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Five Tips to Help a Loved One on the Road to Recovery

Recovering from a substance use disorder is often a long and difficult journey, and Beacon is there for you and your loved ones every step of the way. Recovery.org identifies five tips for living with a person recovering from a substance use disorder. Importantly, Recovery.org identifies that substance use disorders not only affects the individual, but also the entire family. The five tips are: Understand Extended Problems Become Educated and Stay Involved Support Sobriety Obtain Support for Yourself Reduce Stress Beacon’s EAP and MHSUD services can help. EAP Care Managers can locate resources, such as community peer and support groups, to help the family of someone on the road to…

The Sweet Spot for Peer Support

“If you would give me just a little more of your time, I promise you I can show you a future much different.” For Clarence Jordan, Beacon’s Vice President of Wellness and Recovery, these words changed everything. Facing incarceration if he didn’t get treatment for his illness, Jordan felt unable to commit to recovery until a skillful facility nurse–a peer who struggled with the same illness–intervened. Read his story in Beacon Lens.