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family survival guide for addiction

A Survival Guide for Living with an Addicted Person

How Addiction Affects Your Life This bulleted list addresses the ways in which our lives can be impacted by chemical dependency. This disease affects the entire household, not just the addict. Here are common experiences of family members who come to Augustine Recovery. Do any of them resonate with you? You find it hard to …

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Early Warning Signs of Addiction: How to Know When Something’s Wrong

Are you worried about a friend or family member, but aren’t sure whether or not they have a problem? Many people across the country require professional treatment for addiction, but for loved ones, it can be difficult to determine whether a person’s substance use has reached problematic levels. Today, we’ll help you to identify some …

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What Happens While They’re in Rehab? | Family Blog Series

When someone you love goes to treatment, you’re probably feeling mixed emotions. It’s a relief to finally see them get help, but you may be curious about what happens once they enter an inpatient facility. Long-term programs like The Augustine’s require residents to remain enrolled for at least 90 days – what is your loved one …

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How Family Involvement Improves Outcomes

Addiction is a Family Disease Many people see addiction as one person’s battle against drugs, alcohol, and their inner demons. However, spouses, children, and parents are also affected by a loved one’s substance abuse. Addiction’s devastating effects – such as legal troubles, financial strain, and emotional damage – can impact other people just as much …

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