When you and your family work together as a team, your recovery grows even stronger.
When someone in your family is struggling with addiction, you know their substance use affects more than just them; it spreads to everyone they interact with, including friends and colleagues, sometimes even strangers. But often the most dramatically affected by a loved one’s addiction are the members of his or her family.
The feelings that accompany a family member’s substance use are especially difficult. That’s where family therapy can be especially helpful. Even if you feel angry, guilty or hopeless, family therapy can provide a healthy and productive outlet for those emotions. And it can provide solutions, so you don’t have to feel “stuck” in existing patterns of behavior.
As a family member, you offer one of the most important sources of support to your loved ones as they undergo their recovery journey. And through therapy at Hope Canyon, you can learn how to demonstrate your support while healing from the damage that addiction has wrought on the family unit.
Family therapy is a brave and compassionate choice. By choosing to work together as a unit, you and your family will learn how to communicate in healthier ways, and engage more positively — even when you face challenges.
It’s important to remember that addiction doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Usually, it’s a much more nuanced situation than people realize — often fueled by trauma or co-occurring mental health problems. At our addiction recovery center in San Diego, your family will have an opportunity to explore those root causes of substance abuse, which in turn encourages the entire family unit to begin a journey of recovery together.
Our behavioral health specialists are trained in locating opportunities to help the family system function better. As challenging as this work is, it’s also deeply rewarding. When the family accepts change and lets go of maladaptive patterns, the result is greater trust, deeper responsibility, and more open communication.
The challenges your family is facing aren’t likely to be resolved in a session or two. It will take time and understanding. But when you and other members of the family work together, you can support one another and create a system that encourages health and harmony. If you and your family are ready to do the work, we’re ready to help you heal. Get in touch with Hope Canyon today, and we’ll get started.