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Family Therapy for Addiction

Family Therapy for Addiction


Why Is Family Therapy  in Addiction Recovery So Important?

Addiction is truly a ‘family disease’ because of its effect on not only the addict, but also the entire family. Although those suffering from an addiction are the ones with the disorder, family members can be just as affected and can develop subsequent effects of the disease.

Through family therapy, all members are able to be present and active throughout the process of counseling and intervention. Family therapy in addiction allows everyone the opportunity to share their own experience with the addiction of their loved one, and it opens up a line of communication that is so important to recovery. It is also common for family members to not realize the role they played in the addiction and what may not have been helpful for the person suffering from substance use disorder.


Although your family might be trying to help, having the opportunity to share with your family what might have been triggering or unhelpful throughout your addiction will help as you aim for a full and prosperous recovery. There are many circumstances in which a family member unknowingly played a negative role in the addiction, and through family therapy they can be made aware of this and make necessary changes.

Prevail Recovery Center offers family therapy for addiction recovery addiction at our drug rehab in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to ensure that our patients make a complete and long-lasting recovery. Having the family play a role in the recovery process can decrease the risk for relapse, and can help save their loved one from continued suffering. Family therapy can be one of the most important aspects to a person’s recovery, and the end result can be closer relationships, resolved conflict, and a deeper understanding of what someone might have been going through.



Benefits of Therapy for Family Members of Addicts

While individual therapy typically focuses on the thoughts, behaviors and emotions of one person, family therapy takes a deeper look into the relationships and how they may have played a role in an addiction. The goal of family therapy is to focus on family dynamics and how they may have played a part in a person’s experience with addiction, bring clarity to relationships, and to repair and foster closeness with family members.

Through our group therapy for family members of addicts, we offer our sessions to explore how substance use may be embedded in a cycle of interaction with the family. Family therapy can also offer additional education on substance use disorder for the whole family, contributing a layer of additional support throughout the road to recovery and long after. Involving family and loved ones in the process allows for them to gain a deeper understanding of what you are going through, how they play a role, and how they can be helpful and instrumental in helping you recover and stay sober long-term.

Additionally, addiction can be an extremely isolating experience, especially if addiction is not something those around you have experience with. Although addiction can be genetic, there are plenty of times where some members of the family do not have the same experience as another person of the family might be having; therefore, giving family members the opportunity to share in the experience adds a layer of support and understanding to the recovery process.

Other benefits of family therapy in addiction include offering a loved one a high level of appropriate support throughout and after treatment, helping keep your loved one engaged and motivated during treatment, learning more about addiction, addiction treatment, and how to help a loved one remain sober after treatment. Also, easing feelings of anger, stress, or confusion that may exist, offering family the opportunity to voice feelings, concerns, and ask questions they may not feel safe asking elsewhere, the opportunity to develop skills and strategies to help a loved one stay on the right path, and the improvement of communication skills.

Through family therapy for addiction recovery, Prevail Recovery Center gives families the opportunity to connect with family members in a way they may not have been able to on their own. At Prevail, we also do believe that each person has their own experience with addiction, and therefore their own needs when it comes to treatment. Some patients may not want their families involved, but for those who are open to it, family therapy is highly encouraged.



Our Family Therapy  for Addiction Program

Prevail Recovery Center is a boutique treatment facility that offers family therapy addiction recovery options for patients suffering from substance use disorder. Our staff is dedicated to offering patients various forms of therapy to encourage a well-rounded, long-lasting recovery.

Family therapy for addiction introduces new ways of relating to family members utilizing methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), journaling, communication techniques, letter writing, role-playing, open emotional expression, step-by-step methods for improving relationships, holistic care to support growth, increased family connection and restructuring of family dynamics.

At Prevail Recovery Center, we believe in a holistic approach to treatment, helping a person recover through their mind, body, and spirit. We offer various forms of therapy, recovery techniques, and relationship counseling that will contribute to a lasting, meaningful recovery. Family therapy for addiction adds another layer to recovery through getting those around you involved in your recovery process. Having a support system that understands what you may have been going through on a deeper level is elemental to recovering from an addiction to a substance or behavior.

Family dynamics are complicated and completely vary based on a person’s situation; however, there are proven techniques that work to improve the way families interact, communicate with one another, and how family can add value to each other’s lives and play a more centralized role in helping their loved one maintain sobriety over time. Our goal is to create a more open environment for our patients to be able to communicate their struggles with their family members, grow and improve the relationship between family members, and to offer advice on how they could help in the recovery process.

Recovering from an addiction does not stop when you leave rehab. Addiction is a life-long battle that takes a lot of work and support from the people you surround yourself with. We offer family therapy for addiction at our addiction treatment center in South Florida as an added layer of support for our patients so they can transition back to their normal lives more seamlessly.

Our family therapy for addiction program is headed by a team of committed and understanding psychologists, therapists, and counselors who specialize in comprehensive treatment and time-proven techniques to support our patients as they recover from their addictions. Our vision is to provide patients with the care they need to live complete and focused lives alongside supportive family and friends who can serve as an added layer of support as time goes on. We believe in treating our patients through the mind, body, and spirit with various treatment and recovery program options that are individually tailored to meet each patient’s personal needs. We focus on mild to severe cases, and we offer guided care to our patients throughout the recovery process so they can go on to lead fulfilling, addiction-free lives.


Introduction to FamilyTherapy in Addiction

Addiction, or substance use disorder, is a disease that affects not only a person and their physical and psychological well-being, but it also affects the people they surround themselves with. Loved ones, family, and close friends can be deeply affected by a person’s relationship with addiction, and they can also play a major role in the recovery process.

Some common signs of addiction include increased tolerance to a substance, continued, uncontrolled use of the substance, body shakes, depression, excessive sweating, or headaches when you stop taking the substance, loss of interest in activities, falling behind in school or work, stealing or borrowing money, change in sleeping habits, change in appearance and hygiene, and distancing yourself from family or friends. Therefore, there are many cases where a person’s family and/or close friends are the people who recognize that you have an addiction problem.

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