Why You Should Include Your Family in Your Alcohol Rehab Experience
Including the family in addiction treatment can greatly help everyone involved.
Alcoholism takes its toll on the alcoholic and their families. An important element of alcohol rehab is building positive relationships with people who will support you during recovery. The alcoholic is never the only one to suffer from this debilitating disease. All family members, including the children, partners, parents, and other loved ones are impacted. They too, can benefit from the counseling services and therapy options that a good alcohol rehab will provide.
Alcohol’s Effects on the Family
Undue stress on other family members is common when someone is suffering from alcoholism and according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “Research has shown that families with an alcoholic member live in environments that are disorganized and unstable.”
These individuals are often stressed from the mood swings, anxiety, depression, and other psychological or physical impairments that the alcoholic is suffering. They may live in fear for their own well being, suffer isolation, and may develop many issues of mistrust, anger, anxiety, or depression, themselves. Often, they too, may turn to substance abuse for relief. It is important to include these individuals to repair those broken ties, prevent them from suffering more, and to engage them in their own recoveries as well as your own.
A co-dependent person does not want to risk upsetting the alcoholic in anyway where they may feel they are a contributing factor to the alcoholic drinking more. They may witness the withdrawals and feel helpful by providing more alcohol to the alcoholic. Classical denial runs throughout the family as they suffer financial difficulties, embarrassing episodes, arrests, frequent outbursts, violent behaviors, neglect, and other maladies that this disease can cause.
Your Family in Your Alcohol Rehab Experience
There is no magic cure for alcoholism and recovery takes time, effort, and support from individuals you trust. Professionals can provide tools, resources, and counseling. They can also help you to adapt to positive behaviors while remaining sober, but, unless you have the support of your loved ones, the recovery will continue to be difficult. Your family involvement in your alcohol rehab experience can enhance and speed up your own recovery as well as theirs by:
Providing education, resources, and referrals to agencies that can counsel and help in regards to the family’s financial hardship, housing, employment, judicial, mental health, or other issues that exist as a result of your drinking.
Group and family counseling helps everyone involved to gain a better understanding and positive feedback regarding your addiction and habits as well as addressing problems and resolutions that involve them. It can help the other family members build trust, confidence, and peace within themselves, so they no longer need to be co-dependent.
Better physical and psychological health – As your health gets better, your loved ones will be relieved and able to concentrate on their own health issues.
Anyone who’s lived through a natural disaster, the death of a loved one or a violent attack well knows the degree of emotional turmoil that comes from these types of events. While some people eventually get over difficult life events, others may become emotionally stuck inside the trauma-inciting incident. When this is the case, post-traumatic….
Many people don’t understand the seriousness of prescription drug abuse for one very simple reason: they believe these drugs to be 100 percent safe. While it is true that these are safe to take under the eye of a medical professional, there is always the possibility of abuse and addiction. Just the same as street….
Nearly all of the states in the country now have or are in the process of implementing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP), which are electronic data-sharing systems designed to reduce the current escalation of the abuse and addiction to pharmaceuticals. As more of the nation continues to update into the digital age, so has the….
Alcohol addiction is one of the most, if not the most, difficult addictions for a person to overcome. Alcohol addiction requires treatment for most people. Fortunately, there are various types of alcohol rehab from which a person can choose. When a person develops an addiction to alcohol, which is the compulsive need to continually seek out….
Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is one of several personality disorders, including paranoid personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. BPD is a complex and serious mental illness. Those who are diagnosed with it are unable to manage their emotions appropriately and this seriously impacts relationships. They find it difficult to regulate their emotions and thoughts;….
In today’s high schools and colleges drug use is running rampant. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, recovery success is much when you catch the addiction early. Since many students at least try drugs, it becomes even more important be aware of the possibility of addiction. Although the majority of students are not….
The National Survey on Drug Use & Health estimated that more than 1.2 million Americans who were over the age of 12 had used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetime. This habit forming drug can result in a lifetime of consequences and for some will lead to addictive behaviors that require treatment and rehabilitation….
According to a study from the NCBI, “Individuals recovering from addictions frequently cite spirituality as a helpful influence.” Catholic rehab centers can help recovering addicts by providing both traditional treatment methods and holistic ones, combining the benefits of the medical and the spiritual. And, in many ways, these types of facilities can transform your entire….
Suicide exists as one of those topics that continue to fly under the radar in spite of its occurrence in increasing numbers every year. Suicide affects people of all ages, genders and socioeconomic groups and oftentimes happens in the lives of those you’d least suspect. With modern-day society’s fast-paced lifestyles and ever-increasing pressures, what may….
Do you have a loved one who is recovering from drug or alcohol addiction? Addiction has been known to cause significant strains on families and can be a very difficult situation to deal with. When a family member is recovering from addiction there are some things that you can do to help out and support the….
Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: ARK Behavioral Health, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.