woman wonders how sobriety will affect her relationships

How Does Sobriety Affect Relationships?

Making major lifestyle changes, such as pursuing addiction recovery, will impact other areas of life. For instance, sobriety and relationships have several connections between each other. Addiction can negatively affect connections with romantic partners, family members, and friends. However, sobriety can improve these. Plus, positive relationships can help patients to continue through recovery and succeed.…

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Support Groups for Families of Addicts & Alcoholics

Being a pillar of strength, hope, and guidance for someone else is a very exhausting task, even for the most capable person. Support groups for families of addicts & alcoholics provide a much needed safe space to cope with the on-going strain they endure with this problem, so they don’t lose themselves in the process.

An addicted person is not just changing and negatively affecting their own life, but their attitudes and actions greatly affect those around them. Because of the ripple effect addiction has on loved ones, it is often called a ‘family disease’. Having an environment in which the loved ones can go and express concerns is needed for the overall long-term recovery of everyone involved.