Having the support of family and friends during the addiction recovery process is essential to long-term success.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) March 25, 2019
Nexus Recovery Services has published a comprehensive infographic entitled “How-to Support Someone in Addiction Recovery” to inform people on ways to support a friend or loved one on their journey of recovery from substance abuse and addiction.
With this infographic, Nexus Recovery Services covers how-to provide assistance, deal with feelings, provide a safe environment, work on relationships, and take care of yourself when a loved one is early on in their recovery.
Providing assistance can begin by following through on offers to help and speaking to professionals who can advise and offer additional resources. When help is offered, you should provide specific ways you can help instead of a general offer. Additionally, financial help should only be offered for necessities and until your loved one can support themselves.
Dealing with both your feelings and the feelings of someone in early recovery can be challenging. Remember to be honest with your loved one and yourself. Motivate and encourage your loved one by focusing on the positive. Do not lose hope and stay invested in the end goal - long term recovery from addiction.
Providing a safe environment makes a big difference in the success of a loved one’s recovery journey. Do not partake in the use of substances with the person and encouraging meditation and coping skills that can help your loved one deal with triggers.
Having clear communication and avoiding unnecessary conflict is vital when working on relationships with someone in recovery from addiction. Taking care of yourself can be done by joining a support group and educating yourself on the addiction recovery process. Help from therapists and other professionals can help with your relationships as well.
“Having the support of family and friends during the addiction recovery process is essential to long-term success,” said Nexus Recovery Services, Clinical Director Dr. Tom Wood, PhD, LPCC. “By learning how to support your loved one in a healthy way, you will be helping them and yourself have a better and more satisfying relationship.” Dr. Wood continues, “Taking care of yourself is arguably the most important thing you can do to help your loved one in recovery. Taking time for things that make you happy and joining a support group for family and friends can make all the difference in your life and the life of your loved one.”
About Nexus Recovery Services
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Nexus Recovery Services is a boutique, mental health and alcohol and drug treatment center providing personalized outpatient treatment for adults 18 and older. Dedicated to providing the most effective and comprehensive care available, Nexus Recovery Services utilizes a number of evidence-based modalities including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, coordination of psychiatric treatment, mindfulness and spiritual guidance, and life skills coaching.