4 ways to reduce holiday stress

The holidays are a time to show those you love how much you care, by buying gifts (sometimes unnecessarily), creating crafts and elaborate treats, hosting events in your home, saying yes to another get-together with friends or neighbors, and basically “doing it all.” The stress that comes with this can cause extreme exhaustion. Some of […]

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6 Tips to Minimize Family Drama During the Holidays

My husband and I were talking about the upcoming holidays and that we were determined to make them “good” again and to try to have a wonderful time with family. This seems to be our conversation most years and no matter what your family situation is, or what your experience has been over the holiday […]

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Helping Families Help Their Kids

Faith communities are uniquely positioned to provide parents with resources. Here at FRrē, we partner with churches and spiritual and faith communities to provide resources to families struggling with their relationships in the family system. Often, the issues causing distress center around adolescents and parents. Teenagers today are experiencing a lot of stress, and when […]

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Young People Do Recover

Hear from a couple that felt lost and were at their wits end. Tim and Sue knew they needed to find help for their son who was struggling. After engaging with the staff at FRrē they quickly realized they needed to heal and grow themselves, before providing that help for their son. They learned more effective […]

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Unintended Consequences

When I came to work for Family Recovery Resource Experts in January, I knew a little bit of “therapy lingo,” but not as a licensed practitioner. Coming into the role of marketing and outreach, I began to soak up every little thing I could to be able to convey our message correctly and really understand […]

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Enabling Negative Behavior

Enabling is a term you hear quite a bit in the recovery community. It comes with a negative connotation. Family and friends are warned not to enable. When I think of enabling, I typically think, “that’s something I should stop” or “enabling is negative.” Enabling, by definition, is to give (someone or something) the authority […]

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Acceptance Is Key to Family Recovery

About a year ago, at a graduation ceremony for a recovery high school, I heard a story from a mother talking about her experience accepting her daughter’s path down the road of addiction and recovery. It resonated with me so much I remember it clearly even a year later. I want to share a version […]

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