Although family members cannot save the addict, they can help the addict by working with them through their own program of recovery. We call this, therapy for family members. Help them by helping yourself.
Therapy for family members, spouses, parents:
Family members have helped their loved ones work through many issues but feel lost when it comes to addiction. Addiction is complicated and when families members think they are helping an addict, they can actually be encouraging continued and increased drug use.
Recovery Unlimited delivers group and individual therapy sessions to family members. Treatment plans are designed to teach parents how to manage emotions and situations if ever it feels like things are out of control. They assist family members in learning and integrating therapeutic concepts when interacting with their addicted loved ones.
It is common for parents and spouses to become overwhelmed with feelings of confusion, fear, and guilt. Frequently, they become isolated and give up their own lives to "save" the addict.
There is a solution.
Recovery Unlimited will help family members address hopelessness and despair, process negative emotions, and educate family members so they can live again, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle for the addict.