The first step in getting help is finding the right treatment program. But once you have made that first step you might be curious as to one those programs will all entail. The best programs will always offer family couseling as part of your recovery.

Addiction affects the entire family and everyone who loves the individual who is suffering. Because of this, we know the importance of family counseling and that the entire family needs to be treated and needs counseling and support both individually and as a group.

Family Counseling for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

At Discovery Institute, we include the family in counseling and therapy from the moment a client enters our facility. Approved family members and loved ones will be encouraged to be a part of the treatment process and to stay involved. Some of the ways we include family member is:

  • Individual family counseling – In family counseling, we will address the family members individually without the suffering individual present to privately discuss any concerns that may be present. Addiction can be devastating for the individuals loved ones. So it is crucial for them to get the answers and help they need too.
  • Group family counseling – We also address family members and the struggling individual together, so that issues can get resolved under the watchful eye of a professional. This is a way for individuals and their loved ones to begin to resolve issues and move forward in recovery, together.
  • Support and resources – while a person is in rehab, concerned family members must take steps to heal themselves. For a person to stay sober, they need a strong support system in place. We will give you the support you need as well as resources to figure out what else is out there.

While sobriety must begin with the individual who is suffering from addiction, family members can go a long way in helping them towards their goals. Being a part of the recovery process may be the best thing you can do for yourself, your family, and the recovering individual.

To discuss your treatment options, contact us today.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.