Tag Archives: Family Therapy

Links Between Social Media Usage and
Substance Abuse

Some people are at a greater risk of substance abuse than others. Researchers believe there is a genetic link to addiction, as people with a family history of substance abuse disorders may struggle with addiction themselves. While there are inherent factors that contribute to illness, lifestyle also plays a role. A lack of support system […]

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Simple Tips to Help Family Members Cope With Addiction Within the Family

Simple Tips to Help Family Members Cope With Addiction Within the Family

Much research has been done regarding the effects of substance abuse on an addict. When someone is addicted, there is plenty of focus on how to provide treatment and help them stay sober. However, family members often don’t receive the attention and treatment they need. If you are an addict’s family member, you’re probably going […]

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Treating Pain Without Opiates

Treating Pain Without Opiates

After having surgery, Ted found himself in a great deal of pain and was prescribed Opiates to help manage his discomfort. Although the painkillers helped at first, they soon became a problem. It became clear Ted wasn’t going to be able to stop using the opiates on his own, so his wife and children found […]

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Trauma (Part 2): Symptoms of Trauma and Effective Therapies

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett In Part 1 of the trauma blog series, I explained how complex trauma, adversity early in life, and untreated psychological trauma is often the root of addiction. In Part 2 of this blog, we explore the symptoms of trauma and effective therapies that have been scientifically proven to help trauma […]

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Trauma (Part 1): An Often Overlooked Root of Addiction

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett The very word trauma evokes images of major events such as war, rape, kidnapping, and abuse. Natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes and windstorms affect thousands of people every year, causing loss of life, loss of home and leaving economic damage in their wake. When traumatic experiences occur, […]

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Building Trust and Meaningful Relationships in Recovery

By Family Therapist, Judi Jenett Trust is at the core of all meaningful relationships. Without trust, there can be no cohesive family unit and rebuilding trust for those recovering from an addiction is a process that can take many months or years. The disease of addiction creates imbalances in relationships and challenges the entire family […]

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5 Ways to Support Your Loved One in Recovery

As a family member or friend of someone who is in early recovery, you may be wondering how you can continue to support them. Even if you have a loved one who has spent a decade or more clean and/or sober, the recovery process can still be difficult at times. Addiction recovery is a lifelong […]

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Tips on How To Support Your Loved One in Recovery

When a family member is struggling with an addiction, the entire family suffers. It’s important for family members to understand the importance of healing together as a unit. Just like an addict is responsible for their recovery, each family member is responsible for theirs as well. When the pain is still prevalent, it can be […]

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The Family in Recovery

We have been discussing the impact addiction has on the family, in this post we look at what happens when a loved one finally gets help and what the family can expect. When an addicted family member finally enters recovery, the rest of the family often breathes a collective sigh of relief. For months or […]

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