Why Enroll in a Professional Family Support Program If Family Has Been Unable to Help in the Past?
Undoubtedly, if you have a family member struggling with substance use disorder, you have watched them suffer and possibly experienced adverse consequences. You may have tried to genuinely help your loved one, but with little lasting success.
You must remember that you are not a trained professional. You did not cause your loved one’s addiction, which is why you cannot cure it. Like a sprained ankle or a fractured arm that needs surgery, you bring your loved one to the family physician or the emergency room and allow the professionals to help them. The same applies to a family member struggling with drugs, alcohol, or both.
Clear Steps Recovery has a team of professionals that you can trust. We offer a comprehensive family support program to help families through the difficult process of addiction treatment. Our program includes individual and family therapy, as well as support groups. We believe that families are an integral part of the recovery process, and we are committed to helping you every step of the way.
Family Is an Integral Part of Treatment and Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Addictions significantly impact families, and family involvement in treatment can reduce harm and improve treatment entry, treatment completion, and treatment outcomes for the individual coping with an addiction.
At Clear Steps Recovery, family members are an essential extension of our treatment team. However, we also know that it’s not just the suffering family member that needs help. Many family members feel like they have become lost, overwhelmed, or disillusioned. They have suffered from sleepless nights, “close calls,” and traumatic events that seemingly have changed their lives forever. Common statements from family members include:
- “When or how will I trust again?”
- “She was not raised like this.”
- “What boundaries and parameters do I set without causing him to relapse?”
Do not be discouraged. Addiction is a mental illness. Everyone’s story may differ in the details, but the feelings and aftereffects are the same. We will shed new light on subjects that seem very dark. We will work with your individual needs as a family unit and educate you on how the human operating system works, allowing clarity and your personal wisdom to shine through.