Substance Abuse Affects Everyone
Due to the way addiction affects more people than just the user, it is imperative to find an addiction treatment program that offers family services as a part of the comprehensive treatment package. When searching for an addiction recovery program for someone you love, be certain that it includes appropriate family programming that caters to the people who have been affected by a family member’s disease.
At United Drug Rehab Group, we firmly believe that family involvement is a vital component in the healing process. Our family therapy program’s mission is two fold:
- We focus on creating a cohesive support system that will be there for our client when he or she leaves our drug rehab center to return home.
- We also acknowledge the necessity of supporting the healing process of each family member and their recovery from the effects of their loved one’s addiction.
Family Involvement in Treatment
All of our clients receive customized addiction recovery programs, and we welcome family involvement throughout the duration of treatment. Families will be informed about the client’s progress through weekly updates from their case manager. If the family lives out of the area, they can receive weekly phone calls, as well. We also implement written exercises for both the client and their family. These exercises help both the client and their family work through addiction related issues. We also offer family therapy sessions as a part of our broad spectrum of addiction treatment services. United Drug Rehab Group highly recommends participation in family therapy as all parties prepare for the client’s reintegration into home life.
United Drug Rehab Group highly recommends that family members participate in support groups such as Nar-Anon or Al-Anon. The way that these programs work is unique in that they do not involve giving direction or advice to others. When attending a support group like Al-Anon, attendees are encouraged to share personal stories and life experiences with other members who are then invited to “take what they like and leave the rest.” Hearing about others’ life experiences is a great way to see things from a new perspective and decide if anything you hear could apply to your situation.
The website addictionsandrecovery.org presents a basic list regarding how to take care of yourself and what you can do for the individual in your life who is struggling with addiction:
- Be sure to take care of yourself.
- Avoid self blame.
- Do not work harder than the person you are trying to help. (This means be an example to the individual instead of trying to do things for them.)
- Seek professional help.
- Do not argue with the individual while they are using.
- Remember the three C’s: You didn’t cause the addiction. You can’t control the addiction. You can’t cure the addiction.
United Drug Rehab Group truly cares about everyone involved in the life of our clients. It is our goal to prepare both the client and their family for life together once treatment comes to an end. Call one of our compassionate intake coordinators with any questions you may have about our extensive treatment options and broad selection of services.