Addiction Forum Question

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Tatiana M A Wife From NY

How do you deal with trusting your family member when they come home without treating them like they’re in prison,

How do I give them freedom and at the same time do everything I can to make sure they don’t relapse
Marlene R I think I should apply for good rehab at first to make sure your friend or a beloved one will be treated fine. We chose this rehab in Vermont: https://addictionresource.com/addiction-and-rehab-hotlines/vermont-numbers/ Maybe that will help someone. Bless you.
Olivia K I suggest going through sessions 8 and 9 that will give some insight on how to best prepare for life after treatment. Complete a relapse agreement plan (session 8) and go over boundaries together with the therapist before discharge so each of you knows what to expect from the other. Get support for yourself and focus on your own recovery from the effects of addiction while allowing your family member to take responsibility for their sobriety. When both of you are doing your own work, you will then be able to move forward with a healthy dynamic.