Addiction Treatment Solutions for the Entire Family
Addiction is a chronic, debilitating disease that changes people in ways that are often difficult for family members to reconcile. Alcohol and drugs have significant, adverse effects on the brain and body. Those who struggle with addiction sometimes say and do things that inflict trauma on those they love the most. Family and friends often (although unwillingly) watch their loved one transform and change in ways that they do not recognize. Because of this, family members can usually benefit from family therapy and support groups.
How Does Addiction Affect the Family?
Two of the most common ways that substance addiction affects the family is financially and loss of relationships impacted by addiction. Young, old, close, or distant, virtually any member of an addict’s circle can be (and often are) adversely affected by addiction. Family members, friends, co-workers, and community members all watch as their loved one changes. Trust is frequently compromised as moods and behaviors change. Arguments and hostility typically become a standard element of communication. Family members often search for ways to cope with the unpredictable behavior of their loved ones. These coping mechanisms sometimes turn into codependency symptoms, and all too often, family members fail to realize they are actually enabling their loved one’s self-destructive behavior in an effort to try and help them.
Substance use and addiction are incredibly costly. Depending on the severity of your addiction, drug use can cost anywhere from one hundred to several thousand dollars a month, depending on what you use, how often you use, and where you live. Addictions to alcohol are no different. Depending on the amount you drink and the alcohol of choice, alcohol addiction can be financially detrimental to maintain. But how does this hurt your family? Unfortunately, when liquid resources run out, and someone is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, they may begin to turn to their family for financial support. In some cases, if the family no longer voluntarily supports the addict by giving them money or even helping them obtain drugs or alcohol, the addict may turn to theft to get the funds necessary to purchase drugs or alcohol. In addition, family members who may be desperate to help their addicted loved one seek addiction treatment may drain much needed financial resources such as savings accounts, retirement accounts, or even mortgaged their home to raise funds required to pay for rehab.
The Benefits of Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment
For a family with a loved one struggling from substance abuse, loneliness is a common emotion. In some cases, loneliness is coupled with anger and depression. This anger can be directed at the individual struggling with addiction, but it can also be internal. Family members can be angry at themselves because they feel as though they have failed as a parent or spouse in their efforts to help their loved one defeat their addictions. Family therapy in addiction treatment helps family members find the support that is essential to understanding their loved one substance use disorder, along with easing anxiety and frustrations. When family members attend therapy or family support groups, it inevitably has a positive benefit on the family as a whole. Family therapy can help the family heal and increase the chances that their loved one will seek help for their addiction and maintain long term sobriety.
The mission of family therapy is to provide individuals and families with support and education on the disease of addiction, cross-addiction, and the impact on the family system. Our addiction and substance abuse family therapy program is designed to assess your family’s needs, educate you about chemical dependence, and offer ongoing family support during and/or after the patient’s substance abuse treatment.
The disease of addiction has significant physical, emotional, and social consequences for the individual seeking addiction treatment and for the family and significant others who have been impacted by the disease. We view the family as an essential component of a patient’s ongoing recovery program and seek to involve family members in the addiction treatment and recovery process.
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What to Expect at Evolve Indy's Family Program in Indiana
Individual addiction treatment focuses on one person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Family therapy, on the other hand, focuses on the relationships of the entire family. Family therapy aims to help understand and validate all family members’ experiences, including those of the addict, while bringing the family together and repairing strained communications. During therapy, a family therapist will explore with the family members how the cycle of substance use has impacted the family. They can also educate about substance use and support family members in reducing unhelpful behaviors such as enabling while increasing effective behaviors. Family therapy can occur in various settings, including private offices or addiction treatment centers like Evolve Indy.
Once a client is admitted to Evolve Indy, a counselor specializing in addiction and substance abuse family therapy is assigned to respond to any questions/concerns you may have. We understand this has been a very difficult and confusing time for a client’s family members. We believe our addiction family therapy will begin to answer some of the questions you have about what needs to be done by the client and family.
