Far too many people with substance use disorders find themselves isolated and alone. Mile High Recovery Center understands that recovery does not happen in a vacuum and that family involvement is essential to an individual’s success in early recovery. Our clients’ families are encouraged and invited to participate in the care of their loved ones.
Structured family recovery groups allow family members to gain knowledge, set boundaries, and interact with other family members who are also navigating the waters of a loved one in early recovery.
It’s Hard to Understand
Having a loved one taken hostage by addiction is disheartening and often tragic. Additionally, people who are not personally afflicted often have difficulty understanding substance use disorders, adding to an already stressful situation.
It can be challenging to make sense of everything that happens. Family and friends may not fully understand the dynamics of the recovery process and the positive lifestyle changes that can occur.
Our family therapy program in Denver provides the space and environment for family members and other concerned individuals. It is a space that is both engaging and informative. A place where they will be offered guidance and resources to help develop a more educated viewpoint.
Structured Family Recovery
It is critical that all parties concerned be provided with detailed information about substance use disorders and recovery in a structured format that communicates realistic expectations.
Our family therapy groups allow for family members to talk about their concerns. This is critical to helping them support the newly recovering person. This process also reduces the fear and worry they may have by providing answers and information to their concerns.
At Mile High Recovery, we will assist families in identifying behaviors and reactions that are common to families coping with substance use disorder.
More Likely to Succeed When Everyone Is Involved
Treatment is more likely to succeed if romantic partners and family become educated about the predictable changes that may occur within the relationship as recovery proceeds. In addition to providing specific education, structured family recovery groups provide the counselor with an opportunity to facilitate the involvement of significant others in clients’ recovery.
Substance abuse can place families in crisis, but structured family recovery counseling can help in the following ways:
- Family therapy groups meet weekly and allow all participants to explore the recovery process together.
- Family therapy helps family members feel involved with their loved one’s treatment and be supportive in a non-enabling, non-judgmental way.
- Even if your loved one has made previous attempts to beat addiction, this group will be a highly supportive environment to discuss trauma and other fears related to treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention.
- Information is presented about all substance use disorders, the treatment phase, the recovery process, and how families are affected. This includes information on our medication-assisted treatments such as Suboxone or buprenorphine; however, we do not use methadone.
Seek Out Mile High Recovery Center in Denver
At Mile High Recovery, we believe the opposite of addiction is connection. Families are an integral part of recovery. We encourage families and significant others to attend our family therapy program as often as possible to learn skills that will support them in maintaining boundaries and developing their own goals for recovery.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, it is essential to seek professional rehab and treatment. Make Denver a destination for recovery at Mile High Recovery Center. Please call 855.796.2102 to get information on how our experienced and professional staff can help.