Boundaries: One Path to Respectful Relationships in Recovery… and Beyond

By Andre Vilarinho, LMFTAndre is a family therapist at New York Center for Living. Boundaries are the guiding principles that govern healthy and respectful relationships. In the context of substance abuse recovery, understanding the importance of establishing and maintaining boundaries is foundational for all family members. Our boundaries define what is acceptable, promote self-respect, and […]

Forgiveness, Recovery, and Why it Matters

By Isabelle Adams, LMSWIsabelle Adams, LMSW is a family therapist at the New York Center for Living. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines forgiveness as “willfully putting aside feelings of resentment toward someone who has committed a wrong, been unfair or hurtful, or otherwise harmed you in some way.” When entering recovery from a substance […]