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Understanding Substance Abuse Affects on Family
“A family doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs to be united.” — Unknown
The reach of addiction is vast. Sadly, it doesn’t just end with you, the addict.
Both research and anecdotal evidence have shown how substance abuse affects on family can be far-reaching.
But if you are suffering from addiction, don’t worry; we will work with your family as well.
Read on to learn more about how addiction affects the family and how we will address this at Resurgence.
Determining the Family Dynamic
First and foremost, the substance abuse effects on family will depend on your family dynamic.
When we meet with you, we will explore this in greater depth.
And remember, your family doesn’t always exclusively mean your immediate family.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service’s, or SAMHSA, Treatment Improvement Protocols, “The effects of substance abuse frequently extend beyond the nuclear family.
Extended family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment, or guilt; they may wish to ignore or cut ties with the person abusing substances.”
And those listed effects are common for whoever you consider your family.
So if you notice these in your family, it may be time to seek help.
Why It Is Important to Study Addiction’s Effects on the Family
While the addiction maybe yours, recovery can be a difficult battle for everyone. And your environment can affect your addiction as well as your eventual recovery. The more we know about your life and the stronger your support unit is, the easier the road will be.
So we are stressing the effects of addiction on the family to help them and better aid your recovery.
As research from Social Work in Public Health states, “understanding the current developmental stage a family is in help inform the assessment of impairment and determination of appropriate interventions.”
Since your family may experience monetary, emotional, or legal distress resulting from your addiction, we must take a comprehensive approach to treatment. As Social Work in Public Health’s research went on to state “treating only the individual with the active disease of addiction is limited in effectiveness.”
How Addiction Can Affect the Mental Health of Your Family
Just as your addiction can negatively impact your mental health, it can also do the same to your family members’ mental state.
According to MyHealth.Alberta.Ca, “Family members can become stressed or anxious when dealing with the person using, which can negatively affect their own health.” This anxiety may seem minor at the moment, but it can trigger existing mental illness or bring on new mental illness. Also, children of addicts have a higher likelihood of developing mental illness. So the sooner we can include them in the recovery process, the better. The more mentally strong your support unit is, the stronger you are, and the higher likelihood of enjoying lifelong sobriety.
Resurgence Payment and Insurance
We firmly believe that every patient should receive the best care possible when it comes to completing your substance withdrawal. And this means not having to worry about the cost, especially when dealing with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
At Resurgence, we will build your treatment plan at an affordable cost while still providing the best care possible. For our services, we accept most PPO insurance as well as private forms of payment for treatment.
We will also communicate with your insurance provider, on your behalf, to ensure that you or your loved one is provided with a custom recovery program for your individual situation without the high cost.
Addiction Treatment at Resurgence Behavioral Health
At Resurgence Behavioral Health in California, we understand the difficulty in dealing with the effects your addiction may have on your family. We are here to ensure you will beat any addictions you come in with and include your family in the treatment.
That is why we offer a whole range of treatment: detox programs, rehabilitation programs, and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) post-recovery. We also have a variety of counseling options to treat any mental illness alongside your addiction, including our dual diagnosis program.
Family Therapy at Resurgence
We will inquire about your family from the onset of your recovery. That is included in all patient assessments to structure your recovery and help your family. And from detox to rehab to post-rehab support, we will be sure that we will include whoever you consider family.
Once you begin working with us, we offer both comprehensive family counseling and family therapy. We find that including this in the process has aided our patients’ recovery and heals some of the effects your addiction may have had on the family. Also, feel free to contact us to learn more about family visiting hours during your stay with us.
Inpatient and Outpatient Programs
We understand that everyone’s addiction and family dynamics are different. Our outpatient drug treatment is an alternative option for those who cannot attend our residential program.
It is ideal for employed people who cannot leave their jobs or those who cannot leave their family. It is also a more affordable option. Each inpatient facility provides close supervision by highly trained staff, 24-hour medical care, individual and group therapy sessions, healthy meal options, and a relaxing environment.
Our Approach to Rehabilitation
We take a customized, patient-centric approach to rehabilitation. We understand also that your full recovery depends on including your family. If you come to us trying to recover from an addiction, we will begin by completing an assessment to devise a plan for your full recovery.
Our treatment programs address all the underlying conditions for addiction to allow you to take ownership of your recovery. Our customized approach, coupled with our staff of highly motivated and well-trained professionals, ensure that you or your loved ones will receive excellent care during and after treatment.
Some of the rehabilitation treatments we offer include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Stress Management
- Group Therapy
- Medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings
Intensive Outpatient Program
If you complete recovery with us in an inpatient or outpatient setting or trying to maintain sobriety for yourself and your family, please check out our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Breaking an addiction can be especially difficult for anyone.
In IOP, you will have the flexibility to maintain much of your normal daily routine while working on maintaining sobriety. IOP is a good treatment option if you do not have the means to leave your job or if you have to stay home for any other reason.
You will receive support from therapy groups and gain the ability to apply the skills you learned during treatment, all while maintaining your normal lifestyle
We are here to help and support you through finding your truest self while leaving your most destructive self behind.
We understand what it takes to get you through your addiction and the emotional and psychological support you will need from us to become your best self.
We also know how vital it is to consider your family, and we are happy to discuss further how we will do that. We want you to understand the various substance abuse effects on family and other loved ones.
Please, contact us today with questions or concerns.