The entire family suffers when there is a member of the family who’s suffering from addiction. Without a family recovery program, family members may suffer effects that can last throughout their entire lives. Research shows that chances for long-term recovery are much greater when the family participates in the healing process. The family’s participation is absolutely imperative in order to see results. Addiction is called “a family disease” for a good reason.
The traumatization and stress caused by substance use disorders, alcoholism and addiction, can last a lifetime if the healing process does not ever begin.
In an effort to cope with this uncontrollable situation, you may have resorted to hiding the truth, avoiding genuine connection to minimize painful conversations, and feel intense levels of guilt and shame. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
The biggest lessons for family members come from understanding that you can’t control your loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction, but you can take responsibility for your own health and happiness.
Our Family Programs educate families about the disease of addiction and the different ways family members are affected. You will learn to :
- Work through the chaos you’ve experienced
- Set healthy boundaries
- Rebuild trusting relationships
Participation in a family program may initially bring up feelings of anxiety and stress, but we can assure you that over time, you will have a sense of relief, renewed hope, and realistic expectations about recovery.