Blueprints for Recovery Blog

It’s hard watching someone you care about struggle with alcoholism. It’s even more difficult and confusing when you can’t exactly pinpoint when or how they started down this route. Here are a few causes and risk factors of alcohol addiction you may not know. RISK FACTOR 1: HAVING PARENTS
Having a child can be both rewarding and a never-ending source of worry. As a parent, you work hard to set them up for success and guide them to make the right choices as they head into adulthood. However, the college years can be very stressful, and unfortunately, its
Dating after recovery can be both exciting and intimidating. As you’ve progressed through your journey to sobriety, you’ve probably wondered how you will adjust to social situations as a newly sober individual — including dating. You may have also wondered how someone new in your life will react to
Overcoming addiction is hard enough — and without a strong support system, it can leave someone feeling hopeless and defeated. No matter what has caused an individual’s addiction, people who want to recover and get better deserve to have full support and encouragement from their loved ones along the
When starting off the new year in recovery, it’s vital to have an optimistic attitude and set forth some positive goals. While having a positive outlook for the future ahead is key, its also important to consider what we can do in order to stay strong and motivated. GET
It’s not surprising that there’s a strong connection between depression and drug abuse. Depression can be a debilitating illness by altering one’s way of thinking and lowering their ability to enjoy life. When we are at our lowest, we find it difficult to cope and function in our lives.
For many of us, the holidays are a happy and exciting time full of celebrations with family and friends. However, for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, it can be a particularly challenging time. From work holiday gatherings to family parties and other everyday stresses, there are many
Struggling with addiction doesn’t just affect the addict, it affects the entire family. It’s never easy getting through the recovery process, and it will require a lot of patience, a positive outlook from everyone involved, not to mention a strong support network. If youre a family member or friend