“Addiction is a family disease”. This is a common phrase that’s used by community members and recovery leaders alike, but what exactly does it mean? The reality is that addiction doesn’t just affect one person – mothers, fathers, grandparents, children and other close loved ones also endure the pain of wanting to help their loved one seek help, as well as some of the discomforting situations they may encounter when a loved one is under the influence. If your family is currently undergoing some drastic, hard-to-manage situations that have stemmed from a loved one’s addiction, you’re not alone – and the Family Program at The Arbor may give you the education, support and peace of mind that you need to strengthen the family dynamic. The Family Program addresses needs of family members who are ready to find healing and restoration – family members who need to feel empowered with knowledge and provided hope for a better future. There are so many benefits to the Family Program, but here are just a few:
Education About Addiction
Knowledge is power, and families are only as strong as what they know will help them. The intensive program will ensure that family members have an ongoing knowledge of what addiction truly entails, how it effects their loved one, and what they may or may not be doing to help/hinder their loved one’s recovery.
The Three C’s
Family members tend to go through an emotional rollercoaster when a loved one is struggling with addiction – and the “Three C’s” should help:
- You didn’t Cause the addiction
- You can’t Control your loved one with addiction
- You can’t Cure addiction
Once we get a firm grasp on these truths, we can move forward with our lives in much healthier ways. Don’t wait any longer to ensure that your family seeks the support they need. The family dynamic is incredibly important and, while addiction can significantly alter that, a family can regain stability through proper support.
Arbor Behavioral Healthcare offers an integrative and holistic approach to treat substance abuse and a wide variety of addictions, as well as underlying mental health and psychological issues. All of the addiction recovery programs offered by The Arbor are designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit leading to a lifetime of sobriety, health and wellness. If you’re ready to find healing and restoration in a peaceful, loving environment, please call us today at 844-560-7269.