Resentment In Recovery: Dealing With People, Friends, & Family You Resent

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Resentment In Recovery Resentment in recovery is a huge hurdle for most recovering addicts to leap. Some people struggle dealing with individuals they meet in recovery, but almost everyone struggles with friends and family when it comes to resentment. That’s because people we care about typically have a very strong ability to get under our […]

How to Tell if Someone is an Alcoholic

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Alcoholism is one of the great unfairness’s of life. How is it possible that something that makes people feel so happy and so good can turn on them so completely, threatening their sanity, their livelihood, their family and their very lives? No one sets out to become an alcoholic, and most are very surprised when […]

How to Interact With a Treatment Client Who’s Home From Los Angeles for the Holidays

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Somehow, Thanksgiving and the Holiday season are already right around the corner. Addiction treatment clients often visit home during the Holidays–sometimes for the first time since they entered the program. While this is probably exciting, it can also be stressful for both the client and their family. With that stress in mind, we talked to […]

A Family Disease: A Look into How Addiction and Alcoholism Impact the Family Unit

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Addiction is a Family Disease Addiction and Alcoholism is a family disease in that it affects the family as a whole and each member individually. For an individual, living with alcohol and drug abuse means putting oneself in harmful environments filled with disruptions to normal routines, the tension of strained relationships, and dishonesty. It weighs […]