Our addiction family therapy program consists of:
- Family sessions (via telephone or on-campus for Indiana area residents or visitors)
- Education on the disease of addiction
- A supportive environment
- Opportunities to address questions and concerns
Evolve Indy is hands down the best treatment center out there! The staff at Evolve are amazing, dedicated and truly care about your Recovery! I would recommend this treatment facility to anyone battling alcoholism/addiction. This placed saved my life and I’m beyond grateful for every staff member at Evolve Indy!
Evolve Indy is by far the best treatment facility in America! From the top down, Evolve has some of the most amazing, dedicated, and professional men and women in the field. The team at Evolve are focused on addressing the root causes of addiction and have a team of medical staff and clinical therapists who help each individual formulate a personal plan to learn about their addiction and how to maintain long term Sobriety. I know all of this because I personally completed the program at Evolve Indy! The men and women at Evolve helped me to regain control of my life and successfully placed me on the road to Long Term Recovery! I am forever grateful for the program that this amazing facility has in place to help individuals overcome the disease of addiction! If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, I would highly recommend Evolve Indy as a solution to the problem!
Evolve Indy is an intensive outpatient care treatment facility for those that wish to recover from their addictions. The team working there was developed and form a unique group of people that have faced issues of Addiction and used programs such as are taught at Evole Indy to change their lives and live in recovery with the unique opportunity to help others find first their sobriety, then their recovery. These lessons come from a first hand personal basis from people that have lived those lives and fully understand the challenges that clients face and how to deal with them to improve their future lives. My heart goes out to the clinicians and staff at Evolve Indy that have helped me to recover from a life of addictions and to live my life now in recovery.
I don’t even know where to begin. Addiction doesn’t care what family or person it chooses to effect and it’s definitely a long and tough journey not only for the addict but also for the loved ones included. My first call was to Marty and he immediately arranged a force to go and talk to my son. Guided me in the process and made it easy during a rough time in our lives. Tyson took time away to welcome my son to the Evolve house at midnight bc it was the only flight we could get him back due to Covid and he welcomed my son and never once looked upset that it was late and helped him get set up and took time from his personal life to do that for us. Whitney whose a amazing counselor and my son loved her. There is a millions things and examples of what each of them did to help take care of my son through the process but when you walk into Evolve you feel calm, like family and mostly loved. When you meet Joe you just immediately feel his genuineness and his heart for everyone. My son loved him and his choice of music 😂 Mike Reynolds who also was amazing to my son and I can’t thank him enough. But mostly my biggest thanks and appreciation goes to Brian Kendrick. For multiple reasons, when my son left Evolve and was in sober living he still took my son under his wing and treated him like his own. When we went through relapse he contacted each of us on the daily.
The staff at evolve indy was great they actually cared they gave me tools for my recovery and showed me how to utilize them.Ive been to many recovery programs and this is the only one that has ever helped the staff there go above and beyond there amazing.
These people truly care!! If I had a loved one struggling, I would pick Evolve in a heartbeat. Quality care with genuine professionals in a luxurious setting.
I know these guys very well. When I look at treatment programs I think: Would I send a family member here? With Evolve Indy, the answer is yes. Keep up the good work guys!
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A family’s ability to play a strong and compassionate role in addiction recovery is vital for many addicts in avoiding relapse after completing addiction treatment. Without family therapy, many family members are, unfortunately, not naturally equipped to help a loved one who is struggling with addiction. Family members tend to focus their support on the individual with the addiction and often forget it is essential to support one another and practice self-care. Friends and family members often need counseling, therapy, and peer support to learn the most effective ways to cope with the emotional challenges caused by their loved one’s addiction.
At Evolve Indy, our family therapy programs in Indiana can help to bring your family back together to support your loved one on their journey to addiction treatment and sobriety. Let’s Heal Your Family, Together at Evolve Indy Today!