Families in Recovery
At 449 Recovery we believe that drug and alcohol addiction affects the entire family as a unit. Families can come to 449 Recovery with the desire to fix a loved one, however, they leave with the family unit intact. Successful healing and recovery requires more than just treatment and education for the addicted person. Research and experience tells us that the more involved the family members are in the recovery of a loved one, the more significant and long-lasting the recovery shall be. Our family program focuses on educating, empowering and supporting families who are involved in the process. It is important for the addict to admit to their problems and make reconciliation through recovery their goal. We also believe that it is equally important for the addict to rebuild their relationships with their support system. This often means reestablishing a strong root within the family.
There will be times when the addict refuses to participate in any treatment program at all. Even during these difficult times it is important for the family to remain as a unit. Our counseling programs are open to families even if the primary substance abuser refuses to join a recovery program immediately. We are here for you to help you learn about how to handle your situation with your loved one and further promote the chances of them agreeing to receive help. Our program consists of family counseling on a one on one basis as well as group therapy sessions. These types of groups allow participants to share openly and honestly with one another. The sessions allow the family members to voice their concerns, opinions, emotions and thoughts in a group or a private environment and learn from each other’s experiences and become educated on a new level and from a new perspective.
Here at 449 Recovery the goals of our Family Program are to:
- Learn about addiction as a disease concept
- Identify family roles in addiction
- Recognize and prevent enabling addictive behaviors
- Remove past denial, shame, guilt and fear
- Define and conceptualize codependence
- Practice healthy methods of conflict resolution
- Establish healthy boundary systems
- Create a relapse prevention plan
- Practice Al-Anon recovery principles
- Promote ongoing recovery and healing
In our family program, family members receive information about the process of recovery embodied in the 12-step Al-Anon program. We encourage our family members to attend Al-Anon meetings and learn how the 12-steps provide a path for personal recovery. Furthermore, we encourage our members to partake in the 449 plan itself as an additional solution to help bridge the gap between the substance abuser and the family.
If your family is suffering from an addiction problem as a result of a family member, the time to get help is now. Contact our offices for a free consultation as to how we can help you, your family and your loved one who is struggling with addiction. Setting an appointment to join one of our groups may be the best thing that ever happened to you.