Celebrating Father's Day: Supporting Dads in Recovery

Posted by Soberman's Estate on June 18, 2023 at 7:00 AM

At Soberman’s Estate, we are privileged to be under the stewardship of extraordinary fathers whose dedication and commitment we aspire to acknowledge and honor, not just today, but each and every day. Among these remarkable individuals, we wish to extend our heartfelt acknowledgement to our esteemed Founding Father, Mitch Prager. Mitch, aside from being the proud parent to two wonderful daughters, is also the visionary who breathed life into the establishment of Soberman’s Estate, which he affectionately refers to as his “baby”. This unique and extraordinary sanctuary serves as a transformative haven where men in recovery can genuinely embrace and realize their full potential as outstanding fathers, nurturing lasting family relationships.6C980419-BFA3-4FD1-B480-0AE53FE26812


Father's Day is a special time to celebrate and honor the incredible dads in our lives. For some families, this day holds extra significance when a father is in recovery from addiction. This journey is not only about overcoming personal challenges but also about rebuilding trust and relationships with family members. Let’s take a look and some impactful ways to support dads in recovery and how to strengthen family bonds during their journey to lifelong sobriety.


Understanding the Journey

Recovery is a process that requires dedication, commitment, and time. It's essential to recognize the challenges dads in recovery face and the progress they've made. Whether they're attending support group meetings, working with a therapist, or following a recovery program, it's important to acknowledge their efforts and celebrate their achievements.


How to Support Dads in Recovery

  1. Encourage open communication: Foster a safe space for your loved one to express their thoughts and feelings about their recovery journey. Encourage them to share their experiences, and listen without judgment. This open dialogue will help build trust and understanding.
  2. Participate in recovery activities: Show your support by attending therapy sessions, support group meetings, or family counseling with your loved one. Engage in sober activities together, such as going for walks, trying new hobbies, or attending community events.
  3. Be patient: Recovery is not a linear process, and setbacks may occur. It's essential to remain patient and understanding during these challenging times. Remember that your loved one is doing their best, and your continued support will make a difference.
  4. Educate yourself: Learn more about addiction, recovery, and the specific challenges your loved one is facing. This knowledge will help you better understand their journey and provide valuable support.


Rebuilding Family Relationships

  1. Prioritize family time: Dedicate time to rebuilding relationships by engaging in activities that foster bonding and connection. Plan family dinners, game nights, or outings that allow everyone to enjoy each other's company and create lasting memories.
  2. Establish healthy boundaries: While supporting your loved one in recovery, it's essential to maintain healthy boundaries. This means respecting each other's privacy, time, and personal space. Establish clear guidelines and expectations for everyone involved.
  3. Show appreciation and gratitude: Celebrate your loved one's achievements and express your gratitude for their efforts. Small gestures, like writing a heartfelt note or planning a special dinner, can make a significant impact.
  4. Foster forgiveness and healing: Recovery can be an emotional journey for everyone involved. It's important to acknowledge past hurts and work towards forgiveness and healing. Engaging in family therapy or attending support groups can help facilitate this process.

Soberman's Estate is a residential men's addiction treatment center that provides discreet, individualized, sophisticated recovery and wellness services for adult men that want to recover from substance use disorders, and or other behavioral issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, or other addictions. 



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