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Families are often unaware of the role they play in addiction. They seldom realize how important their participation in treatment is good for the addict and the family as a whole.
More often than not, family behavior enables addicts in their daily lives. Entire families often skirt the issue of addiction therapy, finding it easier to ignore substance abuse than to confront the problem and risk pushing away their loved one. Families often believe that once addicts are enrolled in treatment, their collective problems are over.
Unfortunately, addiction is never really just an individual’s problem. Addiction is related to the entire family dynamic and has far-reaching effects on the entire family’s lives. It’s very important that the whole family becomes involved in treatment however possible, especially in regard to taking advantage of family counseling and other therapies or events, as part of a family participation program.
Most families dealing with addiction have serious communication problems. Positive family involvement in treatment and recovery helps to address these communication problems. Active involvement of family members also helps each loved one enter his or her own journey of recovery.
During residential treatment at Recovery in Motion, addicts spend 90 days living among other clients of the treatment program. While this time away may feel like a respite for all family members, it’s critical that the family remains involved in treatment.
During addicts’ time away from their families, they are out of the environment that likely was toxic, codependent and enabling, therefore helping them to remain focused on recovery. Patients’ friends and families are also provided with time to better understand the role they play in their loved ones’ addictions.
Families are periodically invited to get involved in the family participation program and sessions at Recovery In Motion’s residential treatment center. As part of the family participation program, family members learn more about addiction, their loved ones’ dual diagnosis if that applies, and other issues that motivate or sustain drug or alcohol abuse.
Through therapies included in the Recovery in Motion family participation program, families are also able to start healing by addressing their own emotions that commonly include anger, resentment and sorrow. No longer must they walk on eggshells to prevent exacerbation of their loved ones’ addiction. In the safe environment of treatment and counselor-led family participation program, families are able to recognize and understand their own behaviors that contribute to addiction and how to break the dangerous cycle for the betterment of everyone concerned.
Even though treatment is in a residential setting for addicts at Recovery in Motion, those in recovery aren’t isolated from their friends and families. Mental recovery from addiction requires interaction with family on a frequent basis. Likewise, the support patients receive from their families help them to push harder through the addiction for greater success in sobriety.
Recovery in Motion provides specialized programs for family participation, as well as visitation. Family participation program involvement for the entire family usually includes educational programs, recovery workshops and other sessions designed specifically for the family unit.
Alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases affecting the whole family, just as the whole family must be involved in treatment. These family participation program aspects of addiction treatment help heal everyone involved and provide much-needed emotional support during the highly stressful time of early recovery.
If you’re struggling with addiction or your loved one has a drinking or drug abuse problem, you’re taking the right step forward for your entire family by seeking professional treatment. Through the process, the entire family can become a healthier, happier source of mutual support. In fact, many families become stronger through the treatment process.
Recovery in Motion has beds available now, so the path to recovery awaits you. It’s important to act now, before the shroud of secrecy, enabling and codependency again cover potential for this healing to begin. Call Recovery in Motion today at 844-810-1599 for your family’s chance at a more positive and loving future.