The 3 R’s Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

The effects of substance use are not limited to the person diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) or commonly known as “addiction.” The disorder has a social component that can take a heavy toll on the people close to you and other interpersonal relationships. 

In diagnosing Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), addictive behaviors are a strong indicator of the severity level and the need for intervention and treatment. Some of those behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • Lying
  • Stealing
  • Being Unfaithful
  • Negative Communication
  • Violent Behaviors
  • Breaking the Law
  • Inconsistent Parenting Patterns 
  • Verbal Abusive
  • Isolation
  • Rejection 
  • Abandonment
  • Rapid Mood Changes
  • Denial Response
  • Disconnection
  • Reactivity 
  • Avoidance

Neglecting Family Values Research has shown addictive behaviors cause more psychological damages to the relationship in comparison to direct drug usage. Consider how all of those actions or behaviors within the context of relationships and the weakening of the basic foundations of any relationship. 

 “Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends wey much on our capacity to make peace with ourselves.” 

The steps of rebuilding;

  • Substance Use Disorder treatment 
  • Maintain Sobriety with a focus on Recovery Planning Skills
  • Take personal responsibility for actions
  • Develop Self-Compassion and self-care
  • Learn and practice communication skills
  • Learn to honor self-commitments
  • Learn self-forgiveness
  • Learn self-validation skills 

Remember, you don’t have to do this alone. Reach out Kinghaven Addiction Program is here for you.