First and foremost, it is vital to understand that drug abuse addiction is a family disease. Coming to terms with and confronting a loved one’s addiction is one of the most challenging aspects of seeking drug addiction treatment. Because if this, some family members and friends choose to ignore the problem, pushing their loved ones further into isolation and addiction. However, we need to know that most drug abusers seek treatment because of positive family intervention, involvement, and support. The support of a loving family can make a world of difference to the success of the recovery process. Small efforts can yield big results. It helps the patient feel that he is surrounded by and worthy of a loving family. AMAR Home drug treatment center gets every available resource at them to enhance a client’s recovery process, including the family member, close friends, and other key peoples into the entering, treatment, discharge and recovery phases of drug addiction treatment. Family engagement can increase an individual’s compliance during treatment. Here the recovering person has relapsed and encouraged a sustained life in sobriety. In addition, if a relapse occurs, family members may be able to pinpoint the relapse and trigger to take actions to prevent its recurrence.
Types of Family Involvement
Most facilities sequester patients from their families in the initial stages of rehab therapy for addiction by imposing a strict no-contact policy early on. There are many essential reasons and every one of those reasons keeps an eye on the ultimate prize – a future free of addiction.
The first reason is to remove the family factors from the drug treatment. Families have their own things for being better and worse. The pace of treatment can be changed by adding extreme pressure or allowing the addictive behavior.
Another important factor to consider is that families provide a distraction from the routine of the drug addiction treatment process. In the initial days of treatment, establishing the routine and keeping it is vital to the detoxification and early treatment cycle.
Other things happen during these initial days when family members aren’t in contact with patients. The treatment is to motivate that they are able to step back and take a more objective look at the situation. Moreover, guiding them, the role they have played in the past as well as defining the role they’d like to play in the future.
Fortunately, the no contact stage of treatment is relatively short. The families can take comfort in knowing their loved ones are getting the treatment they need to recover from their addictions. Ultimately, this is a necessary step in a much bigger process.
The time when a loved one or family member is going through drug addiction treatment, it is equally difficult for the other member. Drug addiction happens in families in all shapes and sizes and from all walk of life. It affects the entire family and the entire family has a role to play in the recovery process. Family-based therapy is one of the critical steps to take on the road to recovery. For some people who turn to drugs from escape, restructuring family dynamic is critical to the successful rehabilitation. AMAR Home offers monthly meetings for family members at some points during the treatment process.
These meetings provide excellent opportunities for family members to show their support for the loved ones. It allows the patients to see that they aren’t going through it alone. The meetings have benefits as they educate family members about addiction, recovery and supports available to them. Perhaps, the important thing is that the family members can do to educate themselves.
Education, during this time, is a primary way to understand addiction and how families must deal with it.