The Tara Treatment Center Blog

Managing Manipulative Behavior with Boundaries

It can be tough to tolerate manipulative behavior in an addicted loved one.  At times it is difficult not to let anger show–this is where boundaries come in.  The Meaning of Manipulative The first advice Sarah Stillerman gives is to attend Al-anon or Nar-anon for families in recovery. There, they can learn how they may be…

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Relapse Reframed: Real Reason is Trauma, Trust

Addiction is a disease.  Like other diseases, this can mean a mix of recovery and relapse.  Instead of arguing whether relapse can be a part of recovery, we should remember that taking a step back is not a moral failing. Relapse expert Lawrence Pender recommends that we should simply consider this an indicator that our recovery…

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Boundaries and Bouncing Back

Family, Love, and Boundaries This blog entry is in response to demand for resources on co-dependence/ boundaries from our facebook page!  Thank you for your feedback! Addiction feeds off of co-dependence.  As Diane Buxton explains, “It’s a family disease, isn’t it?  [See Diane’s personal story here]“. This begs the question, ‘What tools can we use to…

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Tara Employee Fighting for Tara Alumni: Mandy Johnson

Meet Mandy Johnson, coordinator of Annual Tara Alumni Celebration Mandy Johnson is dedicated to  Tara Alumni.   She oversees  Tara’s Annual Alumni Celebration, and has a personal connection to addiction. Why is Mandy so dedicated to addiction recovery? “After working at Tara for 13 years, I’ve gained a new understanding of what it means to love…

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