Pensive

Reclaim Your Sense of Hope in Recovery

For parents of kids struggling with mental health challenges and addiction, finding hope can be difficult. We might feel buried in negative thoughts, guilt, or shame. Recovering a feeling of optimism about a bright future ahead can be a struggle as we help our kids pull their lives back together following active treatment.  For parents […]

Child

What Do My Kids Need From Me?

Kids in recovery from addiction and other problematic issues might need parents more than they would like to admit. Often, oppositional behaviors can go hand-in-hand with other challenging behaviors. Kids, especially teens, go through a rebellious stage to assert their identities as they begin growing into adults. When addiction or other issues are present, opposition […]

Hug

How Do I Help My Child After Treatment?

Treatment at a rehabilitation facility for teenagers dealing with addiction, cutting, promiscuity, depression, or other issues, is just one step in the recovery process. Most kids will need continued support and interventions to keep them from relapsing in their recovery. As parents, we want to know what we can do to best support our kids […]

Garden

Healthy Ways to Prevent Relapse in the Recovery Journey

Relapse can occur following treatment and beyond. Depending upon the severity of the relapse, alumni might need to consider going back to a facility or getting additional support before things get much worse. In some instances, relapse can be recognized immediately, and we can get back on track quickly if we are honest with ourselves. […]

Upset

Am I Enabling My Child’s Addiction and Destructive Behavior?

One of the most common thoughts and concerns of family members of individuals with problematic behaviors and addictions is whether we enable the behavior. We worry that there is something that we are or are not doing that is driving our child to use substances, alcohol, or engage in other behaviors, like cutting or promiscuity. […]