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Family Support and Relationship Repair
Addiction is a family affliction. Although the addict is solely responsible for his past behavior successful long term recovery is directly dependent on the ability to repair and rebuild the relationships once so dear to all involved. The family is the support group for the future and relationship repair should be a central focus in any treatment. Most addicts haven't the ability to effectively begin this process and will need guidance and methodology to insure lasting success.
Length of Stay
There are direct correlations to length of stay in treatment and long term sobriety. The chances of an addict achieving sobriety and maintaining a lifestyle to support sobriety greatly increase when long term inpatient care is the treatment of choice. Most addictions are not born overnight. They develop over years into patterns of behavior. These patterns must be broken. This coupled with treating the bio-physical aspects of addiction and the emotional aspects of addiction take time.
Intervention, Drug Treatment Centers, Alcohol Rehab Programs, and Interventionists
A family Intervention or drug and alcohol interventionist's job is to break down denial. Denial is a very strong defense mechanism used by addicts that enables them to justify continuing their destructive behavior. Often they blame their usage on family members, jobs, and stress, anything that allows them not to accept responsibility for their addiction and continue the substance abuse. Breaking through these barriers and gaining commitment to receive effective care is essential to begin healing, and this is the job of the interventionist and professional drug and alcohol intervention.
The Family Program at the Recovery Center is designed to educate family members about the disease of chemical dependency and to help them recognize how living with the disease has changed them. Just as the reality of the alcoholic becomes distorted through denial and rationalization about his or her addiction, families of an alcoholic/addict also suffer from denial or lack of insight.
There is Help and Recovery to get the Family reunited and functional again. Please call if you or a loved one is suffering.