What to Expect from Family Visits

What to Expect from Family Visits - family visitingWhile an initial break in contact is important, visiting your loved one in rehab can be essential to their recovery. So what should you expect for your visit?

When it comes to family visitations, drug and alcohol recovery facilities have different policies. Some centers only allow visitation during a few hours on designated days.

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How to Communicate with Your Loved One in Rehab

How to Communicate with Your Loved One in Rehab - man writing letterAfter a moment of silence—incepted by the blackout period—it’s time to communicate with your loved one.

How do you do this? What are the right things to say? Is there any topic that should remain off limits?

The answer to these questions is complex as there is no absolute when it comes to communicating. Even saying the “right” thing sometimes can be misinterpreted.

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The Importance of Continuing Care after Rehab

The Importance of Continuing Care after Rehab - woman in therapists officeIt’s not uncommon for people new to recovery to think that once they leave rehab, they can go back to their old lives.

Unfortunately, this kind of thinking disregards the underlying reason that led them to becoming addicted in the first place.

Completing in-patient rehabilitation is a major accomplishment and a major step in establishing sobriety—but alone, rehab is not an end-all cure.

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7 Myths of Getting Sober

7 Myths of Getting Sober - myths wordSustaining sobriety requires more than just cessation of drug and/or alcohol use.

Sobriety requires self-care and diligent self-honesty. If we don’t take steps toward identifying the underlying emotional disturbance, our addiction can shapeshift, leading us to substitute one addiction for another.

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