How to Support a Loved One in Recovery

Understanding the Journey 

Watching a loved one struggle through drug addiction recovery is a heartbreaking experience. Having a support network that understands the journey will create an environment that encourages effective recovery. 

From an outsider’s perspective, you may think that addiction is a moral failing and that the patient wishes to be in that position, but this is not the case. Taking a person-centered approach toward understanding individuals that may be battling Substance Use Disorder often sheds light on the sociological, or biological, factors that influenced the addiction.

You will also learn the core details of the recovery process, dos, and don’ts, among other things. All this is taught to help you correctly handle your loved one’s sobriety journey and get the desired results. 

Introduce Your Loved One to Healthy Habits

One of the crucial stages of addiction recovery is creating a wholesome environment. This starts by introducing your loved one to healthy habits.  

Here are a few healthy habits that you can try with your loved one battling addiction:

  • Open communication
  • Journaling experiences
  • Creating vision boards
  • Eating and drinking healthy
  • Learn how to play an instrument
  • Explore new nature trails

Creating new experiences and memories together will open their mind to new ways of having fun. You might even help them identify a healthy proactive way to ‘escape’ hardships.

Joining Peer Support Groups

Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support groups are meetings where people recovering from addiction come together to converse and share their experiences. Our organization understands the value of Peer Support Specialists and we are grateful to have a passionate team motivated by helping others achieve their sobriety and mental health goals.

Our Peer Support Specialists are trained and certified to help our clients understand the value of continuing their path to recovery.

Sometimes we think there is no one else that will relate to the hardships we have experienced, but peer support groups present an opportunity to understand there are others that have been on this journey and made it through. Our Peer Support Specialists take an empathetic approach toward helping our clients with diverse needs.

Finding a Treatment Center

Our organization takes pride in providing person-centered care to those in need. Identifying a treatment center that encourages creating a support network is a critical step in the recovery journey. Taking the first step in recovery is always the hardest, surrounding yourself with those that have overcome the battle can play a major role in mitigating the likelihood of relapse.

We are a CARF Accredited Institution that takes a person-centered approach toward utilizing evidence-based practices. If you want to turn your loved one’s life around, this is the place for them to be!

Resources Available

We are proudly serving communities in Kentucky, Maryland, and Ohio and we are here to help you, or someone else, that may be battling Substance Use Disorder or Mental Health challenges.

Please feel free to reach out to us, and we will gladly serve you.

Email for more information!


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