Southern California Addiction Treatment Programs
Get Real Recovery offers full continuum of care and four levels of outpatient services. We understand that every client and family is different.
Family Recovery Programs and Therapy Sessions
Addiction has a seismic impact—yet not just on the individual who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction. Most often with everyone in their immediate orbit. This includes families, first and foremost. Indeed, any struggle with substance abuse is guaranteed to have an adverse impact on others. Most often on spouses, children, parents, and other close loved ones. It often comes to the point that many families are broken almost beyond repair. Almost always due to issues stemming from drug and /or alcohol addiction. This is where our family recovery programs come in.
There is hope for reconciliation and for healing, yet these things are hard to come by. Addiction tends to overshadow some of the problems that exist just below the surface, making true understanding elusive. As such, family recovery services can play the vital role of facilitating communication, empathy, and transformative love.
Get Real Recovery is pleased to offer these family recovery programs, and to help families—not just individuals—find wholeness again.
Substance Abuse and its Effects on the Family
The ill effects of addiction are numerous; though no two families are impacted in exactly the same way, some of the more common effects include:
- Financial instability. A family member may be wary of theft as the individual with addiction seeks ways to fund his or her substance abuse.
- Isolation and withdrawal. Those who suffer with addiction are more inclined to withdraw from relationships, which can be painful for those around them.
- Enabling. Some family members may actually enable the destructive and addictive behavior, leading to its own set of issues—including guilt.
- Codependency. Those with addiction need people to take care of them, while family members may get their sense of worth from this caregiving capacity.
- Broken trust. Addition will always entail secrecy and lies—and when trust is shattered, it is very hard to piece it back together.
- Ongoing effects. Addiction can impact a family over the course of many generations, with issues related to role modeling, trust, normative behavior, etc.