Addiction can be lonely and isolating. For those dealing with addiction, family support can make a world of difference. Addiction scars many families. Some, unfortunately, are harmed by lying, cheating, and manipulation. Even after rehab, it can be hard for relationships to recovery without extra support. Most addiction treatment programs today include family therapy programs to help rebuild relationships and help the whole family heal from addiction.
If addiction affects your family, call Baltimore Detox Center today. Our center is one of Baltimore’s best resources for addiction family therapy. Call us 833.714.1575 today to speak with an intake specialist for more information on our programs.
What Is Family Therapy for Addiction?
Family counseling for addiction helps loved ones reconnect and better understand family dynamics. Trained family therapists work with couples, parents, children, and larger family groups to improve communication and help a family overcome addiction together. In residential addiction treatment, a family therapist meets with a person in recovery and their immediate family once a week to help strengthen communication and understanding among family members.
Family therapy may happen a few times a month in other programs, depending on a family’s needs.
With the neutral perspective and experience of a therapist, families can reframe relationships, better understand family trauma, and shift family dynamics. Because addiction affects an entire family, this type of group therapy can help the whole family feel seen and heard without judgment, resentment, or guilt. For many, family therapy is a crucial step to re-entering the world after detox and rehabilitation.
Rebuild Relationships and Healing Addiction
For many people in recovery, healing from addiction requires making amends with those you have hurt. Unfortunately, family members are often the first people affected by substance abuse and other dependencies. It can be very difficult to attempt healing relationships without the expertise and support of a therapist.
Those touched by a loved one’s addiction may struggle to forgive substance abuse. A family therapist can help family members understand their role in addiction and addiction treatment. They can also help those in recovery understand how their addiction affects loved ones. By better understanding addiction, relationships, and triggers, families can grow closer together, reestablish trust, and help their loved ones stay sober.
For many people, family therapy extends beyond addiction support. By addressing family dynamics, past trauma, and daily stress, families can thrive with tools implemented in group therapy. Without the support of family therapy, wounds from childhood and adulthood can go unhealed. Toxic trauma cycles can continue without changing. A family therapist can bring these problems to light and even help family members find individual therapists for extra support. Addiction recovery is a day-to-day journey. When families have greater communication, they can better support the ups and downs of a loved one’s sobriety.
Help Your Family Heal at Baltimore Detox Center Today.
Addiction is hard on every family member. Some may feel ignored while helping a loved one through addiction. Others may feel wronged or betrayed by loved ones. Every family has its own struggles. If you and your family need addiction therapy support, call Baltimore Detox Center now. We are one of the first free-standing detox centers in Baltimore, emphasizing helping whole families heal. Our intimate clinic provides dual diagnoses for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our treatment programs include:
- Alcohol detox services
- Heroin detox services
- Cocaine detox services
- Opioid detox services
- Prescription drug detox services
With comprehensive treatment plans, we can help families understand, support, and heal the wounds of addiction. Offering medically assisted detox and psychological therapies, Baltimore Detox Center is ready to serve your family’s needs. If you are ready to receive the support your family needs, call us today at 833.714.1575. Healing begins at Baltimore Detox Center.