When a loved one enters treatment for substance abuse, many questions can arise when it comes to recovery. Addiction is not a solo sport, so many others are ultimately impacted. Addiction literally affects everyone. While recovery is a personal journey, successful sobriety is not possible without the support of everyone around them.

What Families Need

Families are often worried about sending a loved one to rehab because it feels like they are off on their own to deal with addiction, leaving everyone else in their wake. A family program is essential to recovery for people with addiction. The level of care they receive is important but also quite important is getting compassionate care with the support of family. Therapeutic staff work hard to put together plans for each person in rehab so they have equal opportunities to recover. Emotionally, the pain felt by residents and family members requires a high level of emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. Treatment is necessary that encompasses the whole person, including family.

Providing Support

Family involvement in substance abuse treatment can be advantageous for families to help break the ‘cycle of addiction.’ Many parents/family members are simply not aware the behaviors are so destructive and that they have kept enabling children or loved ones throughout the cycle of addiction. It is important for family members to be provided with information from a trained professional so they can look at their role with a clear view of what needs to happen. Therapists commonly recommend families attend support groups and educate themselves about effective methods to help address common issues inherent within substance abuse treatment.

Moving Ahead

People who enter treatment may come from families where healthy communication never happened. When a person in treatment isolates from family for awhile, they may realize just how badly they needed to be away to cope with their personal issues. A trained professional can help re-engage healthy dialogue around how to process the healing and forgiveness necessary to move forward in recovery. Family involvement can help a person with addiction set healthy boundaries and realistic expectations for how to behave in the future once recovery truly begins. Family involvement can help repair damaged relationships and help families find tools to build a foundation for years to come.

The Springboard Center’s addiction treatment programs are tailored to meet the needs of each client. By utilizing a set of diverse methods of addiction treatment, we are able to deal with your addiction from all angles and concentrate on every aspect of your healing process. It is important to recognize that many of our services offer a group setting and environment, so that the client spends time with other people affected by the same chronic disease and problems. 432-620-0255