Family-Focused Recovery Starts with Family Members

Taking care of yourself when your loved one is suffering is critical to healing your family. For family members concerned that a loved one is reaching a crisis with their behavioral health, the idea of focusing on caretaking themselves can seem laughable. Family members are often consumed by what can feel like—and sometimes is—a battle […]

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Existing in Relationships

Family-focused recovery acknowledges the power of relationships in the healing process. The way we focus on most problems is that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. That means that when an individual—for example an adult child in a family—is suffering from addiction or mental illness, the focus is on them. The problem is, we exist […]

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A Good Ending to a Traditional Intervention

Jen Stowe describes the second part of an intervention on a heroin-addicted young woman. Note: this is the second of a two-part series describing a real-life traditional intervention on a heroin-addicted young woman. Jessica is not her real name.

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