When someone is ready to seek drug treatment, family members can play a huge part. In fact, family involvement is instrumental in reaching long-term recovery. Family participation is strongly encouraged in order to help all family members understand the disease of addiction and rebuild relationships.
You Will Learn About the Disease of Addiction
You might be surprised how little addicts and loved ones of addicts really know about addiction and drug treatment. Learning to understand the disease model of addiction helps teach families how to deal with the issues related to their loved one’s substance misuse.
You Can Rebuild Family Relationships
Addiction can have such a negative impact on family and friends. Family therapy sessions allow loved ones to meet with a professional that specializes in treating families. Express your feelings, address past conflict, and work toward healthier interactions in the future.
Participation in Drug Treatment Will Help End Enabling
When someone you love is struggling with addiction, you want to try everything you can to help them. Though it comes from a good place, your efforts may not be what they need. Family therapy will give you the tools you need to help your loved one through to long-term recovery without enabling their addictive behavior.
Provides a Strong Source of Recovery Support
Throughout their recovery, your loved one is going to need a lot of support. Attending a regular family therapy program with them will teach you the most effective ways to offer positive support and encouragement from the beginning of their treatment program through the end.
Helps with Aftercare Treatment
During the early months of recovery up until the first year is when those recovering from addiction will be at the highest risk for relapse. Family involvement in aftercare helps loved ones learn some essential relapse prevention tools.
Our family program is a strong component to the recovery of many of the residents at The Discovery House. Each Saturday, we welcome families into our facilities for our multifamily group sessions. We also offer individual family consults. Both provide information and resources on how to be supportive during your loved one’s recovery. In conclusion, we encourage family togetherness, and we work with individuals and families to help address underlying issues that have contributed to the addiction.
If someone you love is struggling with substance misuse, call us today at (855) 203-7930 and we will help you to begin your path to long-term recovery.
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