Going through substance abuse treatment is a big deal, and we’re super proud of you for taking this step. Along this journey, building healthy relationships is key. These connections can support you, keep you grounded, and help you navigate the ups and downs. 

We at Impact Wellness Network, with our caring locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, want to share some tips on building these relationships. If you’ve read our post on situational triggers, you know how important your environment and relationships can be. So, let’s dive in!

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Communication is Key

Good relationships are all about open and honest communication. Share your feelings, listen to others, and don’t be afraid to express what you need.

Set Healthy Boundaries

Setting boundaries is crucial. It’s okay to say no or to step back from situations or people who don’t support your recovery journey.

Seek Out Supportive People

Surround yourself with people who understand what you’re going through and who support your goals. This could be friends, family, or support groups.

Rebuild Trust Gradually

Recovery is a chance to rebuild trust. Be patient with yourself and others. Trust takes time to rebuild, and that’s perfectly normal.

Be a Good Listener

Just as you need support, be there for others too. Listening is a powerful way to build strong, healthy relationships.

Engage in Positive Activities Together

Doing positive, healthy activities with others can strengthen your relationships. Whether it’s a hobby, exercise, or volunteering, find something you enjoy doing together.

Practice Forgiveness

Forgiveness – both forgiving others and asking for forgiveness – can be healing. Remember, everyone makes mistakes.

Prioritize Your Recovery

Your recovery comes first. Healthy relationships should support your recovery, not hinder it.

Learn from the Past, But Don’t Dwell on It

Reflect on past relationships to learn what works and what doesn’t. Use these insights to guide your future relationships.

Seek Professional Advice When Needed

Sometimes, we need a bit of extra help. Don’t hesitate to talk to a counselor or therapist about your relationships.

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Building healthy relationships during your substance abuse treatment can be a beautiful part of your recovery journey. Remember, you’re not alone in this. We at Impact Wellness Network are here to support you. Check out our website Impact Wellness Network for more resources and support.

For additional information and resources on substance abuse treatment and relationship building, don’t forget to visit SAMHSA. They’ve got a wealth of information that can help you on your journey. Remember, every step towards building healthy relationships is a step towards a healthier, happier you!

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