Addiction does not just affect the addict. The actions of the addict impact all of his or her loved ones and close friends, and it is often necessary for these individuals to get help as well. A family addiction program can be very beneficial for families struggling with the drug problem or alcoholism of a loved one.
We include weekly:
- Multi-family education groups
- Individual family sessions with skilled approaches to move towards greater communication
- Understanding and empathy
As the family gains awareness that addiction, whether drug or alcohol related, is a challenge that increases family discord and isolation, The Discovery House moves forward in its effort to re-establish family balance and the promotion of healing within the family unit.
Over time, the dynamics of a family can change drastically to accommodate the addict, and this dysfunction must be addressed before the family can heal. Many family members suffer from co-dependency when an addiction is present. These individuals begin to crave the drama that living with an addict brings. They thrive on the fighting and the making up that occurs so commonly with the addict. They lose confidence in themselves as individuals and they feel that it is their job to rescue the person and stay with that person no matter what the cost might be.
The good news is that a family that receives help can become the most important source of encouragement to the recovering addict. A family addiction program provides help to all family members who are affected by the addiction. Therapy and family counseling sessions help everyone involved learn how to maintain healthy relationships and how to heal each member. Family therapy mends the family and teaches loved ones how to be that source of encouragement that someone recovering from an addiction needs.
Families can be an important support system for someone recovering from an addiction, and with help, most families can work together to provide that positive support for the recovering addict.
Contact us via our form or by calling 888.962.7451 for more information about the family addiction program.