Addiction is a disease that affects not only the person suffering but also their family. At Anaheim Lighthouse, we offer drug addiction treatment for both the addict and their family in order to help them overcome this disease together. Our overall goal in drug addiction treatment is to move past the devastation and chaos that addiction has caused and help create a unified outcome for the entire family.
We have programs designed specifically for families who are looking for a comprehensive approach to recovery. We help families learn about the different aspects of addiction so they can better support their loved one during recovery. And because we understand how important communication skills are in maintaining healthy relationships, we provide education on relapse prevention as well as counseling sessions where you can express yourself effectively. Whether your loved one is just starting their recovery journey or has been sober for years, our program will provide the tools necessary to keep healthy relationships alive long after treatment ends.
A family member’s addiction is heartbreaking and exhausting for everyone involved. We believe that involving the family members is one way to give a boost to relapse prevention. But we also recognize that family members also need corresponding guidance and support. Our support for families of addicts may even start before the addict actually enters treatment.
In many cases, our family intervention services succeed in convincing the addicts to seek help. Our professionally trained intervention specialists work with the family in the way to confront the addict with feelings and facts but not with accusation. If formal intervention convinces the loved one to seek help, the first step will be treatment in our drug detox center.
This period of detox differs, depending on many factors. In some cases, we serve our clients most effectively in our dual diagnosis treatment center, which specializes in creating the best plan for someone with mental illness in addition to addiction. Once the proper placement has been determined, we work with clients in choosing the most opportune ways to begin family therapy.
The level of participation in support for families varies from client to client, depending on circumstances. We provide meeting schedules of Al-Anon meetings for all families and stress the importance of continued education of the disease after discharge.
We can receive no higher recognition and appreciation for our clients to share their testimony about our support groups for families of addicts. In the words of one of our program graduates,
“I was lost, scared, alone, selfish and full of pride. The only tool in my toolbox was a hammer in which I destroyed my relationship with my family, friends and myself. Now, I have tools that help me fix, rather than constantly seeking a fix.”
A healing process occurs when our therapists work individually and in groups. We can help families find boundaries to support addiction recovery, as well as teach them how to reach their goals of restoring harmony in their relationships.
Even in cases where families live a great distance from our facility or have circumstances that limit their time, we reach out by having sessions by phone. We know how important it is to maintain healthy relationships to prevent relapse and regain sobriety once more. The responsibility of staying sober belongs solely on one’s own shoulders, but being supported by an encouraging family system helps gain support along the way.
Get in touch with our Southern California drug and alcohol rehab directly. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call us at (877) 959-5909.
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