Although prisons and jails are filled with people who have addictions, incarceration is not an effective solution for ending substance abuse. Substance abuse programs can help a person with an addiction gain back some control of his or her life. But what about the loved ones of an addicted person? They share the roller coaster ride of addiction and recovery, too.
Just as a person with an addiction needs help, so do loved ones of that person.
Reentry Central would like to thank Alan Buncher, CSAC, the chief Operating Officer and Director of Outreach for Family Recovery Resources for sending us the link to an inspiring story about how one woman discovered the “Be A Loving Mirror” (BALM) program and learned to take back her life after living a hellish existence for ten years with her husband, who had a problem with addiction.
The article,"Healing the Whole Family," appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Renew Magazine.