During active addiction, many individuals struggle with relationships, their responsibilities, and their overall health. Sometimes families have torn apart because of the actions, inactions, emotions, and statements made during addiction. When you step into therapy, family support becomes important to long-term recovery. Moving from a difficult period of addiction towards healing requires the use of family therapy. It’s worth the work that goes into it. Our team at Georgia Addiction Treatment Center provides you with the tools to heal, including family and group therapy.
Why Does Family Support Matter?
During your time in drug and alcohol addiction treatment, you’ll spend a lot of time working on yourself. That includes working through past trauma, stress, triggers, and negative thoughts. You’ll learn about mental health issues and how to manage emotions. Yet, the minute you step back out into the world and back into your life, you might be tempted to use again. Family support is invaluable during the transition back into everyday life and beyond.
When you have family support, you may gain some key benefits, such as:
- Support to remain sober and avoid relapse
- People who can listen to you discuss your challenges in recovery
- Help when you are facing difficult thoughts
- Guidance when you don’t know what’s wrong or you’re scared
- Someone who can get you help when you need it most
How do you go from having a family that doesn’t understand addiction to one that can support you in recovery? Family therapy is one of the best tools at your disposal to repair relationships.
What Happens in Family Therapy?
Family therapy, along with group therapy and individual therapy, can be very important in recovery. During these sessions, you and your family will work together in resolving unspoken and spoken thoughts and feelings. You’ll initially learn how to communicate and express concern. This is not the place for blame or hate. Rather, it’s about forgiveness and moving on.
During family therapy, your therapist will also provide information and support to your family about your addiction. They will learn what you can control and what you cannot. They will also learn how to support you through this healing process. Many times, they will be capable of spotting cravings and the risk for relapse quickly so they can act to get you the help you need. A component of family support is providing your loved ones with the information and training they need to be able to help you.
With this type of family therapy and support, you’ll be able to get back into your life with a bit more confidence. You know you have someone there to help you who understands your addiction. You also know there is someone that can get you help from your therapist when you need it and cannot do so for yourself.
Family Therapy Is Part of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
Building this type of family support is just one of the ways you can rebuild your life during treatment. Group therapy is another component of this, as is individual therapy, evidence-based therapy, and holistic care.
Learn more about the programs offered at Georgia Addiction Treatment Center and how they can help you:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy program
- Group therapy program
Are You Ready to Get Help? Call Georgia Addiction Treatment Center Now
Family support is one of the most important tools you have once you start on addiction recovery. It’s just one of the tools you need to thrive. At Georgia Addiction Treatment Center, our experienced and trusted therapists will help you embrace therapies right for you, including family therapy and group therapy. These programs, among others, can give you the best chance at long-term recovery. Are you ready to get started? Call 833.641.0661 or connect with us online today.