Addiction doesn’t just hurt the addict. It hurts everyone around them, especially the family. The strain addiction places on parents, siblings, spouses, friends, and others is enormous. And for children, in particular, it can be overwhelming. When that loved one enters recovery, you may feel a great sense of relief. But just as it will take the patient time to recover, the family will also need time to heal.
Serenity Light Recovery offers an intensive three-day Family Program, which works to assist a patient’s family and support system in learning more about the disease of addiction, as well as the symptomology, education, coping skills, and many other topics that can assist the family in gaining a better understanding of treatment. Throughout the process, we encourage you to share your family journey, your struggles, and your emotions & feelings that can better help us, help you.
Research shows that substance abuse treatment that includes family therapy is more effective than substance abuse treatment that does not. Benefits include increased focus during treatment, significant decrease in substance abuse, improved social functioning both in and outside of the family, and a lower chance of relapse.