Addiction treatment is a deeply personal and individual process. However, addiction can impose devastating side effects on everyone in a family. You may not be able to immediately perceive how your behavior affects everyone around you. However, it is likely that your addiction will affect your family.
The repercussions of addiction can be staggering and can include medical or legal issues, financial problems, or simply an emotional toll. It can be hard to determine how to repair the structure of the family unit. That is why Clearhaven offers family therapy. Family therapy is an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones after addiction has damaged relationships and for your family to show up in helping you to move toward a healthier future
How Can Family Therapy Help with Addiction?
Family therapy is a necessary component of the recovery process. It offers the individual struggling with addiction the chance to understand how their addiction has hurt those in their life, and inversely, helps the family gain perspective on addiction as an illness. Even if your addiction recovery did not start with an intervention process, your family is likely well aware that the road to recovery is a long one. Family therapy offers the space to reconnect and rebuild damaged relationships. Family therapy offers facilitation to make these types of sessions productive for all involved. This can help the family connect and learn new tools that will support recovery and deepen empathetic reciprocal relationships.
Family Therapy for Addiction
Family addiction therapy is a type of group therapy that encourages a cooperative effort between care professionals and participants. This therapy can promote healthy relationships and long-term recovery.
Much like regular group therapy sessions, groups can be very small, with just a few individuals, or very large depending on the addiction processing, and family needs. Meetings will be scheduled according to need and participant availability. Safety within the space is paramount, and guided sessions will include a mediator to help sessions benefit all involved. A set of rules for how to participate will promote a safe space for all participants. The therapist or group leader will direct the group in a way that benefits the cohesion of the group. This helps the individual who is struggling with addiction by integrating their sober personality into the family dynamic. There are many benefits to this type of therapy, and some of these include:
- The encouragement to keep moving through recovery is reinforced by repairing and growing relationships within the family.
- A facilitating therapist will model successful strategies for communication that can help replace unhealthy behaviors.
- Being part of a group can provide a universal understanding and foster empathy. This means that you are not alone in your experience, and you bring your strengths to the environment of healing.
- Family therapy can help you make changes in your communication styles so that you can better support your family, and they can better support you. This reciprocal relationship will only strengthen your recovery process.
Family Therapy with Clearhaven Recovery
Addiction recovery can take a toll on family members and the individual struggling with addiction. However, you and your family do not have to face this process alone. Our recovery center offers high-quality, flexible treatment options to support you while you heal. We understand that every individual struggling with addiction has unique needs for recovery. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan. You can contact us today via our secure online form or give us a call at 833.970.2054 to discuss family treatment options. Restore trust and rebuild relationships at Clearhaven Recovery, the clear choice for your path to wellness.