Family Programs are most often used to help treat an individual’s problem that is affecting the entire family, such as addiction, depression, or behavioral problems. Addiction affects more than just the patient, it affects everyone around them, and particularly their families. That is why it is important to treat both the addict and his or her loved ones. Also, it is important to address the ways the addiction has impacted each other through supportive services for family members.
When seeking treatment, your family also needs to heal and learn how to support you in your journey. A family therapy program at We Level Up provides the care and support needed by your families to enjoy exceptional and comprehensive treatment recovery.
This therapy helps your loved ones to know how to help you meet your goals in full recovery, so you feel supported along the way.
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Who Conducts a Family Therapy Session?
Family therapy is usually provided by a psychologist, clinical social worker, or licensed therapist. Patients need to trust their therapist to be able to open up and talk about their issues. Parents, whether married or divorced, spouses, grandparents, and even siblings can visit or attend the sessions.
Which Family Members Does the Program Include?
Family therapy is often short-term. It may include all family members or just those able or willing to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family’s situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you’re done going to therapy sessions.
The family program at We Level Up can help you improve troubled relationships with your partner, children, or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, the conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family.
Your family may pursue a family program along with other types of mental health treatment, especially if one of you has a mental illness or addiction that also requires additional therapy or rehabilitation treatment. Learn more, download, and read the We Level Up Treatment Center family program brochure.
What Happens During a Therapy Session?
At the start of the session, the therapist typically invites you to share what is been going on in your life, what is on your mind, what is bothering you, or whether there are any goals you would like to discuss. You will be invited to speak openly. The therapist will listen and may take notes as you speak. You will not be criticized, interrupted, or judged as you speak. Your conversation will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. This is a unique type of conversation in which you can say exactly what you feel, speak honestly, and do not be worried. Anything you want to need or to say is OK.
How Long or Often Should One Go to Therapy?
One family’s dynamic will be completely different from another’s. Therefore, the duration of therapy often depends on their availability as well as the severity of the issues. Practically, Therapy is most productive when incorporated into a patient’s lifestyle for approximately 12-16 sessions, most typically delivered in once weekly sessions for 45 minutes each. It can take up to a few years of therapy for some families to come to a resolution.
Is This Enough to Treat Addiction?
Typically, addiction treatment requires a complex, personalized plan, according to each person’s needs. Besides counseling and other behavioral therapies, medication is also an important part of the treatment, because it assists the detoxification stage, where the patient needs to get the substance out of their system.
Will Insurance Cover This Type of Therapy?
Patients can pay for their rehab treatment through insurance or you can arrange a payment plan with the facility. Addiction is a complex illness that has a dramatic impact both on the user and their loved ones. More often than not, families do not know how to respond to the addiction and make crucial mistakes that worsen the situation instead of helping it. Supportive Services for the family can give both the addict and the family members the tools to learn how to communicate and help each other.
One of our primary goals with families is to educate about the disease of addiction and provide everyone with ways to effectively communicate with their loved one.
We know your interests lie in sustained long-term recovery for your child, spouse, or loved one you have already made huge strides by reaching out to our treatment center in the first place. Call us now at (954) 475 6031. We can show you how our addiction treatment program does not leave the family behind but welcomes them in.
Supportive Services for the family can include:
- Visitation opportunities when clinically appropriate
- Weekly phone updates for family members by a certified drug and alcohol counselor
- Referrals to community support services
- Education about the addiction/recovery process
- Family therapy sessions, via phone, Skype, or in-person (phone or skype therapy sessions are only available to residents of California due to state licensing laws)
We invite you to discuss with the clinical team the options for visiting with your loved one while you are in the area. Depending on the clinical assessment, passes will be planned to support spending time together.
Call us now to explore how we can develop a recovery plan for you or for someone you love.
A Family Program Brings Change
Families function in many ways in a household or as a group. Functioning is sometimes healthy. For others, functioning is very unhealthy. Nonetheless, the family is a system of parts working together for common goals. The family also affects each individual in their life pursuits.
Family therapy for addiction helps rebuild the strength and bonds of the family. It shows the group how healthy families function and the benefits of working together toward common goals. They learn how to support your best mental health with sobriety. They also learn how to heal from their struggles during the crisis the substance abuse caused. Through all of this insight, learning, and communication, your family comes out of rehab treatment healthier, happier, and more prepared to work together for a better future.
The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery
The role of the family in addiction recovery is particularly important. Family members who experience a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder may come face-to-face with several painful emotions. Families dealing with addiction may feel a sense of hopelessness when seeing their loved one caught in the grips of alcohol or drug addiction and may not know how to approach the situation.
While families impacted by substance abuse may develop dysfunctional coping patterns, and therapy programs can encourage healthy family dynamics. When a family member embodies healthy roles and behaviors in the wake of addiction and recovery, he or she may hold their loved one accountable for their behavior and offer rewards for positive choices. Refusing to focus on the individual’s behavior and creating and implementing healthy boundaries are the building blocks of recovery for families dealing with addiction.
How Family Program Involvement Affects Treatment Outcomes
Family involvement in substance use disorder treatment is crucial. Support from family members can prevent relapses, improve psychiatric symptoms, and increase the likelihood of successful treatment.
Outcomes of family support, programming, and therapy in the wake of substance use disorder are multifaceted. The effects of family therapies for individuals suffering from substance use disorder include:
- Reduced substance use
- Better retention and completion of recovery programs
- Reduced problem behaviors
Who Benefits from Family Support and Programming?
Family therapy for addiction helps the person suffering from substance use disorder as well as their family. Because addiction can affect everyone in different ways, the entire family unit must have the opportunity to come together and heal from addiction or substance use. Individual therapy and group counseling sessions at We Level Up are available to both the patient enrolled in our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs and their family members.
Therapy sessions allow family members to voice their concerns privately, group therapy allows each person to discuss their feelings, opinions, and perceptions of the situation in a more secure and controlled environment. These counseling sessions help you and your family members heal, move past the substance use disorder, and feel like your voice is heard.
Therapy Treatment for Family Program
Any course treatment you choose must include a complete therapy program. We Level Up provides an array of therapies within multiple levels of care. So, you receive the precise treatment you need for your best healing and greater chances of long-term recovery.
Programs and therapies of Gateway include:
- Residential and rehab programs
- Withdrawal Management
- 12-Step Recovery
- Certified Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Mindfulness Sobriety
We Help Families Struggling with Addiction
Your family includes the people closest to you, those also most affected by your addiction. When you decide to enter treatment for your recovery, your family members also benefit individually and as a unit. Choose a treatment program you can trust, like the We Level Up. We Level Up has helped multiple generations of Americans achieve the healthy recovery they deserve.
Contact We Level Up for Family Support During Addiction Recovery
Call We Level Up now at (954)-475-6031 to learn more about the family program and other aspects of treatment. Together with the people you love most, you can build a better future. Call today and start the healing for all members of your family.