Addiction is a complex disease. While it impacts men and women individually, it can also play a role in many of the relationships we have. How has your relationship with your family changed as a result of addiction? A family therapy program may provide a bit of help in restoring and changing those relationships for the better. At Insight Recovery Centers, this is one of the addiction therapy options we may provide to you.
What Is Family Therapy?
The goal of family therapy is to help people to come together to battle addiction as a whole. There are a lot of things that can happen during a family therapy program. At the heart of the process is healing. Depending on your situation, we may help you through the difficulties you are facing. This may include:
- Improving communication
- Stopping the blaming process
- Opening up about past trauma
- Overcoming difficult personalities
- Determining which relationships can be salvaged
- Removing toxic relationships from your life
In addiction therapy, the goal is to give you the tools to heal and overcome your addiction long-term. That’s why a family therapy program is so important.
What Happens in a Family Therapy Program?
Every situation is a bit different. However, our goal is to deal with what’s happening on an intimate level within the program. This may include a few different things, such as:
- Teaching Family How to Manage Your Addiction: One of the most important family therapy components is helping loved ones know how to help you once you leave therapy. This includes how to help you stay on track, minimize any enabling, and know when to get your help.
- Working Through Family Conflicts: The family therapy process is not about blame. In many ways, blaming each other for what happened does not heal anything. However, it is important to work through the conflicts causing complications for each member of the family. That’s something we can do with you.
- Improving Communication Across the Board: When stress occurs in a family unit, every member of the family has to be able to and willing to communicate about what’s happening. This can often play a big role in improving your health and minimizing future triggers for addiction use.
- Address Triggers and How to Minimize Them: During family therapy, your loved ones will learn about your triggers, or the things most likely to cause you to use again. Then, they will learn how they can help you minimize exposure to them. It’s your job to manage this, but they can help.
- Explaining Treatment and Therapies: In some situations, we also need to teach your family members about addiction therapy, including how it works and how you can better manage it. There’s no doubt this can be an exciting experience of healing, but you need to maintain that long term with help.
Where Does Your Addiction Therapy Start?
When you are ready to embrace addiction therapy, but you are unsure where to start or what to expect, it’s best to reach out to a team that’s here for you. At Insight Recovery Centers, we offer a wide range of treatment options designed to support you in the process of healing. We encourage you to learn more about our programs, including:
- Outpatient addiction treatment center
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Outpatient alcohol addiction treatment program
- Outpatient substance abuse treatment
Embrace the Care You Need at Insight Recovery Centers
When it comes to family therapy, know that you don’t have to go through this process alone. Our team at Insight Recovery Centers can help you to find a way to overcome the challenges you’re facing. Addiction therapy is meant to be healing. We’ll be there to support you. To get started, reach out to us online now or call 703.592.6946 for an appointment.