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Valley Recovery Center of California
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Common myths include:
1. Addicts suffer from a character flaw.
2. People become addicted to rebel against society.
3. Once an addict, always an addict.
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According to the CDC, twenty years ago, California was rated as one of the leading states in drug-related deaths. The number continued to increase over the next twenty years—a 30 percent increase. But other parts of the nation increased even more.
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Understand that rebuilding trust in yourself takes time. Rather than viewing this time as a painful process, consider it a time of self-discovery or rediscovery.
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You will most likely feel excited for their return. At the same time, it is not unusual to feel apprehensive as well.
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Following a tumultuous period where you more than likely spent day after day trying to help them get better, shifting your focus to healing yourself should become a priority.
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The intent of the no-contact period is not to punish; it is to allow your loved one to concentrate solely on the initiation of the healing and recovery process.
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While an initial break in contact is important, visiting your loved one in rehab can be essential to their recovery. So what should you expect for your visit?
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After the blackout period, it’s time to communicate with your loved one. How do you do this? What are the right things to say? Is there any topic that should remain off limits?
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Addressing the ways we deceive ourselves about #addiction and sobriety means considering these common myths (including the "Addiction is a choice" myth).
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Finding out that a loved one has an addiction is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning to find the right resources to heal.
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