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The festive season is a time to eat, drink, and be merry.
But if you’re a recovering addict, the cocktails, parties, and good times can be a tough to try navigate.
Additionally, increased family time during the holidays can be emotional for many, especially those recovering from addiction. And for those without close family ties, loneliness may set in.
Therefore, we have gathered a few tips on how to stay sober this festive season.
Addiction is the addict’s disease; co-dependency is the family’s disorder.
In the last article we discussed enabling an addict and briefly touched on the overlapping likelihood of an addict’s family’s needing co-dependency recovery.
In this article we will be exploring co-dependency and detachment with love.
For those out there who have let their New Year’s resolutions slip, or who are trying to maintain or start a life free from drug and alcohol abuse, here are a few more “realistic” resolutions that the recovering addict should consider.
Estrangement from society is one of the biggest factors that individuals that struggle with substance abuse face when trying to integrate back into an ordinary or somewhat normal lifestyle post their addiction and rehabilitation treatment.
After an individual accepts and candidly admits their addiction to a substance they are often faced with reactions of distrust and scepticism from their loved ones and their community, these responses are expected as there is a primarily negative stigma attached to the disease of addiction.
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