Addiction is not one person’s disease or problem. Instead, addiction affects your entire family. If you gain help for your addiction, alone, this leaves other family members vulnerable to their own trauma and potential substance abuse problems. This is why you need family counseling services in your rehab treatment.
Family members sometimes unknowingly contribute to addiction, even helping to keep loved ones stuck in substance abuse. For example, enabling and codependency present very real problems, to just name a few. So this family disease of addiction requires family counseling services at its very roots, to prevent those roots from taking hold again.
What Are Family Counseling Services?
Family counseling services, also called family therapy, include a range of treatment styles targeting your family group. Instead of pointing fingers at you and problems you “cause,” family therapy treats everyone for better health as a unit and individuals. You still maintain accountability in this therapy, but so do other members of the family.
Recent studies show that the best results of rehab treatment come from people with family involvement in their recovery. Due to this, you see a shift in how rehab takes place, with more family counseling services in various types of programs. This differs from the past, during which rehab treatment isolated you from the world and treated you only as an individual with your own problem.
This past way of treating only the individual meant you returned home to the same family problems after rehab. Problems left active included enabling, codependency, denial and mistrust. The family also continued in lack of understanding about substance abuse, other family members’ substance abuse problems, and other environmental issues.
Through family counseling services you gain better potential for recovery at a lower cost, too. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends family counseling as part of any substance abuse treatment.
Do you need family counseling and other family services?
When it comes to addiction and your family future, getting the right help is very important. These addiction and family therapy services include a range of methods according to your chosen rehab and your own treatment plan. But you can be sure you need addiction and family therapy at the same time if you meet certain criteria. These criteria include:
- A family member refuses sobriety
- Family members suffer mental and physical impact after one person’s addiction
- The family needs an understanding of how to best respond to substance abuse
- Past rehab treatment has failed
- Addiction has roots in the family’s problems
Even when one or more members of the family believe they do not need relationship counseling, this important therapy still provides other family members with benefits. However, for the best outcome, this counseling must take place along with other rehab treatment. The person with substance abuse problems needs individual therapy, group therapy, and other programs.
Since today’s families include both blood relatives and very close friends, your definition of family does not matter. Anyone you choose to include in your family benefits from these counseling services.
Family Treatment Services at Melrose Recovery Group in Los Angeles
Melrose Recovery Group in Los Angeles provides treatment for your whole family in a unified approach to lasting wellness. This family therapy works well alongside other treatment methods and approaches, including:
- Drug detox and inpatient rehab
- Art, music, fitness, and nutrition therapy
- Experiential and evidence based therapies
- 30-day Suboxone maintenance and tapering
- Programs for 18 to 30-year-olds
Start rebuilding your whole family’s future together at Melrose Recovery Group in Los Angeles through family counseling services. Call Melrose Recovery Group now at 866-271-3438.