Addiction and Addiction Recovery 

Family Therapy for Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Addiction Recovery

When someone you love is addicted to alcohol or drugs, your entire world changes. The drug of choice becomes an unwanted member of the family and every one is forced to adapt.  

Addiction impacts the entire family, but treatment centers only treat the addicted individual. What are you going to do when this individual, newly in recovery, returns home? Do you have a plan? 

I work with families throughout the entire process of addiction, including before, during, and after treatment. We will work together to prepare you and your family for long term recovery and address issues like potential relapse. 

The therapeutic process is often focused on:

  • repairing old wounds
  • creating new communication patterns
  • working on enabling
  • setting new boundaries
  • adjusting to a member in recovery
  • creating a new normal

Clients lives are changed dramatically throughout active addiction and in recovery. It can be difficult to acknowledge and admit to relationship problems within the family, but the greatest healing can come from a family working through their relationship problems together. This includes owning up to patterns of lies and secrecy, acknowledging and healing from current or past affairs, seeking and granting forgiveness, and ending patterns of abuse. You and your family will work together to create a new life based on recovery and trust.

Family therapy for addiction and addiction recovery is perfect for:
  • families with a member currently in active addiction
  • families with a member currently in detox, residential, PHP, or IOP treatment
  • families with a member newly home from treatment
  • families with a member in early or long term recovery
Could you benefit from family therapy for addiction and addiction recovery? Set up a free, 15 minute phone consult.