Addiction recovery is a family affair. At The Treatment Center Outpatient Services, we understand that the disease of addiction affects entire families as well as individuals. Family involvement is crucial throughout the addiction recovery process.
The guilt, fear, shame, anger, embarrassment, secrecy and isolation family members feel from their loved one’s substance abuse can be difficult to deal with. Family addiction counseling helps strengthen relationships, improve the family dynamic, and teach each family member about addiction and how to best support their loved one in recovery.
Why Attend Our Workshops?
Our family program consists of workshops that occur every three weeks. We provide a two-day intensive workshop with licensed therapists who have years of experience. Families who attend our workshops can also meet with their loved one’s primary therapist for a one-hour session.
In addition to our family workshops, we hold weekly family dynamic groups for those patients who are in residential treatment. During our workshops, we provide a variety of evidence-based therapies such as:
• Psychodrama - an interactive, creative approach that uses guided drama, reenactment, and role-playing to address and work through problems. We use role-play as a visual representation of the family dynamic to help loved ones gain new insights, resolve issues, and become aware of unhealthy and healthy behaviors.
• Family sculpting - an interactive approach that breaks though emotional barriers by reenacting each family member’s behavior during a particular setting. Through role-play, participants gaion eye-opening awareness on how they enable their loved one’s addiction, and hw they can develop ways to let go.
• Social atom - a type of therapy where a person centers himself as the “nucleus of the atom” or family. This method helps explore emotional and physical distance and closeness in relationships. From there, participants can see the quality of their interpersonal relationships whether they’re positive, negative, or mixed.
Our program also addresses issues with co-dependency. Co-dependency is an emotional and behavioral condition when a person excessively sacrifices their own needs in order to meet the needs of others in relationships. With therapy, the co-dependent learns how to change their behavior as their loved one’s enabler and let go of emotionally destructive behavior.
With the innovative and effective therapeutic methods above, we help family members improve their family dynamic by learning about the disease of addiction, addressing codependency, boundary setting, and the recovery process for the entire family.
If you want to learn about the disease of addiction and how our program helps the family dynamic, feel free to call one of our admissions counselors today at (844) 211-7944. We’re available 24 hours day, 7 days a week.
Benefits of Family Therapy
With family addiction counseling, the entire family has time to heal. The ultimate goal in family therapy is to help each individual family member cope with their loved one’s addiction in a healthy manner.
Patients and their families can expect the following services:
Addiction counseling: Family members learn about the addiction recovery process, how to improve interpersonal communication skills and conflict resolution.
One-on-one therapy: Family members can meet with a family therapist individually and discuss their primary concerns within the family dynamic.
Family group workshops: Patients and their family members can attend family workshops with other families who can relate to similar issues.
Individualized treatment plan: A primary family therapist will create an individualized treatment plan to address the specific needs of the patient and their family members.
In family therapy, the anxiety family members feel from a potential relapse is addressed along with other issues such as insecure attachments, boundaries, codependency and powerlessness. Toxic issues that are kept hidden are often discussed in therapy and processed in an individual or group setting.
Thrive with our Family Workshops
Our family program consists of workshops that occur every three weeks. We provide a two-day intensive workshop with licensed family therapists. Families who attend our workshops can also meet with their loved one’s primary therapist for a one-hour session.
We help family members better understand the disease of addiction, heal emotionally and successfully cope with issues related to their loved one’s substance abuse. (844) 211-7944
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