Addiction is often referred to as a family disease, and for good reason. Substance use disorders do not exist in a silo. They impact the person misusing drugs or alcohol as well as everyone around them. Families feel the stress, frustration, fear, and helplessness that often accompany addiction. When you seek treatment for a loved one, make sure you are getting help for the rest of the family as well.
JC’s Recovery Center offers a family program to support families and help them to navigate through this difficult time in their lives. One important element of the program is education. Family members develop a deeper understanding of addiction, its causes, treatment options, and the recovery process. They learn to identify where they fit into the picture and how they are affected.
It’s also important for family members to confront their own struggles and issues regarding addiction. Through therapy, counseling, support groups, and other resources, they can begin personal healing and become a stronger supporter of a healthier home environment. Children may be confused or scared and family programs can help them to cope with and process their feelings as well.
When everyone works together, they can support a more positive outcome. Family members can learn the difference between supporting and enabling and co-dependency versus interdependency. These are essential parts of recovery. When families have a stronger understanding of addiction, they can approach it from a new perspective and create healthier relationships and communication.
Your family is not alone in its battle with addiction. Take advantage of family programs, resources, and other supports to help you through it. JC’s Recovery Center strives to support the entire family in healing from addiction and building a brighter future in recovery. There is hope, and there is help available at JC’s Recovery Center.Is your family struggling to cope with the impact of addiction? Contact JC’s Recovery Center to learn more about our Family Program.