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How To Convince An Addict To Go To Sober Living

Once a loved one completes inpatient drug or alcohol rehabilitation, it can seem like the worst is over. They’re not out of the woods yet, however, since long-term lifestyle changes are necessary to stay on track.Regardless of how badly they may want to return home, sober living offers an environment that helps recovering addicts learn to manage their addiction on an ongoing basis.Unfortunately, this conversation is not an easy one and may be met with considerable resistance.So how do you broach the subject and convince your loved one that entering sober living is their best choice?A Formal ConversationIf casual conversations about sober living haven’t reached your loved one, a formal conversation may be your best option. Though not as structured as a drug or alcohol intervention, having a formal, organized approach to the discussion will set the right tone.Include a few other family members who are dedicated to your loved one’s recovery, and make a date to have the conversation. It c…

How To Help Your Child With Addiction

Addiction is devastating for everyone involved, but even harder when it’s your own child. Parents carry a heavy burden of knowing that another life depends on their actions and guidance.While it’s true that parents influence their children’s choices, behavior, and mental health, they are not responsible for certain aspects of their personality, health, or psychological and physiological predispositions.With young children, it’s much easier to control their behaviors and protect them. Once they’re older, however, you lose that ability. Their choices are their own, and you are only there to provide advice and guidance.For the parents of an addict, that burden can be overwhelming. In order to provide support and help your child overcome their addiction, you need to address your own emotions, understand your child’s needs, and learn your options.Understanding AddictionYou may understand the stressful and disruptive effects that your child’s addiction has on your life, but what about their…

What to Look for in a Sober Living Facility for a Loved One

When a loved one has gone through an addictions program, making the transition from rehabilitation to sober living can be daunting. It’s important to find a sober living facility for your loved one to continue their recovery and to ensure the greatest chance of success living a sober life. South Bay Sober Living can provide you with everything you and your family members need to make a move to the next stage of recovery with success.What to Ask During an InterviewIt’s important that you talk with several sober living facilities to determine which one is right for your loved one. Based on their needs, you’ll want to ask questions such as:●     What is involved and included in the sober living facility?●     What are the visiting rules?●     What kind of aftercare programs are available?●     What is done to prepare the person for living on their own later?At South Bay Sober Living, we focus on ensuring each and every person who wants to live a sober life, gets the chance. We provide sa…