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Supporting Your Loved One In Recovery

Resourced by Catherine Laine, Consultant, Silkworth Charity Group

You may think that when someone finishes treatment, he or she shouldn't need further help to remain sober. The truth is that addiction is a chronic, progressive disease, and recovery is a lifelong process. That is why continuing care (care after a person leaves treatment) is so important. Research shows that people who continue to take steps to get help after treatment are far more likely to succeed than those who do nothing.

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Damage to family and friends - Understanding addiction as a 'Family Disease'

By Alan Kiley, Treatment Director, Silkworth Charity Group

In the process of recovery from an addiction; to a substance, an attitude, or an unhealthy relationship, it is essential to develop newer, healthier thought processes and behaviours which will help reduce the impulsive and compulsive ones that have been present for a long time.

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Damage to the children of addicts - Understanding the 'Family Disease'

By Alan Kiley, Treatment Director, Silkworth Charity Group

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The presence of a chemically dependant employee can have an extremely damaging affect in the workplace, on the organisation, on colleagues and clients as well as the business continuity.