Family and addiction therapy is effective in helping both adults and adolescents heal from addiction in the home. Family therapy can act as a support network if you or a loved one are recovering from substance abuse.
A family participation therapy program combines evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment that addresses all issues that arise from addiction. Through therapy, you and your family can use your strengths and resources to reconnect and grow together. You can address issues such as substance abuse, parenting skills, physical or verbal abuse, depression, neglect, or conflict.
Types of Family and Addiction Therapy
Family and addiction programs help you overcome problems that are affecting everyone in the home. Treatment centers offer a wide range of therapies that meet your family’s needs, such as:
Primary care includes evidence-based therapy (EBT). This type of treatment is based on years of scientific research, ongoing study, and client observation. EBT includes a combination of talk therapy and activities that promote family growth, unity, and recovery.
Holistic Treatment & Activities
As a supplement to evidence-based therapy, treatment centers also provide holistic care. Holistic treatment may include yoga therapy, massage therapy, exercise & nutrition, or various family recreational activities. You can also learn mindfulness and meditation that help you become more aware of how your thoughts and feelings affect your family.
Through experiential therapy, each member of your family explores their thoughts and feelings more deeply. You engage in your therapy through various activities such as role-playing, guided imagery, creativity, or engaging therapy. The goal of experiential therapy is to help your family express their feelings and talk about issues in a more productive way.
Support groups are available for each member of your family. They can be surrounded by others who are also on the path to recovery from addiction. Support groups range from 12-step programs and guided talk therapy to 12-step alternatives. Your treatment specialist can help your family plug into a support group.
Why Family Therapy is Important for Recovery
Family and addiction therapy is designed to help everyone cope with addiction, not just the person who is recovering. There are several things that your family can learn, such as:
- What addiction is and why it happens
- How to better communicate with each other
- Regaining trust and respect for one another
- How to share feelings and thoughts without hurting another person
- Learning how to care for one another and sustain the home
One of the goals of family therapy is teaching each member how to find a solution for resolving conflict. All families have problems. However, not all families know how to deal with them. A treatment center provides a framework that helps your family work through addiction so that you stay together, grow together, and learn how to love one another.
Find Out More About Our Family Therapy Program
At Recovery Ways, we are committed to helping families live fuller, healthier lives. Our family and addiction programs give you everything you need to recover from drug or alcohol addiction. To find out more about our family therapy program, contact us online or call us today at 888.986.7848.