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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.…

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Understanding Addiction’s Toll on Families

When someone is suffering from addiction, it’s common to think about how their condition affects their wellbeing. However, the addiction’s toll on families must also be discussed. During an alcohol addiction treatment program, the whole family must be involved. This is referred to as family therapy, and it is one of the most effective intervention…