The Importance of Family Support
At Alina Lodge, we understand that when a loved one is suffering from an addiction or a mental illness, family members can find themselves at a loss for direction. It’s not uncommon for families to feel overwhelmed with making decisions. Finding the right kind of help for their loved one can also be stressful. At Alina Lodge, our family therapy program can help family members find guidance, hope, and peace.
What to Expect in Family Therapy
Addiction is often referred to as a family disease. Substance use issues can impact every member of your family. If your loved one is struggling with addiction, you may have taken steps to try to get them to stop using drugs and alcohol. However, these attempts are not always successful, which can leave family members feeling hopeless. On the other hand, in an attempt to help a loved one that is struggling with addiction, family members might enable the destructive behavior instead.
Addiction can also cause conflict among family members. Strong emotions like anger and disappointment are not uncommon. In order to heal from the damage that addiction has caused, we recommend that our students and their loved ones participate in family therapy sessions.
Our family therapy program provides a safe place for loved ones to work through conflicts that may be related to addiction. In addition, the loved ones of an individual struggling with addiction can learn how to support them in a healthy, non-enabling way.
During sessions with a therapist, family members will discuss challenges they have faced in the past and how they can approach obstacles or conflicts in the future. The therapist might ask questions or guide the conversation, but these sessions are an opportunity for family members to share how they’ve been impacted by addiction and how they want to see their relationships grow.
Benefits of Family Therapy
Why do we offer family therapy? Family therapy programs offer a wide variety of benefits. They can help family members support their loved ones without enabling destructive behaviors. They can also promote effective communication skills. Other advantages to family involvement in addiction treatment programs include:
- Helping to hold each family member accountable for their actions
- Discovering and discontinuing behaviors that trigger self-medication
- Bringing structure to the family unit
- Changing destructive family patterns
- Providing a safe, neutral place for communication to happen
Family therapy is just one tool that we use in our treatment programs. Family therapy complements individual and group therapy sessions. It can help our students become the healthiest versions of themselves and can promote long-term recovery.
At Alina Lodge, we’ll help your whole family heal from the effects of addiction. Lasting recovery is possible–begin the process today.
Mental Health Treatment Services at Alina Lodge
In addition to our family support program, Alina Lodge offers an array of mental health treatment services to help people struggling with mental health disorders and substance use disorders.
In addition to our family therapy program, we also provide:
- MBRP therapy program
- Grief therapy program
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy program
- EMDR therapy
Our wide range of therapy programs allows us to customize treatment for the needs of each individual. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy, so we want to ensure that you receive the support you need.
Healing Starts with Family Support at Alina Lodge
If you or a loved one struggles with addiction and family relationships have been damaged, we can help. The Alina Lodge team helps you to repair relationships with loved ones so that they can be allies in your recovery. Contact us today by calling 833.685.1700, and we will help you begin the healing process.
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