CRAFT

Please Don’t Tell me to Detach!

If you are the bystander watching this brutal disease from the front row, what do you do? Detach from someone you love as they are spiraling? What does it look like to detach? How do you abruptly cut them off? We hear "you have to detach" a lot, but what does it actually mean?

By | 2017-05-23T12:56:59+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Connection, CRAFT|

You Are a Reward

You might be grumbling. You might be accusing, guilting or complaining. Or trying desperately to prevent them from going out. You might be brooding in a cold silence. This might be hard to believe, but your presence and your conversation, however negative, are something your loved one counts on, and expects from you.

By | 2017-05-10T00:23:13+00:00 March 7th, 2017|CRAFT, Rewards|

What I Did to Get Better

If I'm out at a party at a friend's house, staying present in the party, in the moment, and enjoying every single moment with them, because that's where I'm at right now ... [this] helped me to have some joy and love right then, in that moment ...

By | 2017-05-10T12:59:16+00:00 March 7th, 2017|CRAFT, Self-Care|

If You’ve Got Pen & Paper, You’ve Got Power

A number of studies have shown that writing regularly in a journal can improve both mental and physical health. The best way to care for your loved one is to care for yourself, and devoting time to writing and self-evaluation is a key part of Allies in Recovery's program. Here are some tips for making the most of the tools offered on our member site.

By | 2017-05-16T15:29:04+00:00 August 17th, 2016|CRAFT, Sanctuary, Self-Care|