Turning Over a New Leaf After Treatment – Emotional Wreckage (2 of 6)

In part 2 of the Emotional Wreckage series, Cathy talks about how people returning home from residential addiction treatment often prefer to avoid talking about their addiction and the past. While turning over a new leaf may seem like a good idea for the recovering addict, it can be a problem for family members trying to heal from the impact of their loved one’s addiction. Family members may still have unaddressed hurt and resentment. When a loved one returns from treatment and wants to forget about the past and ‘turn over a new leaf’, family members can feel powerless and angry that their needs are not being considered.

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