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  1. The Importance of Recovery Therapy for Families

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    If you’re not abusing drugs yourself, it may seem silly to attend a group therapy session, even if you do have an addicted loved one. However, it’s not just the addicts themselves who are hugely affected by addiction, nor are they the only ones who can benefit from knowledge. Addiction isn’t an isolated problem; it involves and causes a whole lot of others.

    Family rehab isn’t about sharing culpability for someone’s addiction; it’s a chance for everyone to get their thoughts in the air. You didn’t cause your loved one’s addiction, nor can you cure it, but you can help. Part of that is educating yourself. You can’t get that entirely from books; sometimes you need to hear an addict speak directly from the heart.

    Family Drug Rehab Programs include:

     

    Family Orientation

    During orientation a family counselor will teach you the fundamentals of family drug addiction rehab, what to expect, and the costs. You will also have to fill out a questionnaire or undergo a survey to help determine your needs. You only have to do this once.

    Family Education

    A typical family counseling program will involve several weeks of education and meetings, with different topics. Communication, codependency, enabling, and boundaries will certainly be covered, as will the familial nature of alcoholism and other substance addictions.

    Family Rehab Parent Groups

    These groups typically meet for several months. Many parents feel that only other parents can understand their situation, so these groups are popular.

    Family Process Groups

    These particular groups are for conveying improvements and setbacks to licensed counselors. In times of concern, struggles, and triumphs, it’s easy to take a misstep.

    Family Aftercare Program

    Aftercare is a broad term for long-term addiction treatment services. It begins while the patient is in treatment and continues for one year after discharge. It takes place in either a group setting led by trained aftercare facilitators or some other sober-minded activity, so long as it demands regular attendance.

    Al-Anon meetings

    Al-Anon is a 12-step program for anyone who has been affected by someone else’s addiction, whether or not they have an addiction themselves. AA helps loved ones create a more peaceful lifestyle. They’re completely free and they can be found almost anywhere.

    3-Day Family Workshop

    At some facilities, short days-long workshops are available by appointment. They’re meant for people just emerging from rehab and are intended primarily to help transition the patient toward some of the more rigorous treatments outlined above.

     

    Family counseling services are of great importance to us here at Sustain, since we recognize addiction is a family problem. To get started with our recovery services, give us a call at 949-407-9052

I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.

Megan
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