the value of making amends

How to Make Amends

While everyone’s path to addiction recovery is different, rebuilding damaged relationships is one of the first goals many people have after they achieve sobriety. Isolation, deception and secrecy are defining characteristics of active addiction, all of which undermine trust and intimacy. After driving others away with your self-destructive behavior, making amends is one way to…

adult children of alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meetings

Growing up in a household where the adults around you struggle with substance use disorders can be traumatic and continue to affect you later in life. Younger children might not realize their parents’ behavior is self-destructive, and may unconsciously pick up unhealthy coping mechanisms from imitating what the grown-ups do. Family dysfunctions like communications breakdowns,…