If your partner is trying to get sober, here are some ways you can support them:
Educate yourself: Learn about addiction, the recovery process, and how you can help your partner during this time.
Be understanding: Recognize that recovery is a difficult process and your partner may struggle at times. Be patient and supportive.
Encourage treatment: Encourage your partner to seek professional help for their addiction, such as therapy or rehab.
Avoid triggers: Try to avoid situations or people that may trigger your partner’s cravings or temptations to use drugs or alcohol.
Provide a sober environment: Create a sober environment at home by removing alcohol and drugs and encouraging healthy activities.
Be a good listener: Listen to your partner’s concerns and feelings without judgment. Offer emotional support and encouragement.
Celebrate milestones: Celebrate your partner’s milestones in their recovery journey, such as days or months sober, as a way to show your support and encouragement.
Remember, addiction is a complex disease and recovery is a lifelong journey. By being supportive and understanding, you can help your partner achieve and maintain sobriety.