In a perfect world, a recovering addict would have a loving, supportive family to fall back on after completing treatment. Unfortunately, not everyone has this arrangement. Some people do lack a nurturing, loving family, but it’s more common for relationships to be damaged. Spouses may have been hurt, siblings may have been lied to and parents may have been stolen from. Most addiction treatment programs are 30 to 60 days long. Typically, this isn’t enough time for loved ones to deal with the trauma from the addiction. Just as addicts need time to heal, so do family members. If you are currently dealing with a situation similar to this, there are ways to cope. Always put your recovery first. Here are five ways to deal with unsupportive family and refocus your energy toward your recovery.
Keep Your Distance
Form Positive Relationships