The road to recovery begins with an individual deciding they are ready to start their journey. Though it is dependent on each person to decide when they are ready to start the recovery process, they have a higher chance of success with a support team beside them. This includes the healthcare professionals at a recovery center where the patient is detoxing or seeking treatment, but it also includes friends and family. This is called family therapy and recovery.
Family and Recovery
Family therapy and recovery go together when treating people with addiction. The recovery process can be a difficult time not only for the individual experiencing the substance use disorder, but for their family and loved ones as well. Recovery can take an emotional toll on everyone affected by addiction. Thankfully, there are ways for all individuals to feel supported and support each other during this time.
Goals of Family Therapy
Family therapy can be especially important when treating adolescents with addiction issues. Relying on parents, siblings, or peers can play a huge role in overcoming addiction at a young age. It’s the same for other age groups as well; creating an open and supportive network can be the key to long-term recovery.
Family therapy’s main goal is to make sure everyone has the tools they need to overcome this difficult period. While a daunting time for the addict, it can also be a very stressful and emotional time for their loved ones as well. Therapy works towards strengthening healthy communication practices and bonds to make sure all parties feel heard and supported.
Seeking Help Together
Having a support team before entering into recovery is a priceless resource. California Recovery Center is here to make sure everyone on your team feels supported by ours. We believe in not only educating our clients, but their family as well, to ensure everyone has a happier, healthier life. When you’re ready to begin your journey through addiction recovery, reach out to us!