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Surviving the Family Holiday Gathering

The holidays are stressful. Holidays place strain on relationships and bring up childhood memories. Family gatherings can be joyful, and they can create even more stress. Whether or not someone is in recovery, family dinners, parties, and holiday gatherings can trigger unresolved trauma, addiction, and self-destructive behaviors. While some try to avoid these triggers by…

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Goal of Family Therapy During Detox and Addiction Treatment

Addiction is often a family issue because substance dependence affects the entire family system and the individuals battling it. Therefore, family therapy during the detox of a family member is vital. It has been proven that addiction treatment programs have better outcomes when family members or close associates are also involved in the treatment process.…

family therapy is a great way to mend family relationships

How Family Therapy Can Mend Relationships

Addiction is a serious issue that impacts not only the individual suffering from addiction but also their family members, friends, and colleagues. This is one of the reasons why developing a substance abuse, or addiction issue can be so devastating. There is a lot of collateral damage to loved ones. Therefore, when developing a complete…