Family Therapy For Addiction
When one family member battles an addiction, the entire family suffers together. That’s why family therapy for addiction is one of the most effective rehab programs. Family treatment allows the entire clan to heal as a collective unit.
Reaching out to The Freedom Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland will set you and your family free from the bonds of addiction and the associated stresses and traumas. The following information outlines all the details you need to know about family therapy for addiction and how it can help you thrive in recovery.
What is Family Therapy?
Family therapy utilizes the greatest power of love and family bonds to help you overcome your strongholds. A trained therapist hears out every one of your struggles, concerns, and heartaches and utilizes those weaknesses as a foundation for an effective recovery path. Identifying these struggles allow doctors to form an individualized medical approach that works for you.
Whether your family bonds are already strong or need restoration, this therapy is known to bring you and your family close together. Emotionally opening up with one another fuels more than just your motivation for sobriety. It helps everybody, including yourself understand the state of your struggle on a personal level. Recovery is only effective once all parties involved come to terms with the gravity of your struggle and move forward with the necessary processes as directed by your physician.
What Are The Benefits Of Family Therapy?
Most people don’t realize the numerous life-changing benefits of family therapy until they experience them firsthand. You can join the majority who experience symptom relief and accelerate your recovery process by speaking to a family therapist today. They’ll give you greater insight into the following benefits of family therapy for addiction.
Building A Strong Support Backbone
Family therapy for addiction immediately works on establishing a strong family support backbone by mending and growing your family relationships. This is achieved not simply by being in the same room with you, but by opening up with one another under the foundational model of honesty.
It becomes nearly impossible to resist addiction impulses alone once substance dependency has taken hold of the brain. Therefore, it takes medically-aided self-discipline techniques to get yourself back on your feet. A strong therapist and training program can put you on the fast track to sobriety. Our compassionate receptionists are standing by to show you just how achievable your sobriety is.
Lifting the Burden Together
One of the most contributing factors to deepening addiction and relapse is attempting to recover alone. The problem is you’re trying to lift a thousand-pound weight by yourself. Attempting to do so will only discourage you from thinking sobriety is possible. Nobody can handle a weight so big. Some weights are too heavy to lift alone. That’s why it takes teamwork to lift the burden of your addiction struggles. There’s no better team to help you lift the burden of your addiction struggles than the ones you love most.
Facing addiction alone breeds depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. Contrarily, facing addiction with your loved ones by your side every step of the way breeds joy, confidence, and hope. The newfound sense of self-confidence you find in family therapy for addiction can be the key you need to overcome your strongholds. Reach out to a caring receptionist today to find your confidence in our individualized family therapy programs.
What Are the Goals Of Family Therapy?
Each case of family therapy comes with a different set of goals unique to the struggling party, but with the same foundational model. That model is based on the understanding that all Family members, like all the members of the human body, play a vital role in life’s most vital functions. If one or more members are struggling it can take a toll on the full body.
In contrast, a family unit cannot function together cohesively when one member is struggling with substance abuse or alcohol. With the thought of family cohesion in mind, here are the primary goals of family therapy.
Achieving Open-Ended Honesty and Openness
The introductory key that makes or breaks successful family therapy is open-ended honesty from all parties involved. The truth does set you free when it comes to being open with your loved one’s about your struggle. That means being honest with your family members and yourself about the true state of your struggle. This open line of honesty toward your family is what makes the remaining goals-to-be-named achievable. Beyond that, honesty is the key to an easier and faster recovery.
Successfully Developing Strong And Loving Support Groups
The proverb “two heads are better than one” refers to the idea that goals and tasks are easier accomplished by strength in numbers. In succession, strong family support from the ones who love you most is what makes recovery achievable. The Freedom Center will train you and your family to be the best family support unit you can be for each other.
The Formation Of Strong Family Bonds
One of the goals that honesty makes most possible is the strong mending of family bonds. A strong family bond is one of the most powerful entities to combat addiction struggles. Once that line of communication is open between you, your family, and your therapist, the sky truly is the limit to what you can achieve in rehabilitation.
Finding Your Support Role In Recovery
Every family member has a separate role in your loved one’s recovery. A dedicated family-oriented physician can help you identify your role throughout the addiction-healing process. For example, one may be an effective encourager while another plays an equally vital role in listening or holding the struggler accountable. Whatever your role may be, our compassionate therapists will identify and help you fill the voids in each other’s life through a scientifically-tried process.
How Does Family Therapy Help You Achieve Sobriety?
Family therapy operates under the common understanding that when one person suffers, the whole family suffers. That’s why it takes the whole family to achieve sobriety. This is achieved through a meticulously-designed therapeutic process as directed by your family therapist. Bearing that in mind, here are some of the many ways family therapy helps people achieve sobriety.
It Helps Identify And Resolve Addiction Triggers
Family therapy enables your doctor to identify your substance abuse triggers by getting to know the roots of your struggle. With the knowledge of these triggers, your doctor and loved ones can map an effective route to help you resolve these triggers. It takes a family to overcome addiction. Let our caring team of family-oriented therapists show you how to come together to resolve addiction triggers as a family unit.
Family Therapy Helps You Replace Bad Habits With Productive Ones
It is often very difficult to find things to do once you have absolved substances from your life. That’s why the only thing more important than removing substance cravings and use is replacing them with productive hobbies and activities. Not doing so often results in relapse.
Picking up a hobby or activity with family can be one of the greatest relapse-prevention techniques. This phase of finding new activities is reported to be one of the most enlightening and relaxing experiences among all family members. This especially opens the opportunity for the family to develop a weekly bonding routine that can help the entire family grow closer together.
How To Find A Treatment Facility and Therapist That’s Right For You.
The only effective way to find a location and doctor best suited to treat your family is to reach out to a recovery professional. You’ll discover just how easy it is to find a facility and therapist that fits your needs in family therapy. The variety of treatment options doesn’t make finding the right facility or therapist any more difficult for our devoted team of medical professionals. The following methods are how our loving team of physicians finds the perfect fit for you in every way.
Addiction Treatment Assessment
The first step toward finding the perfect treatment center and therapist for your addiction begins with an in-depth assessment process. This includes determining whether inpatient or outpatient programs are best for you. Furthermore, physicians help you narrow down the most suitable locations and therapists by assessing the source and extent of your struggle. This assessment ensures the most individualized treatment and cares you deserve with the best facilities and physicians at your disposal.
Talk It Out Together
Choosing the right doctor and treatment center is a family decision made easier with the guidance of a trained medical specialist. You’ll be given the greatest recommendations from a doctor based on your personal needs, struggles, and strengths. From there, you and your family will be allowed to choose a treatment option together. Remember, there is no wrong choice to make based on your pre-assessed treatment options and locations provided by your physician.
Determine Your Short-Term and Long-Term Recovery Goals
The Freedom Center Will Set You Free From Your Addiction
Family therapy for addiction at the Freedom Center can be more than escape. It can be your key to freedom and better life in sobriety. The answer to your struggles is just a tap, click, or call away. Don’t let another moment go to waste. Reach out to our family-oriented team of compassionate physicians to find your solution today.
Break Free From Addiction
At our substance abuse treatment center in Maryland, we do our best to meet each individual where they’re at. Each person comes with a different mold - a different struggle. The best way we can help them is to offer them care that is unique to their own situation; there is no one-size-fits-all method to substance abuse treatment. This is why individualized care is so important to us. If you or a loved one are interested in finding out more, you can contact us here.