While the battle with addiction is a very exhausting and hard challenge, it’s much easier to go through if you have caring people by your side. In fact, some of the recently conducted studies have shown that behavioral treatments that include one’s family, work much better in comparison to individual treatments. Furthermore, family therapy coupled with individual treatment is a perfect recipe for reducing relapse rates, stress, and psychiatric symptoms.
On top of that, one’s addiction can jeopardize the integrity of the whole family. It is well-known that most family members develop unhealthy coping mechanisms in order to keep the family together and maintain a functional balance within the family. In other words, your addiction is not solely your problem, but rather a problem of the whole family.
The question is – what can you do about it? We at Fountain Hills Recovery are more than willing to tackle the predicament and help you overcome addiction without you jeopardizing the integrity and relationships inside your family.
Addiction is Often a Family Disease
Many people tend to live in absolute denial when it comes to recognizing the sheer impact of one’s substance abuse on the whole family. Addiction often puts the entire family under massive stress and constant fear of unknown. However, the good news is that it’s a solvable predicament, but the bad news is that you have to make the first step, which can sometimes be quite hard.
The most important thing about family therapy is the sheer impact of group therapy on one’s mindset. It is much easier to cope with particular issues when you have a group of people patting your back rather than fighting your battles alone.
Here are some other benefits of family therapy:
- Keeps your loved ones engaged and motivated
- Allows family members to state their opinion and feelings
- Significantly improves communication skills within the family
- Allows family members to ask questions they otherwise wouldn’t have
- Alleviates built-up stress, confusion, fear, and even depression
- It’s a long-term process and can yield incredible results
Don’t hesitate to give us a call and put an end to your addiction and bad habits. If you have a caring family and are starting to realize that it could fall apart due to your substance abuse, give us a call and let us help you before it becomes an insurmountable predicament.