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0009: How to Set Healthy Boundaries with an Addicted Family Member

We need to set some realistic expectations for recovery … for you and your loved one. It’s going to require you to do some things differently, including setting healthy boundaries with your addicted family member. And, it is not for sissies. Most recovery stakeholders are so focused on helping their addicted loved one get sober that they’re blindsided when sobriety turns to relapse. What kinds of things will you need to do differently?

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In this episode, you will:

  • Prioritize their own recovery and become educated
  • Learn to set boundaries with an addicted loved one
  • Understand realistic expectations for recovery

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Time Stamped Show Notes

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  • [01:15] -I found an article that I wanted to share with you from a newspaper in Ohio. It talks about a man named Norm Zent.
  • [05:30] -Aware Appreciation.
  • [07:45] -Most recovery stakeholders are so focused on helping their addicted loved one get sober that they’re blindsided when sobriety turns to relapse.
  • [08:09] -To start, you need to figure out what you should be focusing on. Most recovery stakeholders are focused on the addict and the crazy things they’re experiencing as a result of having an addicted loved one.
  • [17:45] -Just know that even if you are getting push back that being cautious and making your loved one have some seasoning to their recovery is best for all concerned.
  • [18:09] -My takeaway is that most Recovery Stakeholders are new to the term “personal boundaries” until they actually become a Recovery Stakeholder
  • [19:07] -I did tell him that he cannot come back and live with me. If his calls make me crazy, should I just stop taking them?

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About the author 

Dr. Gala Gorman

Dr. Gala Gorman holds advanced degrees in human development, is a holistic life coach, and published author of the Spiritual Approach™ series of books focused on practical spirituality. She co-founded RecoverYES to support the specific needs of people dealing with addiction.

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