Help for the family
When some is struggling with substance abuse, the entire family suffers. The consequences are more than just emotional too. Families of people who suffer with substance abuse disorder experience spiritual, financial, and psychological struggles. It is commonly seen that if the family has been dealing with substance abuse as a whole, the family can begin to feel like there is no hope. However, we are here to show families that even in the darkest of times, never give up hope.
Staying EducatedA major portion on helping all the families that call us is education. Our education process is split up into two different sections:
Intervention Education: This education process is held by the interventionist themselves a day before the intervention, also known as Family Day. During this day, families will get to understand what addiction really is, how families are affected by addiction, how to build a stronger family unit, and more.
Ongoing Education: Our ongoing education is a constant educational service that is provided by our intervention coordinators. Starting from the initial call, our intervention coordinators help families understand what their loved one is going through, help understand the process of getting sober, teach families how to me a strong support system, go through the difficult process of creating a strong path to sobriety, and more. They also work with families to help answer the big question – When my loved one gets out of treatment, what’s next?
Support SystemsFamily Support Groups: When a loved one is going through treatment, many families believe that they are alone – but they aren’t. Other than the education we provide our families, there are many other resources families can use. Support groups, such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, allow families to meet with other families that are going through similar situations.
We CareWith our help, families all over the country receive one-of-a-kind help that is not seen anywhere else. Our coordinators care about every single family that calls us because they have dealt with the struggles of addiction in their own lives. Whether battling addiction in their own lives or because of a loved one, our coordinators understand how important it is to get your loved one off the path of destruction.
Are you enabling?
Is your loved one an addict and you do not know how to help? Or when you bring up getting help they tell you "Yes, I have a problem I just cannot stop everything to get help, let me get some things in order." This is enabling. They are giving you hope and you wait and wait. This can go on for years.
Only are you not helping them but the physical and mental stress you are putting on yourself is also dangerous.
Interventions do help the person address that his/her addiction is causing problems, however this is the easy part. The hardest part is to teach the family about addiction and how come together. This usually helps with a longer lasting results. Once a person comes home from rehab Then What?. The family went back to their routine and so will the addict. But if the family changes so will the addict.