Treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) can be a stressful and emotional experience for clients and families. However, despite the challenges of involving family in treatment, their participation can create a secure and stable environment for the client to recover.
This support system can provide comfort during times of stress and encourage accountability for the individual in recovery. Furthermore, family members are often educated about SUD and how it affects their loved ones. With this knowledge, family members can better understand how to support the client’s recovery without enabling drug use.
Here at Sage Recovery, we consciously incorporate families into treatment programs to help promote long-term recovery from SUD. We want to ensure that families are involved in the treatment process as much as possible.
Family counseling, discharge planning, and other forms of support to explain the recovery process are all available to help bridge gaps between family members. Consider exploring options for including loved ones in treatment plans. Individuals can experience the benefits of this powerful form of healing and solidarity.
Studies have found that family involvement in treatment positively correlates with clients seeking treatment, staying engaged with the program, and progressing toward sobriety. This is partly because family involvement increases accountability, provides structure, and gives clients access to additional resources such as emotional support and financial assistance.
Furthermore, having family members involved in treatment helps clients build a supportive network of people who understand their struggles with addiction. This network is committed to assisting them in achieving long-term sobriety.
The involvement of loved ones increases accountability for those in recovery. When family members are aware of the treatment plan and provide consistent support and feedback, it encourages clients to remain focused on their goals and stay on track with their recovery. Outside accountability can be beneficial during difficult times, as it helps prevent relapse or other negative behaviors associated with addiction.
Family members involved in treatment also help provide structure for those in recovery. Having regular check-ins with family members, clients can stay organized and motivated to reach their goals. This support system provides stability for clients and keeps them accountable for meeting short-term objectives throughout treatment.
Family involvement also increases access to resources that clients may need throughout the recovery process, such as emotional support or financial assistance. For example, having family members who understand the struggles associated with addiction can make it easier for clients to talk openly about their feelings without fear of judgment or criticism. This emotional support is essential for long-term sobriety, as it helps build a solid foundation to develop healthy coping skills and life habits.
For loved ones, becoming involved in treatment allows them to learn more about addiction. Involvement can also clarify how to best support their loved ones through recovery.
Family members may participate in individual or group therapy sessions. Both opportunities can teach them how to communicate effectively with their loved ones and set healthy boundaries. Families may also benefit from learning coping strategies. Methods of coping can mitigate stressors related to living with someone who suffers from SUDs.
Involving family members in treatment also helps clients integrate what they learn into everyday life. Working closely with family members allows clients to practice skills learned during therapy sessions.
Clients can develop their communication and conflict resolution strategies within a safe environment. This helps them become more confident when applying the skills they have learned outside therapy settings, such as at work or school. Real-world situations can be more complex than those discussed during therapy sessions.
At Sage Recovery, we believe that incorporating family into our treatment programs is essential for long-term success. We provide multiple opportunities for families to participate in the process through group meetings, individual sessions with counselors, or simply providing support throughout.
Regular counseling sessions for clients and their loved ones allow everyone to connect, get on the same page, and work together towards a common goal. During these sessions, we provide guidance and support for families. Attendees can learn how best to help the client through this challenging time.
Clients’ loved ones are also invited to participate in our intensive Three-Day Family Program throughout their stay. Everyone involved can work together towards a successful outcome for their treatment program.
Involving family in the treatment process has many tangible benefits for clients struggling with SUD. Involvement can range from providing emotional support throughout the healing process to helping inform personalized care plans designed around specific needs. There are countless ways in which family members contribute positively towards sustainable sobriety.
At Sage, our mission is to provide comprehensive care that includes all aspects of life. That is why we strive to make family involvement part of our treatment programs. Our team is dedicated to helping create connections between clients and their loved ones. This connection ensures that every individual feels championed along their journey toward lasting health and well-being.
Clients can continue strengthening their relationships with their loved ones while they work on their recovery. Creating an environment where everyone can feel supported, understood, and appreciated is critical to our process. We want to set each individual up for a successful future full of peace and joy post-treatment.
At Sage Recovery, we prioritize involving our clients’ families in treatment programs whenever possible. We host regular events such as educational lectures and seminars inviting families to learn more about addiction and how to practice self-care while supporting their loved ones throughout recovery. We also offer private sessions with our experienced therapists so that families can discuss any concerns or questions about treatment plans or progress made by their loved ones within the program. Incorporating family into treatment plans can positively impact every aspect of the recovery process. Contact Sage Recovery at (512) 306-1394 to learn more about how you or a loved one can connect on the path to recovery.