Family in Recovery

January 15, 2021

Enabling the Addict: Understanding the Role of Codependency

When there is a call to Bridging the Gaps, for help for an addicted person, who do you think does the reaching out? Sometimes it is the person themselves, the addict or alcoholic. More often, it is a family member or close friend of the person in trouble.
October 28, 2020

Video: About our Family Program

Linda Wilk, our family program coordinator, discusses the recent changes we have made to our family program to support the loved ones of those recovering from addiction.
September 28, 2020

Introducing New Group for Family Members

Bridging the Gaps is addressing the on-going needs of families by offering a weekly 90-minute Family Aftercare Group. Our new group is available for families seeking support as their loved ones continue into early recovery having completed residential treatment.
August 10, 2020

Family Systems Help Heal Addictions

In her book, Disentangle, When You’ve Lost Your Self in Someone Else, by Nancy Johnston, she gives a definition of the word disentangle as “to create enough emotional space between yourself and another person that you are better able to see the realities of your situation and make healthier decisions about it.”
June 11, 2020

Now is the Time: Support your loved one to seek addiction treatment before the well runs dry

Do you have a family member whose addiction has escalated during this pandemic? If so, you are not alone. Not only is the pandemic the perfect environment for addiction to grow rampant, but also the perfect time to make a change.
January 27, 2020

Resources For Families: Working through the tangles of addiction

The disease of addiction is multidimensional and complex. It wreaks havoc in the life of the addict. This disease can also viciously attack relationships of the […]
December 17, 2019

Sesame Street Speaks On Addiction

Last month, Sesame Street introduced a conversation that has become quite prevalent these days. Only, it may not be quite what you were thinking. The topic […]
November 28, 2018

Open Letter to Families That Just Checked Their Loved Ones Into Treatment

Dear Family, You have just checked your loved one into treatment, and are probably wondering the next steps. You may find yourself asking a lot of […]