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.
Here at Evolve Indy, we take a unique approach to drug & alcohol addiction treatment in Indiana and focus on healing the entire family unit. Get in touch with our program today to learn more about how we can help.
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
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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!