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The Role of the Family in Substance Abuse Recovery

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When you have finished therapy, you are ready to start a better future with the help of your family. Use what you’ve learned and the love and encouragement of your friends to forge a new course. 

Create a happier, more supportive atmosphere at home for everyone, not just the one suffering from mental illness or substance abuse issues. 

Haven Detox-South Florida provides in-depth care for people struggling with severe bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders with SMART Recovery, helping you transition back into family life.

Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment may result in a drastic reduction of symptoms, improved daily functioning, increased capacity for healthy coping, and even more extended recovery periods during which no symptoms are present.

However, there is no guarantee that your loved one will not relapse or still feel some of the effects of the illness. A long-term recovery with support services makes addiction treatment a breeze. 

After the completion of alcohol and drug detox and therapy, your recovery plan will encourage you to use aftercare programs. Part of aftercare is to have a stable, supportive environment to return to after rehab. 

Importance of Family Support Groups

Studies show that family members of people with mental illness who attend support groups reap several benefits, including enhanced family relationships, a deeper awareness of their loved one’s condition, and a more comprehensive range of coping strategies.

These sessions help with sobriety against alcohol addiction and effective ways and support networks.

Help from loved ones is crucial in recovering from and treating mental illness. The families of substance abuse victims participate in providing additional support to control the disease of addiction. 

Researchers have noticed the following tendencies when family members are actively involved in support and therapy:

  • There is a decrease in relapse rates.
  • Hospitalizations are down
  • Accelerated recovery times
  • Decline in incarceration rates

Significant Other Groups

Couples therapy can either occur with just the couple or in a group of couples. These groups can help by giving spouses a place to talk about their feelings, learn new strategies for relating to their loved ones, and find solace while they recover from their relationship. 

Guardian Groups

Parents or guardians of substance abuse victims can meet in groups with or without their child to discuss what it feels like to raise an addict. 

They can discover ways to cope with feelings of failure while learning how to support their child. Many parents and guardians wrongly attribute their child’s substance usage to themselves; these organizations aim to dispel that misconception.

The Child Groups

There is a wide range of feelings that children of parents with substance abuse disorder may experience, including but not limited to dread, shame, and guilt. 

The kids of addicts now have a better idea of what their parents are going through because of these organizations for extended families. 

The kids in the group can help them realize that their lives are not so different from those of other kids their age. Elsewhere community registration for the entire family is also feasible as it is a safe place to get drug abuse relapse prevention.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is family-based therapy for substance abuse?

Family therapy is a set therapeutic approach that can attempt to use strengths and families and its resources that enable them to live without alcohol and drugs. 

What are some support resources for family members of drug addicts?

When it comes to groups like Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are popular 12-step self-help seeking groups that help those family members that are impacted.

What’s it like to go to an addiction support group?

All addictions, from alcoholism to drugs, mental health, cocaine, codependency, schizophrenia, and borderline personality, are included to help avoid relapse and maintain sobriety. You should expect to meet people in similar situations and open, judgment-free communication.

Learn SMART Recovery Techniques with Haven Detox-South Florida

We are here to assist you if you are worried about a family member and think they may benefit from institutional care. Starting from residential treatment, we help you get back on the path of recovery. 

We at Haven Detox-South Florida follow effective treatment options to help you remain sober for life. 

We encourage family involvement in our treatment plans to help individuals feel better. 

Feel free to call us at (561) 328 – 8627 to learn more about what we offer.

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