Rebuilding relationships after your struggles with addiction can be a difficult process. Often your addictive behaviors affect your loved ones. Because of this, your relationships may suffer greatly. Some may not be reparable. But Insight Recovery Centers offers a family therapy program that can help you gain the tools you need to assess your behaviors and learn how to reconnect with your loved ones. Your family can be your greatest support system once you are living a sober life. When you complete your rehabilitation process, you can get the help you need to maintain and grow your relationships so that they can help you, as well.
A Family Therapy Program that Can Support Your Sobriety
Undergoing therapy of many different types can help you understand and communicate your needs as you adjust to sober living. However, the addicted individual often does great harm to those around them during their addiction. If you have been struggling with addiction, your actions have likely affected your loved ones. Part of the reason for this is that you neglect other parts of your life when you nurture your addiction. Sometimes, you may even cause chaos as a way to deflect from focusing on your addictive behavior. This can tear the family unit apart. It is important to communicate clearly with your loved ones to help them understand that your sober persona will not take the same actions as your addicted persona.
Addiction and Family
Most individuals like to know that they can count on those around them to act in reliable ways. This makes it easier to connect, rely on, and communicate. However, if you have been living with the disease of addiction, you have likely engaged in some of the following behaviors:
- You are manipulating loved ones.
- You are engaging in risk-taking behaviors such as unsafe sex or illegal activities.
- Driving in an unsafe manner.
- Dishonesty involving substance use.
- You are lying about whereabouts, finances, or friendships.
- Not meeting agreed-upon goals.
- You are stealing from friends and family members.
Each behavior listed above can come with steep repercussions. Even if there was no intended harm, you could see how each of these actions might cause friends and family to sever their ties. But there is hope for rebuilding relationships after the damage has been done. With Insight Recovery Centers’ family therapy program, you can find the clarity and support to face addiction and family.
Benefits of a Family Therapy Program
Rebuilding relationships is a hard process. But it is also one that is vital to your sobriety. Keeping this in mind, a mix of personal and family therapy can help you change your responses and coping mechanisms while assessing your past and future behaviors. Addiction and family therapy can both offer many important benefits, including the following:
- Providing the space to express emotions.
- Helping you to learn about family dynamics so that you can interact more productively with your loved ones.
- Integrating models of healthful and appropriate behavior into your family.
- Reconnecting you to loved ones while incorporating the natural changes of your sobriety.
- Teaching you how to cope with new stressors in the best ways possible.
- Advising your loved ones on ways to learn more about how to support your life changes.
When you integrate personal addiction and family therapy into your treatment program, it can help you rebuild relationships. When you feel supported by your loved ones, you will have the best opportunity to thrive. When you support your loved ones, it provides an opportunity to repair your family so that everyone can thrive.
Rebuild Relationships after Addiction with Insight Recovery Centers
Rebuilding relationships can be hard to navigate, but Insight Recovery Centers can make it easier for you. Our treatment programs can help you navigate your illness and learn new tools for effectively rebuilding relationships during your recovery. Contact us at 703.592.6946 to begin reconnecting with your loved ones today. You can also complete our secure online form learn more about our family therapy program. Gain the insight you need to restore friendships, work relationships, and to strengthen your family relationships. Insight Recovery Centers can help you grow in your sobriety.