Addiction

Intervention

Addiction and the Family

Addiction affects every family differently, depending on how persistent the addiction is, which family member struggles with addiction, and whether or not these families have external social support. Addiction introduces increased amounts of stress, which affects many different areas of family life and many different family members. Social, psychological, and emotional issues caused by addiction …

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Thinking Positive

Building your Confidence

You might struggle with an unproductive inner monologue that tells you you’ll never succeed or don’t deserve happiness. If an inability to take pride in your accomplishments is holding you back, try these confidence-building exercises. 1. REPEAT POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS It might sound a little bit corny, but if you repeat something to yourself often enough, …

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Personal Boundaries

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries are very important is helping with recovery and interventions. Personal boundaries are physical and/or emotional limits that people set for themselves as a way to safeguard their overall well-being. Healthy boundaries help people define who they are as a way to ensure relationships are safe, supportive and respectful. Unhealthy boundaries are thoughts or behaviors …

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Set Boundaries

Examples of Setting Healthy Boundaries

What Are Some Examples of Setting Healthy Boundaries in Addiction Recovery? There are clear-cut situations where boundaries are needed immediately, such as abusive situations or when violence is present. And there are other situations where you may not realize the need to set limits because the violations might be subtle. For example, we might justify someone’s …

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Codependency

Can Boundaries Work in a Codependent Relationship?

Yes, it is possible to set and maintain personal boundaries in a codependent relationship, but it takes practice. Here’s why: Our values and needs become blurred and enmeshed in codependency; we don’t know where we end and the other person begins. In codependency, we focus on how someone else can meet our needs rather than focusing …

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