Addiction is often called a “family disease.” Family members can be profoundly affected when a loved one becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol. Broken trust, legal and financial issues, and relational conflict can all occur as a result of drug or alcohol addiction. At Midwest Center at Youngstown, one way we help our patients and their families heal is by offering family programming. This service offers the loved ones of those in recovery support, care, and education. Spouses, parents, siblings, and the children of those in our addiction treatment therapies can benefit from learning about addiction, how to set healthy boundaries, and how to work through conflict in the future.
If you’re concerned about a loved one or want to learn more about our family programming, reach out to Midwest Center at Youngstown today at 844.544.0502.
What Is Family Programming?
Often, by the time people reach out for help, the disease of addiction has progressed to a crisis level. The loved ones of those who are struggling with addiction can benefit from support and they work to reach a place of stability. Everyone affected by drug and alcohol addiction needs support, care, and healing.
Family programming at Midwest Center at Youngstown involves:
- Educational programs – Learning about addiction can help family members better understand their loved one in recovery
- Support groups – Spending time with addiction treatment professionals and other families of those in recovery can be a source of encouragement
- Family therapy sessions – Navigating conflict and broken trust in sessions with a therapist can help restore family bonds
Our programs provide the whole family the opportunity to begin their own journey of recovery.
Recovery is stronger when all family members understand the nature of drug addiction and are involved in the healing process. We can help you work through the chaos you’re experiencing, learn how to set healthy boundaries, rebuild trusting relationships, and improve communication with one another.
The Benefits of Family Programming
Family therapy sessions, educational programs, and support groups all offer a wide array of benefits. Even if the individual who is struggling with addiction is not present for sessions, family members can discover how to best support them as they heal from the damage addiction has caused.
Other benefits of family therapy include:
- Helping those involved understand the nature of addiction
- Teaching family members to love and help without enabling addiction
- Creating a support system to hold patients accountable after treatment ends
- Improving communication between family members
Our team members will recommend family programming as appropriate. Often, it’s necessary for our patients to reach a place of stability before beginning therapy sessions with loved ones. They might benefit most from individual counseling sessions as they build a foundation for sobriety. We are committed to working with every patient and their loved ones to find the healthiest strategies for healing, setting boundaries, and dealing with family issues head-on.
Contact Midwest Center at Youngstown Today
If addiction has impacted your family, connect with our team today. At Midwest Center at Youngstown, we take a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment. Through evidence-based and holistic therapies, patients build the healthy coping skills they need for lifelong sobriety. And in family therapy sessions, the loved ones of those in recovery can begin to heal. Our goal is to serve as a resource to the Youngstown community and beyond by offering effective and accessible addiction treatment programs.
Our full continuum of care includes:
- Withdrawal management
- Residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient programming
No matter where your loved one is on the road to recovery, we can help. Contact our team at 844.544.0502 or reach out online to learn more about our services for families.