Especially if they just left rehab and you are seeing them for the first time, you may not know what to say or how to act around them. Should you bring it up at all or just brush it under the rug?
You are not alone. As providers of therapy for family members of addicts in Illinois, we know that many family members struggle with their loved one’s addiction and are unsure of how they fit in with their loved one’s recovery journey. Because of the confusion, we are sharing some ideas about what to say to someone in recovery that you love.