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If you have been battling drug or alcohol addiction, the chances are good that your family and the people who care for you have also been affected. When you turn to an alcohol addiction detox center or a drug addiction treatment center, you will be taking an important step on the road to recovery – but what about your family? If they have been hurt or confused by your addiction, they may be in need of healing, too. Conversely, if the family dynamic contributed to your substance abuse, you won’t want to put your recovery in jeopardy by returning to the same situation.
How does a family move forward? Family therapy may be the answer.
Here at Spring Gardens luxury detox center on Florida’s Gulf Coast, we not only offer both drug and alcohol addiction detox at our residential treatment facility, we also offer counseling services so that you can understand your relationship with drugs and alcohol and begin to develop a new path forward based on that understanding.
Our counselors have experiencing in helping people like you move forward following a healthy alcohol or drug detox here in Florida. You can meet with a counselor one-on-one to gain insight into your addiction and begin to shape a strategy for staying clean and sober. We also offer group therapy, which provides a safe, supportive environment where you can receive support from others who are facing the challenges you face and give them support in return.
It’s hard to change your behavior when those around you are staying rooted in the same patterns. Many of the people who turn to the non-12-step rehab program at Spring Gardens Recovery Center in Florida for help in their recovery know this only too well. That’s why we also offer family therapy sessions.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Family therapy is based on the idea that a family is a system of different parts. A change in any part of the system will trigger changes in all the other parts. This means that when one member of a family is affected by a behavioral health disorder such as mental illness or addiction, everyone is affected. As a result, family dynamics can change in unhealthy ways. Lies and secrets can build up in the family. Some family members may take on too much responsibility, other family members may act out, and some may just shut down.”
As Tolstoy pointed out in his classic novel Anna Karenina, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Perhaps your family was unhappy in its own way before you developed a substance abuse problem. When you begin the journey of recovery, your family may not be in a position to support you.
“Often a family remains stuck in unhealthy patterns even after the family member with the behavioral health disorder moves into recovery. Even in the best circumstances, families can find it hard to adjust to the person in their midst who is recovering, who is behaving differently than before, and who needs support,” the SAMHSA explains. “Family therapy can help the family as a whole recover and heal. It can help all members of the family make specific, positive changes as the person in recovery changes. These changes can help all family members heal from the trauma of mental illness or addiction.”
Family therapy at Spring Gardens’ residential treatment facility may play a critical role in the success of your recovery. Your family members can learn how to change the way they respond to you and as you heal, your family may grow stronger and healthier, too.
For more information about the clinical approach to alcohol and drug addiction treatment at Spring Gardens drug detox center in Tampa, please call at 866-244-9556 today.
About the Author
Kelly Fitzgerald is a sober writer based in Southwest Florida who is best known for her personal blog The Adventures of a Sober Señorita. Her work has been published across the web including sites like The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Ravishly, SheKnows, Elite Daily, The Fix, Brit + Co, Addiction Unscripted and AfterPartyMagazine. She is currently writing a memoir.