Rebuilding Family Trust in Recovery

Recovery improves our lives in numerous ways. We regain jobs, develop a stronger sense of emotional stability, and begin repairing the many relationships left broken by our substance use. Unfortunately, all of these require quite a bit of patience. Once we begin feeling better about ourselves, we want the pieces to fall into place. Even […]

8 Dysfunctional Family Roles in Addiction

Addiction is a family disease. And much like addiction itself, the resultant family dysfunction quite often operates in a cycle. The addict’s behavior affects the rest of the family in various ways and, as they respond with a wide range of coping mechanisms, their reactive behaviors influence that of the addict or alcoholic. The manifestation […]

Part Four: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part Two: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Part One: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]