Each family member and friend of an addicted person has a unique relationship with drug or alcohol addiction, emotionally and behaviorally. Treating only the individual in active addiction has limited effectiveness. Santé walks alongside family and friends, recognizing the devastating impact substance use disorders have on everyone involved. We work on engaging family and friends and recognizing them as a potential support system for change. Getting help for addiction starts at home. It works best with family support to help you through the struggles of overcoming addiction. With the help of family support, many of our clients find the healing they need.
The Importance of Providing Family Therapy for Addiction
Experts recognize that addiction is a family disease, which means it affects those around the person using drugs or alcohol. It can lead to frightening experiences, disrupted routines, and stress for the rest of the family. Some families enable their loved ones, preventing them from experiencing the consequences of their actions. In addition, the family may develop unhealthy co-dependencies. Therefore, it is vital to seek treatment for your family as a whole during your loved one’s addiction treatment.
Family therapy offers a range of benefits, such as:
- Helping your loved one motivated during their addiction treatment
- Improving the lines of communication within the family
- Creating healthy boundaries for the group
- Learning how to support your loved one during recovery
- Addressing underlying mental health concerns within the family
Through our family therapy program, it is possible for the entire family to recover from addiction.
Santé’s Engaging Family and Friends Experience
When clients come to Santé Center for Healing, they can expect a range of features, including:
- Family communications coordinator and family therapists dedicated to family’s needs
- Family therapy series the first month your loved one is in treatment
- Two-day family intensives which are unique and individualized to each family and included in residential treatment care
- Family & Friends support group at no cost offered three times per week or once a week online, with psycho-educational lectures and process groups guided by therapists.
- Individual therapy
- Peer support
Santé’s Family and Friends program uses family systems and attachment theories as a framework for the family’s treatment. We also implement skill-building around setting boundaries, recognizing addictive thinking, family rules, and roles. We can also teach families how to cope with a family member in treatment and how to support a loved one in recovery. Sometimes family and friends need to take a stand with the alcoholic or drug addict in their lives. Sometimes they need to have compassion. We have a program that spells it all out. There is never a wrong time to get help for your loved one’s addiction. At Santé, we want to ensure that your loved one receives the best and most effective treatment available to them.
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There is a high percentage of friends and family of addicted people who never get help dealing with the addiction issues. We can change all that. Santé offers the Family and Friends support group at no charge to anybody struggling with an addicted friend or family member. Many people struggling with addiction suffer in silence, hiding their addiction from their loved ones until their addiction becomes too much for them to handle.
Get Family Therapy for Addiction at Santé Center for Healing
Addiction affects people of all ages. It does not discriminate. When struggling with addiction, it is essential to get help from a treatment center that is focused on giving the best possible treatment. We offer a wide range of programs to help you or your loved one overcome addiction, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Equine therapy program
Contact Santé Center for Healing at 866.238.3154 for information about our healing programs. We will connect you with this wonderful resource. Do not let addiction control your life any longer. Get the help that you need today and start living a healthier future. If you are ready to get help for your loved one, call 866.238.3154 today to make an appointment with our addiction experts.