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Healing The Family Unit From Substance Abuse

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Eighty percent of the time, families are the ones that call on behalf of the victim. The family is affected by a substance use disorder (SUD). The familial context contains information about how SUDs emerge, are maintained, and what factors can influence the disorder’s treatment positively or adversely. Theoretical frameworks such as family systems theory and attachment theory give a perspective for studying how SUDs affect families. Furthermore, knowing a family’s present developmental stage aids in assessing impairment and selecting relevant therapies. SUDs have a significant impact on children’s and adults’ emotional and behavioral patterns from the moment they are born, resulting in poor consequences. SUDs can be addressed in various ways by our staff at Quest 2 Recovery.

Substance Abuse Is A Family Disease

In today’s world, the family remains the primary source of bonding, nurturing, and socialization for humans. As a result, substance use disorders (SUDs) impact families and individual family members and is worth considering. The individual using substances has a distinct impact on each family member, including unmet developmental requirements, damaged connection, economic difficulty, legal issues, emotional pain, and even atrocities perpetrated against them. When a loved one is an addict or alcoholic, family members rarely come out unhurt. It’s challenging to find someone who hasn’t been affected by a family member’s addiction. This disease is highly tenacious and robust, wiping out almost everything in its path.

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Get Your Own Individual Therapy

Many people consider overcoming a substance use disorder (SUD) a personal experience. It’s possible that you’d like to go to counseling on your own or with your family. Family therapy can be equally beneficial since it aids in the healing of the entire family and brings everyone on the same page. When you seek individual counseling, you may concentrate solely on the effects of addiction on your life and evaluate them thoroughly.

Check Out Support Groups

These 12-Step-based programs aim to assist family members in coping with addiction and its consequences. Adult family members can go to Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meetings, while teenagers can attend Alateen meetings. The best thing about these groups is that they happen all the time, so you and your family can get help right away.

We are social creatures, and our need to assemble can be a great healing tool. Formal therapy groups can persuade and support people. Individuals can gain knowledge, assistance, and comfort from groups centered on substance abuse. Groups can develop healthy bonds and teach individuals new social skills under the supervision of a therapist. While individual therapy is as successful as group therapy in treating substance abuse, there is growing evidence that group therapy is even more helpful.

family therapy and healing from substance abuse

Typically, we have a client initially sign a release of information for their family and then what happens is the family is given a call, usually once a week or check-in with either our case manager or therapist or our program director. The program director really steps in when there is some sort of severe dysfunction within the family and recommends additional action. 

Participate In Family Therapy

Family therapy is still an essential part of substance misuse treatment, regardless of how the family unit changes. Studies show that behavioral health treatment involving family therapy is more effective than treatment that does not. When paired with individual treatment, it can reduce relapse rates, increase medication adherence, reduce mental symptoms, and relieve stress.

 

  • Maintaining your loved one’s interest and motivation throughout treatment
  • Understanding addiction, its impact on the family, how treatment works and what to expect once it’s finished
  • Allowing family members to express their sentiments and concerns about a loved one’s addiction, as well as ask questions about it
  • After therapy, providing a loved one with a high level of appropriate support
  • Relieving addiction-related sensations of fear, wrath, tension, and confusion
  • The opportunity for family members to learn skills and techniques for assisting a loved one in remaining on the road to recovery

 

How We Can Help You

Recovery from substance misuse is a team effort, and we do everything we can to make the process as painless and healing as possible. We will ensure that you have all of the support you need to begin your recovery path and maintain optimal mental health during your stay at our addiction treatment clinic. We wish to be a part of your Quest to Wellness to heal the mind, body, and spirit with our holistic approach in a family-like setting. Quest 2 Recovery’s admission process is straightforward; we make it simple for you to begin your journey to wholeness. Call now to discover more about our detox services.

 

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https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA13-4784/SMA13-4784.pdf