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Tips for Helping Your Spouse through Recovery

Tips for Helping Your Spouse through Recovery

For better or worse, you’ve committed to staying by your spouse’s side through life’s ups and downs.

If your spouse is struggling with addiction or alcoholism, you may not be sure how to help them through their recovery. At Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts, we provide support for people throughout their recovery. Our facility provides support and addiction treatment in Massachusetts to help people find their sobriety. If your spouse is struggling, we are here to help. There are ways that you can help your spouse through their recovery.

Don’t Be Judgmental, Be Supportive

Judging your spouse’s addiction or alcoholism won’t help them get treatment. Instead of judging their behavior, try to understand how you can help them make changes for the better. Judgement and stigma only worsen the severity of addiction and alcoholism.

Get Yourself Help, Too

When your spouse is struggling with addiction, it can be all too easy to focus on them while ignoring your needs. Of course, it is important to help your spouse, but it’s also important to help yourself. Consider joining therapeutic groups for spouses of addicts and alcoholics. These groups can help you address any struggles you may be facing due to your spouse’s addiction. Spousal support groups also help loved ones understand that they are not alone.

Do Some Reading

The more you know about addiction and alcoholism, the more you can help your loved one. Reading about addiction and alcoholism will help you better understand the situation. The more you understand your spouse’s struggles, the more you’ll be able to control your own perceptions of the situation.

Get Them into Treatment

One of the best ways to help your spouse through recovery is to connect them with their treatment opportunities. We offer a variety of treatment options to help your spouse get sober, including an intensive outpatient program in Massachusetts. We also offer inpatient and alumni care. Your spouse needs professional care to find their sobriety, and this is best offered at professional facilities for treatment.

At Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts, we offer various levels of addiction treatment in Massachusetts. We help patients find sobriety from addictions to alcohol, heroin, opiates, prescription pills, crack cocaine, and many other substances.


We offer inpatient care, partial hospitalization care, and intensive outpatient programs in Massachusetts. Call us today at 888-280-4763, we can help!

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.