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Supporting a Family or Friend in Recovery for Addictive Disease

  • Supporting a Family or Friend in Recovery for Addictive Disease
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Supporting Your Newly Recovering Alcoholic Family Member

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This program helps employees and family members of newly recovering addicts and alcoholics play the critical and powerful roles they have as non-enabling, supportive cheerleaders for the addict.
When family members remain uneducated about recovery and their role in it, they frequently do all the wrong things although these things may be well-intentioned. There behaviors may undermine the addict or recovering alcoholic, provoke relapse, and it can all end affect worker productivity.

Family members of newly recovering employees often do not participate in family counseling programs and they may also not receive any follow up from addiction treatment programs, which are notoriously neglectful in this area. This program helps bridge this knowledge gap to prevent loss to the organization from affected family members.

Contents include:

Family member's role in recovery.
What if relapse happens?
Helping family member overcome denial
True impact of the family struggle
How to begin your own healing as a family member
Dealing with anger, resentment, and guilt
Al Anon - how it can help - how to find a meeting
How the EAP can help
Why making the addict responsible, not guilty works faster
Stopping dysfunctional behaviors
Why tough family problems have answers "in the group"
Using familiy help and Al-Anon literature
Miracles happen, but temper expectations
Your focus: A sober home and your recovery
Eliminating provocative behavior
Stopping the counterforces to recovery
When things go well...accept  it.
Relapse happens, don't give up
The nature of chronic disease
Double down...don't give up when relapse happens
Establish boundaries
Making recovery non-negotiable
Steer your loved one away from temptation
Allowing the alcoholic to fail
Accept apologies and remorse without resentment
Never say, "Why did you wait so long to get sober?"

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