Addiction tears families apart. Rebuilding often starts when family members gain an understanding of addiction and recovery. Guilt and blame-free therapeutic environments can help family members understand addiction and support their loved ones. Family therapy is one of the services we offer alongside individual and group therapy at Recovery Bay Center.
What Is Family Therapy?
Family therapy is an important component of drug and alcohol addiction for many people in recovery. During active addiction, most people are not able to provide for the needs of their families. Being focused on drugs and alcohol causes family responsibilities to fall by the wayside. You may have many rifts in your family due to addiction, but attending a family program can promote hope, healing, and responsibility.
On the other hand, you may have a strong family system. You know you have support in them. You’re confident they will look past your addiction to help you to be the support system you need.
The goal of family therapy, in either situation, is to bring people together to work on recovery. That may mean different things for your situation, such as:
- Learning about your addiction, including what this disease means for your future
- Overcoming previous disagreements and challenges
- Creating resources for family members to reach out for help when they need it
- Learning about triggers and the risks of relapse (including how they can prevent them)
- Exploring communication within the family
- Creating a plan for your care and success
Family therapy is a healing process for all involved. It allows your family members to become the best support system for you. That can’t happen until you’ve worked through the pain that addiction creates.
Family Therapy Is a Component of Your Care
When you arrive at Recovery Bay Center, our team goes to work to provide an assessment for you. This allows us to create an individualized treatment plan to address your family’s unique needs during therapy. For some people, detox is the first step. For most, residential treatment is necessary.
In either case, you’ll be stepping away from your family for a short amount of time so that you can begin to work on yourself. This is where individual and group therapy are used. Here, we work to help you understand your addiction, triggers, and mental health disorders if any.
Family therapy comes in once you reach a level of stability. During this time, you’ll be able to work one-on-one with professionals who can help you and your family to heal together. They will become empowered. They also can receive therapy through individual one-on-one sessions if they need it. The end goal is to create a support system for you that’s effective.
Our Team Offers a Comprehensive Support System for You
In most situations, family therapy and group therapy are important components of long-term recovery from addiction. Yet, there is much more work to be done. We provide a range of treatment plans and therapies to help you to achieve your best outcome. That includes therapies such as:
- Individual therapy programs
- Group therapy programs
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
Turn to a Team of Professionals Who Can Help – Call Recovery Bay Center
Family therapy is one of the services our team can offer to you at Recovery Bay Center. If you are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, and you may not have a strong support system right now, we can help you. Our family and group therapy services are designed to give you the tools and resources you need to heal. Learn more when you connect online or call us at 833-991-2955 for help.