One of the most stressful life experiences is caring for someone with an addictive disorder. Balancing love, grief, hope, and loss, while figuring out how to best support the person with the addiction, takes both a physical and psychological toll.
Even loved ones in recovery can affect caregivers who fear relapse or health problems. Self-care is essential to sustainably advocate and care for someone with an addiction. Use the 8 Steps to define healthy boundaries and create a self-care plan to support your own well-being so you are able to best support the people you care about.