Addiction changes relationships. In some situations, you may not want or need to fix those relationships. You may be okay with just letting them go. That may even be in the best interest of your future. For other people, though, you want to fix things. Family treatment can provide that. This type of family therapy program allows you to learn more about your addiction, its impact on your family, and how to work through those challenges. Harmony Hills offers this type of therapy.
When Is Family Treatment Beneficial?
As noted, there are some relations in which there is no recovery or repair. Sometimes, in addiction, we do things that cannot be undone. In those cases, you need to walk away from the relationship, especially if the other person does not want to be a part of your life. That’s okay.
On the other hand, family therapy is beneficial when both parties want to improve the relationship to achieve a better outcome. Family treatment allows that to be possible. It may be best for people who have been in our lives for a long time. These are relationships close to you.
What Happens in Family Therapy?
Family treatment is not about scolding you or putting the blame on you. You do not need to hear that your addiction ruined someone’s life or expectations for you. Rather, it is a process that is meant to teach and help everyone in the group therapy program to achieve better outcomes. Some of the ways this type of treatment may help include:
- Learn how your addiction impacted others
- Allow your loved ones to learn about your addiction
- Teach family members to spot the warning signs of relapse
- Explore ways to heal a relationship
- Work through problems with a therapist
In family treatment, you’ll learn about your future with each person. You’ll develop goals to work on for yourself as well as your loved ones. You’ll also learn how to communicate, interact, and manage addiction as a family. It’s an empowering experience.
What Are the Benefits of Family Treatment to You, Personally?
When you engage with family therapy, you work to resolve many of the struggles you’ve had with your loved ones. Addiction has created breaks in relationships or challenges you need to overcome. When you fix this, you gain a sense of accomplishment. You also learn who you can depend on in your times of need.
Evidence shows that people who have a strong support system are more likely to be at a lower risk of relapse. It also indicates that you’ll have support when you are going through life stresses or periods of mental health challenges. That means you may have the ability to avoid relapse. Family support is not always available. There are times when you should not maintain those relationships. Other times, it is worth putting in the work.
It Is a Component of Your Care
Family treatment is one component of an overall care plan for addiction recovery. When you speak to our team at Harmony Hills, you will learn more about the treatment and therapies right for you. We encourage you to let us know about your family therapy needs and allow us to plan for it.
Other therapies we offer include:
- Individual therapy programs
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- 12-step program
Now Is the Best Time to Get Help at Harmony Hills
You know your relationships. Is family treatment something you want to invest in? If so, finding the right therapy for your needs is a must. Our team at Harmony Hills can offer that support to you. Learn more about family therapy by calling our professionals. Learn about the best way forward. Call 855.494.0357 today.