Family Counseling Services for Addiction for San Antonio Residents
Family Counselling for Addiction San Antonio, TX, Residents
Substance addiction can wreck life for an individual, but their life isn’t the only one affected by this condition. When a loved one succumbs to an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can cause profound, life-changing consequences for partners and families too. Many therapists have said that substance addiction is a family disease because it does involve family members in numerous ways. Families feel immense fear for their loved ones. They struggle with other emotions, too, like anger and sadness. It can be difficult for them to understand why their loved one abuses drugs or alcohol, and why they won’t or can’t seem to stop.
JC’s Recovery Center offers addiction sufferers and their families real hope for recovery. We feature a wide range of substance addiction programs and treatments, including family therapy. We are situated in Hollywood, Florida, but we attract clients from all over the country, including major cities like San Antonio. Getting away together to spend time on our rehab campus could be the genesis for real and lasting recovery for your family. Our therapists are highly trained, caring, and have devoted their lives to addiction medicine. As a faith-based rehab, we care about the people we treat sincerely. You can expect caring support coupled with real-world strategies for coping with how addiction has affected your family.
San Antonio is no stranger to substance addiction. Many families struggle with the pain and fallout that occurs when a loved one becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. While there are family therapists in San Antonio and rehabs that offer family therapy, we believe that it can be immensely therapeutic to leave your home for a while and spend time at our recovery center. We feature accommodations for people who want to reside on our campus. Getting away from your home means taking a break from your normal routines. That can be highly beneficial when you’re trying to establish new habits and new ways of coping and interacting with each other.
Each family has a unique set of circumstances that it’s been dealing with. When you allow yourself some distance from your current situation, you’ll view it more objectively. Spending time at JC’s Recovery for family therapy can be the ideal place to make changes in how you engage with one another. It can be more challenging to make those changes when you’re still situated in the same environment.
JC’s Recovery specializes in addiction medicine. Our family therapists can customize therapy for each addiction sufferer and their families. With our guidance and expertise, we can help your family navigate the tricky waters of the recovery process so that you can all experience healing individually and together.
How Addiction Affects the Family
Substance addiction affects the family, and those effects are invariably adverse. JC’s Recovery Center is a Christian rehab, and we believe intrinsically in the healing power of faith coupled with evidence-based therapies. Still, we take a real-world approach to treatment. We understand how dark life can be when it’s in the throes of addiction. When individuals are under the influence of an addiction to drugs or alcohol, bad outcomes happen to the user and others around them. These events can have lasting consequences for addiction sufferers and their families.
We help addiction sufferers and their families heal, even after betrayals, thefts, and lies. We understand the pain that a family feels when a parent has spent their mortgage payment on drugs. We know the sorrow that parents feel when their loved one gets into legal problems because of a DUI or other transgression. No matter how dark the situation has become for your family and loved one, there is a way to initiate healing and achieve recovery for everyone involved.
What we’ve seen is that substance addiction affects every family member differently. Often, we find that one family member is an ‘enabler.’ Essentially, that means they enable their loved one to continue to exhibit negative behaviors. Sometimes this is a spouse or a parent. Enablers typically don’t know what nutritional support for an addiction sufferer looks like. They may not even be in a position to provide the right types of support. For instance, how can a stay-at-home partner who is raising the children force their addicted spouse to enter treatment or make changes? Often, enablers feel powerless to deal effectively with their loved one’s addiction and with their own needs. The wrong type of support, like giving money to someone who you know will use it for drugs or alcohol, is an unhealthy way to support a loved one with an addiction.
In other cases, family members are angry. They may have discussed ‘cutting off’ the family member who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. They may not understand the compulsions that govern addiction or know how to help their loved ones who don’t seem willing to help themselves. In these cases, family therapy is a source of education. We help families understand how addiction works generally and how it manifests explicitly in their loved ones.
Learning Coping Skills as a Family
During family therapy, we address each member of the family unit. Every person has their own needs regarding their loved one’s substance addiction. We help enablers identify their enabling behaviors and make changes in the way they think about addiction and their loved one and how they act. Changing enabling actions is challenging, but it’s essential. It empowers individuals because they can care for and support their loved ones in ways that are most healthy and effective in recovery.
We help family members deal with their feelings of anger, betrayal, and confusion. We provide the family with solutions for working through these emotions. We help them balance their feelings with the need to support their loved ones during their long recovery journeys emotionally. Our therapists can also examine individual circumstances. Often, families in crisis will point to specific experiences that have been most traumatic for them. So, we discuss these situations together, viewing them through the lens of safety and with the intent to make positive changes based on previous adverse events.
Bringing Families Together to Heal
Healing the wounds of substance addiction takes time. We help families heal by assisting them in understanding how substance addiction occurs and why it’s difficult for an individual to manage. We help each cope with their feelings and find helpful, positive ways to support one another and their recovering loved one. We arm them with the knowledge to understand the phases of relapse, which allows them to spot them if their loved one begins to slip.
We’ve been privileged to help so many families through the challenging addiction recovery journey. We take a faith-based approach to treatment and pair it with evidence-based therapies like individual and group counseling. Families rely on us for help, and we help them to heal in any way we can.
Contact JC’s Recovery Center to enroll in our family therapy programming. If you need accommodations on our rehab campus, let us know. We’re here to answer your questions and to help your family begin its recovery journey right away.
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