When a person dealing with addiction enters treatment and the family embarks on family care, the sense of hope everyone feels can be overwhelming. Finally, the addiction issue is being addressed. Finally, things will get better.
Unfortunately, it can take a long time for the changes and patterns associated with addiction to really change. Sometimes, that slow shift leads to disappointments.
The key is to focus on the work part of recovery. It is a process, and it comes with a number of pitfalls. People in early recovery may make mistakes and they may not be their ideal selves, but families can still enjoy their time and their togetherness. .