“My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.”
According to Merriam-Webster, ‘family’ is defined as “the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children”. However, over time we have come to define family as those we develop lasting and rewarding relationships with, those we share experiences with, and individuals who have shown their loyalty in times of personal hardship. Recovering from substance use disorder can be difficult if managed alone. Allowing family and friends to support you in these times can become essential to maintaining your goals and having an outlet when challenges do arise. If you or someone you know is interested in seeking family based counseling, please visit resources below.