Phil Lovin Discusses the Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

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Phil Lovin has been helping restore the lives of people struggling with addiction from the past many years. Talking about the role a family plays in helping a loved one overcome addiction, he says that when a person is struggling with addiction, everyone in the family gets affected. According to Phil Lovin, the support of family can have a major positive impact on a person's addiction recovery. As a family member, there are several ways you can help them, such as by attending family support groups, understanding relapse prevention, etc. Attending family therapy with your recovering loved one, Phil explains can help them in many ways.

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Phil Lovin Discusses the Role of Family in Addiction Recovery Phil Lovin has been helping restore the lives of people struggling with addiction from the past many years. Talking about the role a family plays in helping a loved one overcome addiction he says that when a person is struggling with addiction everyone in the family gets affected. The person trapped in a cycle of substance abuse addiction feels helpless and expresses it the form of anger at family members which often makes the latter pull away. These feelings Phil says are however normal. So if you have a loved one who is trying to achieve and maintain sobriety be patient and give them the support they need. According to Phil Lovin the support of family can have a major positive impact on a person’s addiction recovery. As a family member there are several ways you can help them such as by attending family support groups understanding relapse prevention etc. Attending family therapy with your recovering loved one Phil explains can help them in many

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ways. Even research shows that the treatment programs which get the family involved have a much better success rate than other programs which do not encourage family involvement. He further says that addiction often tears families apart cause rifts in relationships however family therapy helps strengthen communication between the family members repair the damage and bring back healthy functioning within the family. One of the other benefits of family therapy is that it helps the family members have a better understanding of what addiction exactly is. This further allows them to figure out how to best support the recovery of their loved one.

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Phil Lovin explains that a good support system not just includes family members but also the patient’s close friends who can help minimize the feelings of isolation and frustration during this challenging period.

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