The journey from addiction to recovery is undoubtedly one of the most difficult things an individual can go through. So much emphasis is placed on the individual that one may not at first realize how important family is. Whether you’re researching on behalf of a loved one who hasn’t yet committed to getting help or you are researching to answer your own questions, take solace in the fact that you’re doing the right thing.
Loved ones wield a special power to help those around them with addiction struggles.
There are a lot of ways that loved ones can help, from urging an individual to go to treatment, to serving as a support network for sobriety continuation post-treatment. Depending on your level of commitment (and closeness to the individual), medical professionals helping oversee the matter may encourage you to play specific roles in the treatment process.
Please browse our resources below for help exploring the various paths that lay before you. Don’t forget to take care of yourself too — AlAnon and other meeting groups are focused on providing support and resources to those living with individuals who have addictions and can be an excellent option.