addiction and family dynamics

Addiction Affects Family Dynamics

Substance use disorder (SUD) not only affects the person struggling with addiction, but it can also impact those close to that person. Partners, children, siblings, and parents can all suffer from a loved one’s dependence on drugs or alcohol. With the help of a family therapy program as part of addiction treatment, you and your loved…

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Mending Relationships After Rehab

Overcoming addiction is a tremendous feat that requires ongoing work even after detox and addiction treatment. The initial stages of your treatment may focus on managing withdrawal symptoms and discovering the underlying causes of substance abuse. While individual counseling is the cornerstone of a successful recovery, healing damaged relationships with your loved ones will also…

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How Addiction Impacts Family

When someone struggles with addiction, they are hurting more than just their own health and well-being. Substance use disorders can have far-reaching effects, including on family members. If you grew up in a household with a parent or other relative who struggled with addiction, you understand firsthand how much their condition impacted your life. Even…

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The Importance of a Strong Support System

Having a support system is essential for daily life. Having someone to turn, talk to, and interact with daily helps support mental health. In addiction treatment, having that type of support is even more critical. In some ways, that support system can help a person avoid a relapse. Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston offers tools to…

codependency and addiction

The Relationship Between Codependency and Addiction

Is there someone enabling your drug dependency? Codependency and addiction are two destructive habits that often coexist. Can you save this relationship? More importantly, can you quit using drugs or alcohol? At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, our team offers assistance to those struggling with drug and alcohol use. We offer a range of treatment options…

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5 Benefits of an Intervention

There are many benefits of an intervention to get someone you love to seek treatment for an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Whether you want to host an intervention or you are the recipient, Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston is ready to help you. Our detox program provides the support needed to physically remove an addictive…

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Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

While the festive period is one that many people look forward to, it might be a worrying one for those in the early stages of recovery from alcohol abuse. It can present several triggers that threaten their recovery. Fortunately, there are ways to enjoy themselves and still have a sober Thanksgiving or recover at Serenity…

parents arguing in front of their child and a doctor before learning how addiction affects families

How Addiction Affects Families

When you think about how addiction affects families, you may realize that substances like opioids and alcohol have a severe impact on the way we relate. Although we think of addiction and substance abuse disorder as a largely personal experience, these substances have a devastating impact on the people who surround the addicted individual. Addiction…