What to Do If Your Family Does Not Support Your Recovery

What to Do If Your Family Does Not Support Your RecoveryEarly in the addiction recovery process, people often count up the assets they can rely on as they remake their lives and also the problems they will have to confront. While many Chicago residents can count on strong support from family, others are not so lucky. For a variety of reasons, some or all of an addict’s family may decline to help with the recovery process or even work against it. While recovery is more difficult without family support, you can still find a path forward. [Read more…]

Taking Personal Responsibility for a Future without Addiction

Taking Personal Responsibility for a Future without AddictionExternal forces can help during the recovery process, but Chicago drug addicts need personal determination, responsibility and accountability to succeed in addiction recovery. The family and friends of an addict may use a professional interventionist, but the interventionist cannot force an addict into treatment. Interventions try to convince the addict that he has an issue that requires help. While an addict can be forced to detox, he cannot be forced to remain sober. Addicts must want that for themselves for treatment to succeed.
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