Family Program for Addiction
While the addict is putting their own life at risk, their addiction is affecting more than just themselves. Because substance abuse can be so destructive and extend to various aspects of a person’s life, many family members and loved ones will get caught in the crossfire. This can leave these people feeling hurt and cause lasting damage to the relationships if not addressed. Even when the addict enters an inpatient or outpatient program for help, it doesn’t mean that the family’s problems all go way. Thankfully, there are programs for the families of addicts so that they can move past their loved one’s addiction as well.
Addiction and Family Dynamics
Families are complicated but when there is a substance abuse problem involved, these complicated relationships can become damaged and even toxic.
In some cases, the broken promises, lost trust, and lying may lead to damaged relationships that seem beyond repair. Addicts may lash out at their loved ones and family members may retaliate, leading to a harmful exchange in words that makes matters worse. In other cases, a substance abuse problem can create unhealthy relationship dynamics such as codependent relationships. Family members could be enabling their loved one’s addiction without realizing it and hurting themselves in the process.
Help for Families of Addicts at Banyan Philadelphia
At Banyan Treatment Centers Philadelphia, we understand that long-term successful addiction recovery is as much about your addicted loved one as it is about you and your family. Although your loved one may be in our IOP treatment getting help for themselves, you and your family need to heal as well. Our family program for addiction offers help for family members of drug addicts and alcoholics so that everyone is able to move past the damage that substance abuse left behind together.
Our family program for addiction includes counseling for family members of drug addicts and group therapy sessions with the recovering addict. During these sessions, family members are able to speak their mind and confront the addict in a safe and comfortable environment, something they may not have been able to do outside of our drug rehab in Langhorne. It is important for each family member to feel heard so that the healing process can begin. These sessions can also act as a support group for family members of drug addicts and alcoholics as they are able to speak freely and can lean on one another for support.
Many family members and loved ones of addicts have never struggled with addiction themselves, so they do not understand what their loved one is going through. This disconnect can lead to misunderstandings and create a distance between the parties. In order to bridge this gap, our Philly family program for addiction also focuses on substance abuse education for families and friends of addicts. Addiction is a disease and when loved ones come to understand this, they also gain a better understanding of their loved one who is struggling. Along with understanding addiction, education will also focus on the future. Family and friends of the recovering addict will learn how to approach life now that their loved one is in recovery so that both parties can have a better future.
Don’t let addiction tear apart your family anymore. Our group therapy for family members of addicts can help your entire family heal and move forward together.