Drugs and alcohol do more than damaging the person who abuses substances and develops an addiction. Relationships with family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues are often damaged by the cycle of abuse. Depending on a client’s life circumstances, learning how to repair these relationships can be an integral part of rehab.
At Fresh Start Recovery Center, we know it can be difficult to face the facts. Learning how to move beyond a loved one’s drug or alcohol use is an important part of the recovery process. Regaining trust and mending damaged relationships can help you learn what matters in life and help you establish a safety net that is essential to preventing relapse. In our Family Therapy Program, clients and their families work together to learn methods that can help a person in recovery by repairing relationships. Reach out to us today online or at 833.625.0398 for more information about our family therapy program.
Benefits of Family Support for Lasting Recovery
Evidence suggests that people with adequate family support are far more likely to stop abusing substances, remain in treatment, and avoid relapse. It’s essential to keep in mind that this is true for families as well as couples without children. Studies have shown that couples who go to therapy for addiction learn communication methods that improve their ability to engage with others in healthy ways.
Types of Family Therapy
There is a wide range of family therapy modalities and methods. Some are more prominent than others for reasons that depend on efficacy and individual preferences. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, your medical team will work with you and your family to decide the best treatment styles based on your particular life circumstances.
Types of family therapy include:
- Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) – BCT is designed for couples where one partner is struggling with a substance use disorder. The other half of the couple can help reward abstinence through a Recovery Contract. Communication training is used to help improve understanding of the situation, the core issues that led to substance abuse, and factors that can help improve the ability to remain sober.
- Family behavior therapy (FBT) – Family behavior therapy is designed for adolescents and adults. In this model, clients help decide on therapy options. Education is a key to improving the home environment and giving families the tools they need to work together to avoid triggers and relapse.
Additional Options for Family-Based Solutions
There are many subsets of family behavior therapy. These include methods such as brief strategic family therapy (BSFT), in which families help manage young adults with substance abuse disorders. This is based on the understanding that unhealthy family dynamics can lead to problematic behaviors, including substance abuse.
In functional family therapy (FTT), families work to solve problematic behaviors in the household and family network that can lead to problematic behaviors.
Emphasis is placed on:
- Conflict resolution
- Parenting skills
- Behavioral contracts
Solution-focused therapy can be an option for those struggling with co-occurring disorders. This model is designed to help those struggling with addiction and their mental health. Dual diagnosis is common for those with substance abuse disorders. Receiving a proper diagnosis is essential.
In a high-quality rehab program, clients are assessed to determine if they have underlying mental health issues that have led to substance abuse and addiction. Co-occurring disorders require additional medical interventions.
Contact Fresh Start Recovery Center to Learn More About Family Support
Reach out to our professionals at Fresh Start Recovery Center today to learn more about the importance of family interventions. Those with substance abuse disorders need a safety net to avoid relapse and maintain lasting recovery. Family is often a crucial resource on this life-changing journey. To learn more about how family therapy can help play a role in your rehab treatment plan, reach out to Fresh Start Recovery Center online today or at 833.625.0398 to speak with a trained representative.