How to Show Support for a Loved One in Recovery

Completing a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is only the beginning of the recovery journey, and the start to your brand-new life.

With sobriety comes lots of change and happiness, and it’s important to surround yourself with supportive friends and family members who will only lift you up and guide your recovery efforts. If your loved one is in the early stages of recovery, you may be wondering exactly how you can show support during this fragile time. Making sure that your loved ones know that you will be there for them and that you will support their recovery journey is so important and it holds great meaning. Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Pompano offers after-care treatment plans that incorporate family therapy so that everyone can be on the same page and heal together.

Drug-Free Environment

The first thing you can do to show support for a loved one in recovery is to create a drug-free space every time you are around that person. If you live with a recovering addict, you must make sure the environment is completely free from drugs and alcohol to help support your loved one. Constant encouragement to stay away from settings that could potentially harm their sobriety is another way to show support. When you want the best for someone, you will make sure that you don’t enable negative behavior around them.

Healthy Habits

You can also show your support for a loved one in recovery by promoting healthy habits, such as eating right and staying active. Engage in fun sober activities that will allow your loved one to focus on positivity while having fun. If you encourage them to stay busy there will be less room for temptation and negative thoughts. You can also join your loved one at a support meeting, which will help you gain awareness about recovery. This is a great way to understand their recovery efforts and show them that you truly care. Staying on the right track during recovery is so important and a strong support system will allow a former addict to stay motivated.


Banyan Treatment Center in Pompano understands the struggles that can come your way in recovery. Contact us today for more information on our after-care programs for addiction recovery at 888-280-4763.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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