Communication

Communication Strategies for Families

The effects of substance abuse and eating disorders go far beyond the person suffering from it. Almost invariably, the lives of every single family member of the afflicted are touched as well. This makes communication between family members as important as ever. While skills like active listening and strategies like setting aside time to talk…

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Healthy Boundaries

Setting and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

Healthy Boundaries Vs. Weak Boundaries Healthy boundaries are integral to fulfilling relationships and happy lives. Unfortunately, many of us – especially those of us in recovery – don’t learn the required skills to set and maintain boundaries. In fact, unhealthy boundaries were likely contributed to many of our problems, whether it was from abuse, codependent…

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Eating Disorder Recovery

A Potentially Problematic Holiday Thanksgiving can be stressful for everyone, but it can be particularly problematic for those suffering from an eating disorder. Last year around this time, we posted an extensive two-part guide for navigating the holidays while in recovery. This year, we’d like to hit some of the high points of those blogs.…

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Addiction Myths

Addiction Myths: Setting the Record Straight

Barriers to Recovery It’s an unfortunate truth that stereotypes, preconceptions, and myths surround addiction and recovery. While we generally subscribe to the idea that what others think of us is none of our business, it’s also true that these same myths are keeping people from getting the help they so desperately need. These old notions…

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