This is what family recovery is all about. Unhook from the beliefs, patterns, messaging, stigma and language that perpetuates disconnection and isolation, the key ingredients of mental health conditions including addiction. Practice the fundamentals of recovery in your family and create the conditions where recovery, peace and harmony flourish. We can do this together.
There are millions of individuals and families in recovery from substance use disorder and mental health conditions. There is plenty of evidence that recovery programs and practices work. When you practice recovery, recovery is contagious.
Believe that you have the power to effect change, to heal, to create an environment where recovery flourishes because you do. You are powerful beyond measure.
Love is the most powerful force on earth. There is plenty of evidence that love is what saves people and the loving response is always the right response.
We believe the medicine for addiction is connection. Fostering a sense of love, acceptance, empathy and belonging creates an environment where the seeds of health and wellbeing can be planted and nurtured.
The surest way to connect with another is through kindness. Kindness works magic on hurting humans. It opens up communication and creates an atmosphere of safety & fosters connection.
Disconnection and isolation fuel addiction. Connection and community fuel recovery. Together can be two people, a family, a community or a group. Recovery works flourishes when we are together.
The quality of your relationship has profound impact on influencing proper care, connection and harmony in your family. You are responsible for the quality of your relationships.
Language matters. Always use compassionate speech and a loving tone. Avoid shaming and stigmatizing words always. Speak love and life over your family and love and life is what they will hear.
Families are historically strong. What are your family strengths? What challenges have you faced with tenacity, perseverance, love, togetherness? Lean into your natural resilience and family strengths to get to see your family through to recovery.
It only takes one person to cause a ripple effect of well being, peace and calm. One healthy plant to change an ecosystem. One person to activate healing and recovery. That person can be you.
Just as there are many paths to recovery for individuals, there are many ways to access recovery for families. The most important thing is to get help that works, that makes you feel supported, nourished, loved and connected.
You can be an agent of change, you can intervene, you can communicate, you can do something to shift your family into recovery. Gone are the days where "there is nothing you can do" or "you have to wait" for someone to "want recovery" or "hit rock bottom."