How Can I Support my Loved One’s Recovery?

It is truly a blessing when your family member finally admits defeat and accepts the help they need to recover from substance abuse. You are likely feeling a great deal of relief now that your loved one is safe inside a treatment facility receiving necessary medical care and psychological healing. You are also likely wondering how you can best support your loved one when they complete inpatient treatment and return to society. There are a few things you should keep in mind regarding your behavior and communication with your loved one now that they are new in sobriety.

You most likely developed significant trust issues with your addicted family member while they were actively using substances. These trust issues are not going to evaporate simply because your loved one entered treatment and ceased their active addiction, and they will be counseled to expect a degree of skepticism about their behavior and intentions from those close to them. They will be putting forth effort to repair the trust they lost with you, and you should acknowledge their trustworthy actions and give them the opportunity to rebuild trust with you.

When we are new in recovery, we are often feeling overwhelmed when faced with the daunting task of restoring normalcy and stability to our lives. While it is not advisable to provide too much financial aid to an addict in early recovery, you can help facilitate the rebuilding of a normal life by assisting our formulating a realistic plan of action. Your involvement in this process can be as simple as sitting with us and listening as we lay out our plans for the days, weeks, and months ahead, providing a second opinion and perspective when it comes to the items on our list we should tackle first. Your involvement in this process will demonstrate your support of your loved one’s recovery as well as your commitment to helping them rebuild their life.

Now that your loved one has taken the first steps towards a life of recovery, a huge weight has been lifted off their shoulders as well as your own. Having suffered at the hands of your family member’s addiction alongside of them, you certainly want to do everything you can to support them in a life of sobriety. There are actions you can take to help facilitate your loved one’s continuation of their recovery journey, further cementing them in sobriety and securing their place in the world as well as your peace of mind. At Evolutions Treatment Center, we understand the family’s involvement in an addict’s recovery is a key component in securing their sobriety, and incorporate family therapy into our treatment protocols. If your loved one is struggling either in active addiction or early sobriety, call our Admissions Counselors at 833-818-3031 so we can determine the best course of action for you and your family.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or