Family support can be vital to the addiction recovery process. However, because addiction has the power to tear families apart, it’s important to re-establish broken relationships. Family therapy at Crest View Recovery Center aims to help everyone involved heal.
How Family Therapy Helps Families
Family therapy at CVRC helps families in four primary ways:
- Educates family members and affected individuals about addiction
- Promotes open and honest communication
- Mends damaged relationships
- Strengthens the family dynamic
Family members may only see one side of the coin. They may see their loved one’s actions as selfish. In this case, families may not even recognize addiction as a disease. Instead, their reaction may be, “How can you do this to us?” Although tough love is a normal reaction, it can ultimately drive individuals deeper into their addiction.
The opposite can be true, as well. In some ways, families can enable their loved one’s addictive behaviors. Consistently helping in a pinch, making excuses for negative behaviors, and providing financial assistance can be all be considered enabling.
How Family Therapy Helps the Addicted Individual
Family therapy isn’t just about helping family members understand addiction. It also helps you understand how your addiction does to your family. You may not have recognized the damage you caused while you were using. This type of therapy works to break down communication barriers, and it enables those in recovery to achieve inner peace.
Other Types of Therapy at CVRC
Family therapy is just one facet of our addiction therapy options. We also offer individual therapy and group therapy to provide a solid recovery foundation. As part of our extensive Rehab Treatment program, we blend these therapies into your daily clinical care. After the initial treatment, family therapy is still available as part of our Intensive Outpatient Program.
The Best Place to Start Your Recovery
Don’t let addiction continue to divide your family. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Crest View Recovery Center can help you reestablish family and spousal relationships. Call us today at 866-327-2505.