The Impact of Substance Abuse on Families
Substance abuse negatively impacts the abuser’s entire family, and treatment should include the family as well. In fact, without involving the family in treatment goals and expectations, an individual’s post-treatment recovery can be sabotaged by the re-enactment of dysfunctional family roles and behaviors that may have enabled and driven their prior substance abuse. By working with families during and after treatment, family programs can become a supportive resource that helps keep those in recovery on a positive path.
Family Programs at Seaside Palm Beach
At Seaside Palm Beach, our family programs are designed to educate the people closest to our patients about the disease of addiction and the road to recovery. We offer these programs to families of current and former patients to allow them to grow and heal together with their loved ones. It is difficult, if not impossible, for a person to recover from addiction without the help and support of their family, so we make every effort to include family members in the recovery process.
Group family meetings, along with the Family Addiction Education and Support Groups, give recovering addicts and their families a chance to repair the bonds that were damaged by addiction – and build new, positive relationships that enhance the lives of every family member.
Our individual therapy sessions also enable those in recovery to explore the dysfunctional family dynamics that may underlie some of their substance abuse or mental health issues – and address these family dynamics in a new and forward-looking way.