A person with a drug or alcohol addiction often focuses primarily on themselves and their own needs. A big part of that is the drug’s control over the function of their brain. This control often leads to damage to family relationships, work and home responsibilities, and life in general. If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, family counseling services may be a big part of the recovery effort. This treatment, along with group therapy and individual counseling sessions, can help them overcome all of the damage addiction creates. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, you can expect outstanding support. To learn about the services available, please contact us today at 866.516.8356.
When Are Family Counseling Services Beneficial?
Many people with addiction will face family-related turmoil. They may have had more than one run-in with family who wanted to help. Some people would like to stop using substances and promise to do so but fail at it, disappointing family in the process. Other times, theft, abusive behavior, and lying interfere with relationships. While it is possible to say that drug addiction and dependence lead to these outcomes, that’s not making those behaviors okay. The goal of family counseling services is to help families come back together.
Family Therapy Is Not About Blame
When a person works with family counseling services, the goal is never to blame or fight over what happened or why. Instead, family therapy can provide a path to moving forward. Some of the core components of this component of addiction therapy may include:
- Learning about addiction and the damage it creates to communication and relationships
- Discussing the pain caused by the addictive behavior and why that matters to you
- Educating family members on the specific role they will play in the recovery process or if they may not want to be a part of the process at all
- Exploring the family dynamic to uncover past pain or trauma that could have been a component of the addiction
- Working through mental health disorders present
In addition to this type of group therapy, which is often available for close family members, each family member may also want to attend their own individual therapy sessions. That’s because addiction does not just impact the person who is using substances. It also affects every family member in various ways. Working through those mental health disorders and conflicts is critical to building a stronger, healthier future.
Call Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston Today
If you are close to a loved one with addiction, Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston may provide access to group therapy and family therapy programs meant to help you heal as well as to teach you how to support your loved one. During the initial steps of detox and residential treatment, family therapy is not always at the forefront. There is a lot of work to do before this. However, over time, bringing the family in to work on problems and build a strong foundation for healing becomes critical.
If your loved one is using now and you know he or she needs help, encourage that person to contact us to learn more about each one of our therapy programs and detox programs, including:
- Men’s detox program
- Women’s detox program
- Residential detox programs
- Dual diagnosis treatment programs
- Medical detox programs
Take the time to invest in your health and your family relationships. Family counseling services can help to make that possible. At Serenity House Detox & Recovery Houston, our team offers the tools and resources to support you as you start working towards reclaiming your life and rebuilding your future. Learn more when you call us at 866.516.8356 or connect with our team online.