Being a parent is one of the most demanding responsibilities you can take on. From the moment that newborn baby is first placed in your arms, he will look to you for answers. As he grows, his needs will shift from basic sustenance to learning to share, develop peer relationships, and eventually prepare for his own adult life.
There are a lot of books and movies out there that center around the topics of addiction and recovery. These can help not only addicts but also the public in learning about the reality of addiction. It can also help people who have loved ones suffering from addiction, in rehab or recovery. Here are some recommendations:
At Gray Wolf, we do more than help young men fight addiction and become sober. We believe in providing a well rounded experience at the ranch and Gray Wolf Academy is one of the ways that we ensure young men are still leading productive lives in our care. We have seen firsthand how the Academy helps our residents set goals, build confidence, and even find a new passion. At Gray Wolf, we not only strive to help our residents achieve sobriety, but also provide them essential tools to assimilate back into normal life and achieve their educational and career goals.
Congratulations! Your loved one has successfully completed a recovery program and is heading home. This excitement is often mixed with anxiety and worry as it can be hard to know the “right” thing to do or say. You are not alone. Many people worry that they will not be able to build a strong and open relationship after their loved ones get out of recovery. Here are some tips on how to best communicate and forge ahead with a healthy relationship with your loved one: