It can be confusing if you suspect your loved one has an addiction. People with addictions become masters at hiding them. However, this takes energy and guile. Eventually, their efforts erode, and their caution begins to slip. The family wonders what is happening to their loved one. Soon, their excuses and your excuses for them […]
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It Is Possible for Your Loved One to Break Free From Addiction
There is hope for your loved one that they can break free from addiction. However, just like other serious diseases, addiction requires professional treatment for people to recover. Family members who want to see their loved one break free from addiction can help by educating themselves. It helps to understand what addiction is and how […]
How to Recognize Addiction in a Loved One
Recognizing addiction in a loved one can be painful. Often we do not want to acknowledge the warning signs. Regardless, addiction is a serious condition that needs to be taken seriously, or it will continue to get worse. In the book Addicted?: Recognizing Destructive Behaviors Before It’s Too Late, author Marilyn Freimuth discusses addiction in […]
How Do I Know if My Loved One Is Right for an Intervention?
When a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or mental health problems, it can be challenging to see the big picture and know the best way to help them. If you haven’t confronted them yet, you may be waiting and unsure how to approach them, not wanting to make things worse. If you have […]
The Importance of Finding a Proper Interventionist
There is nothing more frightening than seeing a loved one be consumed and controlled by an addiction. The changes in their routine and constant mood swings indicate that their struggle can be getting the best of them. Gradually seeing changes in someone’s behavior can be difficult to understand, especially when you are unaware of what […]
Seeking Treatment for Loved Ones: Why Choose Florida?
Seeking addiction treatment for the first time can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. As an ordinary person coping with life, both legal and illegal substances are easily accessible to help one unwind at the end of a long day. Due to a lack of awareness of the extent of harm substances can cause, substance use continues […]
What Is Family Systems Theory?
The “family systems theory” is a complex dynamic practiced between individuals and their families. It can be a reaction consisting of emotional responses and an expectation of certain outcomes that can inhibit or promote an individual’s way of thinking. When thinking of a “family,” there may be an expectation placed on parents from children and […]