So, you want to support the recovering person in your life, but you’re probably not sure where to start with this. Before your loved one went to treatment, you probably witnessed some scary things about their life. Watching somebody spiral out of control with addiction can be frightening and upsetting. But once that person gets help, life isn’t all sunshine and daisies. Real life is difficult for everyone at one time or another. Your recovering loved one needs to be able to spread their wings, but they need support to have the confidence to fly.
Adjusting to life in early recovery can be especially hard. However, it’s also an excellent time to set boundaries. Life can’t be the same as it was when your loved one was in active addiction. New and healthy behavior patterns can help both you and your family member in recovery get along and thrive together!
These are just a few ways you can make healthier lifestyle choices together. Recovery is a journey that your loved one will make in their own time and on their own, but you can always help along the way. Just make sure that you take care of yourself and let your addicted family member live their own life.
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