting on personal behaviors that may be enabling rather than supportive, cultivating a stable home environment and educating oneself about the disease of addiction. While exploring issues like unhealthy relationships, domestic abuse and past trauma can be difficult, confronting these tough topics and healing together as a family is often the only path toward long-term recovery.
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