While suffering through your addiction, you have likely created a long trail of collateral damage. Most likely, a big part of that trail is the relationships you have damaged or lost. The thing to remember is nothing has to be permanent. If you have the proper focus, then you can start rebuilding relationships in recovery. It’s not going to be easy, but the end reward will be addiction recovery with the continuing love and support from the people most important in your life.
The Process of Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery
There’s really no point in you dwelling on the relationships you have harmed while abusing drugs. If there are relationships you can reclaim, and there will be, then you need to position yourself to do just that.
As part of our treatment process at Crestview Recovery Center in North Carolina, we place a lot of emphasis on family therapy. Over time, we have discovered that bringing family and friends together to address issues and set boundaries going forward is essential. It’s important to you, the client because these are the people you are going to need for support resources in the future.
It should also be relevant to your loved ones because they will get the opportunity to learn. The will get the opportunity to learn the truth about your addiction and how they can provide with love and support going forward. For some of your loved ones, the enablers, the family counselor will direct the therapy towards teaching them how harmful enabling can be. They will also get an opportunity to address a few of their own issues.
In the end, the time you spend reconnecting with your family is going to give you strength. It’s the strength you will need to stave off relapses and also to ensure you have a lasting recovery.
Other Aspects of Treatment
Rebuilding relationships in recovery is but one aspect of substance abuse counseling. A majority of your time in treatment is going to focus on teaching you the truth about your addiction. It’s true some counselors don’t believe doing so is necessary. However, it’s difficult to solve problems if you don’t know which issues you are trying to solve.
The best you can hope for from therapy is a clear understanding of why you feel the need to medicate yourself. What are you hiding from or trying to escape? If you can truly identify such issues, then it’s easier to develop the coping skills you will need to combat those issues. At the end of the day, a relapse-free life is what you really want and need.
Treatment Offerings at Crestview Recovery Center
At all three of our locations, we place a lot of emphasis on holistic healing. We believe each client needs to feel better on the inside and outside for a full recovery. That’s exactly what we have to offer through our use of evidence based therapies and holistic treatment options. Here’s an example of the treatment options we can customize for your benefit:
- Inpatient treatment programs – gender-specific
- Outpatient and intensive outpatient care
- Trauma treatment
- Dual diagnosis treatment if addiction is the primary condition
- Holistic options like acupuncture, yoga, meditation, nutrition counseling, and recreational therapy
It’s understandable if your relationships with family and friends are in a state of damage. Addiction does that. At Crestview Recovery Center, we can offer you a viable option for rebuilding relationships in recovery. It’s not something you should ignore. For more information about our addiction services, we encourage you to call us at 866.327.2505.