When you’re suffering from addiction, family relationships can be tricky. You may have family members who will be excited to be a part of your treatment, and you may have others who try to ignore the fact that you’re struggling or who aren’t interested in helping until you’ve proven that you’re getting clean for good.
No matter what level of family support in an addiction treatment program you expect, at Harmony Hills, we’ll work with them to help create the strong support network that you need to get well. Our trained counselors know that family relationships can be hard, and our family therapy program helps you repair broken ties and move forward with trusting loving, and mutually beneficial relationships.
Getting Family Support In Addiction Treatment
When you enter treatment, you want to know that the people you love are behind you and supporting your efforts. Getting family support in addiction treatment can be a process, and our family and individual therapy program will help.
In the meantime, check out these strategies that can help build trust and give you the family support in substance abuse treatment that will help with your recovery efforts:
- Start a brutal honesty policy: Many people who struggle with addiction find that lies – even small ones – seriously damage familial relationships. Start a policy of brutal honesty, even when it’s hard. Your relationships will improve. Also, your stress levels will begin to dip as you no longer have to keep track of lies.
- Walk the walk: If you’re ready to put in the work to get clean and you’ve told your family that you’re ready for recovery, you can’t just talk the talk – you need to walk the walk. If you’re not already in a recovery program, this is the time to start. Talk to your family about how vital their support is as a part of your wellness journey, and show them that you’re taking the process seriously, one decision at a time.
- Get real about triggers: Triggers are often linked to parts of your life that you enjoy, such as spending time with certain people, visiting certain places, even eating certain foods. It can be hard to cut triggers out of your life and/or change how you respond to them. Working through your triggers with a therapist and changing your habits can make a huge difference in your family, believing that you’re working hard to get clean.
- Provide action steps: You want your family to support you, but they may not know what that means. Talk to your family about how they can be there for you. This could mean asking them to attend therapy appointments with you, helping you research recovery centers, keeping you accountable for healthy behaviors, exercising with you to de-stress, and more. Involving your family members in your recovery can go a long way in rebuilding relationships that have been harmed by substance use disorder.
We’re Here For You
At Harmony Hills, we know how tough it can be to reach out for help when you’re struggling with addiction. You may feel like there’s no way out or that you’re beyond help. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you give us a call at 855.494.0357, you’ll get to talk with one of our caring staff members about our treatment options, and you’ll feel comfortable as you explore the different choices that will help you work toward wellness. We believe in your ability to heal, and we’re excited to get to know you and be a part of your success. You don’t have to live like this for one more minute. Reach out today to learn more about how we’ll help you gain sobriety.