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Tips to Support a Loved One in Early Recovery

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For the families and friends of an individual in recovery, it can be difficult to know the best ways to show your support and love during this time. What do you say? What should you do? Below we have compiled some tips that we think will be helpful for families and friends looking to support a loved one in early recovery.

Silicon Beach Tx can help provide needed support to your loved ones struggling with addiction. Our compassionate staff will help equip you with the tools and resources necessary to support your loved one through their recovery journey. We can also help your loved ones detox from substances, complete a rehab program, and enter sober living so they can heal. Call 213.460.1706 to get started.

Supporting a Loved One in Early Recovery

Helping your loved ones as they take the steps toward a healthier future does not have to be complicated. A few areas can help you become a better ally to their sobriety.

Education

Begin by educating yourself about addiction. It is a complicated disease that is often misunderstood by the general public. By taking the time to learn about addiction, you are taking the first steps in maintaining a relationship with your loved one in recovery. There are many places to find information about addiction, including 12-step meetings, books, and online resources.

Sober Living

Encouraging a sober living environment is another way to show support for a loved one in the early stages of recovery. The first few months are some of the most crucial in recovery. Many recovering addicts will stay in sober living facilities after receiving treatment to help them transition back into society. Removing all substances from the home is the only way to create a sober living environment for your loved one. Creating and encouraging a sober living environment can help continue the process of easing a loved one back into society during the early stages of recovery.

Build Sober Relationships

Building sober relationships is another crucial step in recovery for your loved one. If a recovering addict chooses to stay in a sober living facility, they will be surrounded by others in recovery. It is vital that your loved one continues to maintain relationships with other sober individuals to ensure they continue to focus on their recovery. This includes not only friendships but also productive hobbies. There are a number of classes available in sober environments that allow individuals to meet other recovering addicts during the early stages of recovery.

Recognize Relapse

Knowing the signs of relapse is an important part of supporting a loved one in the early stages of recovery. Relapse should never be taken lightly. Typically relapse does not happen all of a sudden, although it can happen in some cases. The first thoughts and temptations of relapse can occur weeks or months before the actual occurrence of relapse. You can help by holding someone accountable to their treatment plan. You can also look for signs such as hanging out with old friends, troubles with their job or relationship, loss of interest in recovery, disconnect from friends and family, and isolation. If you begin to notice any of these signs of relapse, it is crucial to get your loved one the help they need immediately.

Patience

Finally, it is important to be patient with your loved one. Recovery is a process, and a journey meant to be lived one day at a time. The road to recovery is a very long one. So being patient, listening, and consistent encouragement are necessary as your loved one begins the path of living a life that is sober.

Addiction Treatment at Silicon Beach Tx

Helping your loved one find addiction treatment can be challenging. But, at Silicon Beach Tx, we are here to help. We offer a variety of addiction treatment services that can help them take the steps toward a happier, healthier future.

If you think your loved one is struggling with relapse or substance abuse, call Silicon Beach Tx today at 213.460.1706. Silicon Beach Tx offers residential treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and an outpatient program (OP) for drug and alcohol addiction. Located in sunny LA, your loved one will be able to heal in a serene environment.