Family Roles in Addiction – Infographic

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There’s no telling how close friends and family members will respond when a loved one is struggling with an addiction. Some will offer their support. Others may pretend like the problem doesn’t exist.  Regardless of whether their actions are helpful or hurtful, every member of the family will play a role in their loved one’s recovery.

This helpful infographic covers the roles that family members assume when dealing with a loved one’s substance abuse. Family members who understand these roles and the emotions behind them have a better chance of guiding their loved one toward recovery.

Family Roles in Addiction

A combative or unsupportive family can derail efforts to guide a loved one into treatment for their addiction. That’s why many families rely on the support of a professional interventionist. The presence of a neutral, experienced professional goes a long way toward diffusing the tension and negativity that can spoil an intervention.

Got more questions about family roles, interventions and how a professional can help? You can learn more about all of these topics by downloading our free eBook, “Ego & Addiction.”

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Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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