One of the reason’s that there’s a stigma surrounding addiction is because many people view it as the individual’s problem. In reality, when someone has an addiction, the entire family becomes sick to some extent. When choosing an addiction rehab facility, it’s important that they offer Family Support. The best programs help everyone involved begin the healing process and live more peacefully. By including your loved ones in your recovery journey, you are helping to heal your family, set yourself up for success, and prevent relapse after treatment.
Why Family Support is Important for Education
It’s important for addicted individuals and their family members to learn about the disease of addiction. When someone has an addiction, the family can experience confusion, anger, distrust, and codependency as well as other unhealthy behaviors. During family group sessions, family members begin to understand how addiction works and what the loved one is experiencing. This can begin to help families understand why the person was doing things that were completely out of character.
Another important factor is that Family Support prepares loved ones for what life is going to be like after treatment. There’s a common misconception that a person is fully cured after treatment, but recovery is a long road. Although the person will be sober when he returns home, he may exhibit some lingering behaviors. It’s important to understand how to best support the person’s recovery while also setting healthy boundaries.
Learning to Deal with Family
You may not realize it, but your family might be one of your biggest triggers. This is extremely common for people recovering from addiction for a wide range of reasons. Some may have had a rough childhood or others may not agree with how their parents treat them. While you’re in treatment, you’ll also learn different strategies about coping with family members.
During the treatment process, you’ll begin to see that you’re not the only one who deals with family stress. Your therapist will offer suggestions as to how to deal with family in a healthy way. This will help you begin to mend relationships and begin to strengthen your recovery, too. A therapist will help to facilitate and encourage respectful and effective communication amongst your family to help your unit heal.
Let Serenity Lodge Help
Serenity Lodge is a gender-specific facility located in beautiful Southern California. Our Lake Arrowhead facility not only offers a comprehensive Family Support program, but we offer a wide range of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Some of our amenities at Serenity Lodge include:
- 1,500-square-foot gym
- 12-person sauna
- Massage therapy
- Pool and hot tub
- Professional recording studio
Along with a Family Support program, we also offer the following addiction therapy programs:
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- Dialectical behavior therapy program
Contact Serenity Lodge today by calling 866.379.4365 to find out more about us and our transformative treatment programs. Let us help you and your family heal from the damage that addiction can cause.