Overcoming an addiction requires multiple levels of support to be successful. It’s why family support groups are so important. Families can support people they care about who are battling alcoholism in a number of ways. It all depends on how much the family member, or the person battling the addiction, is willing to invest as far as their time and energy. It’s an investment to be made in order to be a valuable sober support system for someone that you care about. Find out more about what alcohol family support groups in Texas look like by contacting The Arbor today at 844.413.2690.
Family Support Groups in Texas at The Arbor
There is no need for anger, guilt, and even resentment to linger when a loved one is going through an addiction treatment program. Family support reinforces that family members are not the cause of a loved one’s addiction, that their loved one’s addiction is out of their control, and that they can’t cure the addiction. The Arbor offers structured family support group options both in person and online.
A digital family support group is offered via Zoom on a weekly basis. The in-person program spans two days and is offered monthly on-site for families of current clients. Support groups discuss everything from how genetics can play a role in addiction to how to set healthy boundaries. The principles of national family support organizations like Al-Anon are reviewed, and families are encouraged to attend these on their own to be better educated on how to support a family member in relapse prevention.
Family support groups work to assist family members and other sober supporters in how they view addiction. Then, it’s possible address negatives due to the person’s alcoholism. More importantly, however, there is a focus on what is changing in the person’s life and how they will craft a more positive way forward.
Benefits of Family Support Groups
One of the biggest benefits of a family support program is the environment. It is a safe space where people can share anything so that they can then work through issues. Finding closure and a path forward for all is the goal. Additional benefits of family support groups include:
- Education geared toward the family of the addicted person
- Addressing stressful family dynamics
- Helping to set boundaries that are healthy among family members
- Working on healthy and effective communication skills
- A safe space for honest and open discussion among family members
- Developing healthy coping mechanisms
- Trust building exercises
- A focus on developing problem-solving skills
Find Out About Family Support for Addiction at The Arbor
Having the support of family and trusted friends during addiction treatment and recovery makes for a more successful experience. Addiction can do serious damage to important relationships. Family therapy groups work to help repair the damaged relationships between family members so that the person battling the addiction can properly heal and have the support they need moving forward.
In addition to traditional family therapy sessions, The Arbor has an enhanced opportunity through a two-day in-person family program on-site at our 67-acre campus in Georgetown, Texas. We offer this program exclusively for family members of clients enrolled in one of our addiction treatment programs, like the alcohol addiction treatment program. For those battling other substance use disorders, The Arbor also treats:
- Heroin Addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Opioid addiction
- Meth addiction
- Benzo addiction
- Fentanyl addiction