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Rebuilding Relationships After Addiction

A mother puts her arm around the shoulder of her adult son.
Just like everything else, relationships take work—but it’s worth it.

You’ve made the decision—and taken the action required—to rebuild your life. And when you return from rehab, you may expect everything to be different. You may expect your relationships to be solid—and for life to be good.

You’re not wrong. Those things can and will happen.

But there is one extremely important thing to remember: It will take time.

Drug Addiction Recovery and Relationships

The core issue, here, is one of trust. After everything you’ve been through and all the hard work you’ve put into your recovery, it may feel like that should be enough to earn the trust of your loved ones.

While everyone is different, of course, for most people, it will probably take more time.

Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut. But there are definitely things you can do to keep your relationships moving in the right direction.

  • Don’t make promises lightly. If you say you’re going to do something, make sure you can, in fact, do it.
  • Keep working on yourself. Go to meetings or therapy. Spend time with people who have been where you are—and are willing to help you find your way.
  • Stick to a routine. That way, when you feel lost and aren’t sure what to do, you already have an option waiting for you. Just do the next right thing.
  • Be reliable. Above all else, this is what many people are looking for in loved ones who have battled addiction—a sense that they really and truly can depend on them.

Relationships After Drug Rehab and The Raleigh House

One of the many benefits of rehab is that family therapy is offered—which gives you a head start on rebuilding trust and working through issues before you return home. The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver where you can find the help you need to rebuild your life. Our team of experts works together to tackle both the physical and mental aspects of addiction. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.

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