Addiction Recovery: What Do We Do With Couples?

Historically treatment approaches for substance use and behavioral disorders has minimized couples work, yet, research informs us that the couple relationship plays a significant role in addiction recovery outcomes.

While addiction takes a traumatic toll on the couple relationship,
so does recovery: divorce rates are highest for couples with addiction histories. It is normal for relationships to experience continued difficulties and face new challenges in recovery, especially early recovery.

This presentation offers key concepts from Dr. Bob Navarra’s research on couple recovery with Drs. John & Julie Gottman four decades of research on relationship stability and instability.

Speaker : Dr. Robert Navarra

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