You don't have to
walk this path alone...
Is your loved one struggling with addiction? I’ve walked in your footsteps.
Let me help.
Don't believe the lie, "There is nothing you can do."! The truth is you can be your loved ones best chance for choosing recovery and here are a couple of things you can do today!
You can learn about the conditions of SUD (Substance Use Disorder) and Addiction, the way it impacts the brain and body of your loved one and how the family system is impacted and impacts these conditions. You can learn what well researched and proven systems are available to help you and your loved one recover, how to create a healthy environment both internally and externally and to create a trusting emotional connection with your loved one even while they are using.
Note: The quality of your connection with your loved one is the best tool you have to help influence their choice to move toward and sustain recovery. Conversely, if the quality of your connection is severely challenged your loved one will pull away and move toward their strategy/substance of negative behavior for dealing with their emotional pain.
Work on remaining rational and not being emotional. This often requires professional support
Relationships challenged by loving someone who suffers from SUD (Substance Use Disorder), whether parent /child, sibling, spousal or partners, only stand a chance of healthy recovery, of being fulfilling and healthy again, if you can create a trusting and deep connection.
“By using Love, Leverage and Connection strategies and tools, you can become your loved ones best chance for choosing recovery and heal your own life.”
- Andrea Arlington
After decades of living with loved ones who suffered with addictions and substance use disorders including heroin, marijuana, alcohol, sex and other substance use disorders, my own addictive and co-addictive patterns and failed marriages, I got educated. I was mentored and coached by the best of the best in creating epic relationships as well as the recovery and treatment world, learned proven tools and strategies, acquired numerous certifications in effective communication skills and the recovery treatment field. In every course there was one common theme we focussed on and that is CONNECTION!
Connection is the greatest tool we have to influence another's thoughts, behavior and feelings. Both in romantic relationships and in relationships with loved ones who struggle with substance use disorder and addiction we must build toward connection and we do that through healthy communication tools and strategies.
Today, I use my training and experiences with it all, in a most rewarding career as relationship coach and a family recovery coach for parents and families who have a loved one that suffers with addiction.
Creating rewarding relationships and teaching families to become their loved ones best chance for choosing recovery requires similar tools and strategies.. I educate, support and empower individuals using evidence based tools and strategies in conscious communication and I get great results for my clients!
Coaching with me will help you elevate your love life and/or become your loved one’s best chance for recovery through quickly gaining a sense of emotional intimacy, safety and wellbeing. I will teach you how to use love, leverage and connection to achieve those goals, and provide you with the tools and the support you need.
If it is substance use disorder in your family please consider this, every 10 minutes there is a lethal drug overdose in the United States alone. We cannot wait for our loved ones to hit bottom - this a deadly disease!
There are actions you can and must take to overcome the challenges that substance use disorder brings to our family and our loved ones. I will be with you every step of the way so that you can get your own life back and give your loved ones a much better chance at getting into treatment and sustaining their recovery.