Family Counselling Services for Addiction for Houston Residents
Family Counselling for Addiction for Houston, TX Residents
Substance addiction doesn’t only affect individual sufferers. It can impact their children, parents, siblings, friends, and others. Addiction can ruin a person’s health, but it can also destroy their most fundamental relationships, seemingly, beyond repair. At JC’s Recovery Center, we believe that family therapy can play a crucial role in recovering from addiction for sufferers and their families.
JC’s Recovery Center is located in sunny Hollywood, Florida. We attract clients and their families from all over the country, including Houston, Texas. We are a Christian rehab that offers faith-based therapy and evidence-based treatments that support physical, mental, and spiritual health. Nurturing the family unit with addiction therapy allows members to better understand the powerful dynamics of substance addiction and healthy support. If you are searching for high-quality addiction treatment that includes family therapy, rely on JC’s Recovery.
It has often been said that substance addiction is a family disease. Family behaviors can become triggers for substance addiction, and family members can, in turn, be impacted and damaged by the actions of their loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Substance addiction is also a complex disease that may involve a slow recovery process. We help families heal together and learn how to navigate recovery as best as possible.
JC’s Recovery features a wide range of addiction treatment. Many of our clients and their families choose to participate in this aspect of our treatment plans. Typically, family therapy is offered weekly, but we customize our programs to suit each patient’s needs. Our therapists get to know each family so they can find strategies to help them cope.
Many people may wonder if departing Houston for family therapy in Florida is the right course of action for them. We find that when clients and their families can get away from a situation that has been unhealthy for a long time, they have an easier time gaining some perspective on their lives there. Family therapy, like all addiction treatments, is about making healthy, positive changes in thinking and behavior changes.
Our campus is bright and welcoming. Our climate is filled with sunshine. When families spend time with us, they can begin their healing journey in a faith-based setting complemented by our caregivers and addiction specialists’ expertise. Leaving Houston for a time might be the key to rebuilding a stronger foundation for your family’s lives there.
How Addiction Affects the Family
Substance addiction changes the chemistry of a person’s brain. Truthfully, it changes the chemistry of a family too. Families suffer when their loved one becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs. But often, families can also be triggers for drug and alcohol use. How do families contend with the blame, guilt, and chaos that addiction so often brings into their home? At JC’s Recovery, we begin to tame the mess from a safe and neutral space.
Our family therapists know that addiction affects family members in different ways. The effects of addiction on each family member can be short term and long term. In households where children are present, the impact of having a parent with a substance addiction problem can cause kids to experience feelings that range from confusion to fear. Kids are unlikely to understand why their parent is having mood swings or is seeming to be distant.
Spouses can grow mistrustful, resentful, and angry. Other family members may experience similar feelings. One family member may often be an enabler–someone who provides ungoverned support and requires no accountability. Often, family members are distraught and fearful for their loved ones because they know how dangerous substance addiction can be.
But families are not only affected emotionally. They can be impacted materially too, and substance addiction can ravish a family’s finances. It is not uncommon for people battling substance addiction to lose their job or get into serious legal or financial trouble. Our professional therapists help families contend with these serious issues and their individual circumstances.
Learning Coping Skills as a Family
During family therapy, our therapists help family members learn how to cope with their feelings and how to recover loved ones in healthy ways. Often, people genuinely have no idea about the powerful compulsions that underscore addiction. So, we spend time discussing how substance addiction affects people generally and people they care about specifically. Calmly and with great focus, we try to identify what has led their loved one to abuse drugs or alcohol. Understanding the factors that contributed to the abuse helps us to find solutions to stop those factors from triggering relapse in the future.
Often, families struggle to communicate effectively when they’re in the throes of negative emotions like fear, anger, or sadness. We take time to outline the healthiest ways to communicate so that we can build some ground rules for our discussions. Is it allowable to express anger and sadness at our meetings? Yes. But we want to do it in the context of honesty and compassion.
It’s not easy to find new ways of coping, but that’s why our therapists can be invaluable for helping families forge new paths of healing and growing together. We provide a wide range of strategies. Some will work better for some families than others. We may ask family members to practice these strategies during the days between sessions and report back the following week. Slowly, families can learn to cope so that they can provide the best kinds of support for their loves and themselves.
Bringing Families Together to Heal
JC’s Recovery Center believes strongly in the value of family therapy. Addiction sufferers tend to do best when they have a supportive family to turn to. In themselves, a broken family and unhealthy family relationships can be triggers that induce people to turn to drugs or alcohol. Ignoring these problems will prevent healing from happening. Talking about them in a safe setting allows us to explore coping solutions, even if we can’t entirely solve them.
Unlike one-on-one therapy with addiction sufferers, group therapy is about each participant’s well-being. Providing family members with positive coping skills is often as important as helping addictions sufferers to learn them. During family therapy, we set goals. It’s easy to be mired in the past, and while it’s essential to reckon ourselves to that past, it’s also crucial to build a healthy foundation for the future. Our therapists will help families reach their goals and achieve the healing they so desperately need.
If you and your family have been struggling with a substance addiction’s effects, we invite you to get to know all that JC’s Recovery Center can do for you. After beginning your healing journey at our South Florida treatment center, you may even choose to continue meeting with a counselor when returning home. Like the addiction recovery process, family healing takes time, but professional support can make a positive difference. Contact JC’s Recovery today at 844-524-6873 and let us enroll you in our family therapy program. Let us know if you need on-campus accommodations.