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This healing period can make you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression that are symptoms of a syndrome called protracted withdrawal.
While there is no universally agreed-upon definition of mindfulness, it is helpful to understand the concept as embracing humanness and accepting one’s body, thoughts, feelings and emotions without any judgment.
Unfortunately, if a person’s substance use has been causing pain, loss, stress and anger within a family system, those feelings are often center stage for a very long time.
In addition, communication patterns within the family are likely to be deeply entrenched and resistant to immediate change.
Practicing mindfulness can lead to greater awareness, attention, openness, and insight, and can help you steady yourself as you try to meaningfully engage with your loved ones.
2- Self-care: Self-care is essential in order to be able to respond effectively to all of the various stressors that are common for people as they try to change their relationships with substances.
And it’s likely that your family is scared about your future and for their own.