Drug abuse and alcoholism affects the entire family, not just the alcoholic/addict. Quite often family members do not realize how deeply they have been affected by chemical dependency. Family involvement is an important component of recovery.
Although in many ways you must take the journey of recovery alone, you also live as a part of a family. Your actions affect the lives of those close to you, and you can and should rely on them for support when needed.
Family participation in drug rehab is important. Family members need to learn what they can do to help you stay sober and what they may have done in the past that contributed to your drug abuse. Your loved ones will also need to learn to accept the limitations inherent to their assistance (i.e., they can help you, but they can't do it for you!).
Some amends may have to be made to family members for wrongs done while using or drinking. Your one-on-one counselor can help guide a family through difficult reconciliations.
Our treatment centers vary in the degree of family involvement opportunities. Some offer just a few lectures and others offer family therapy. You can consult with our counsellors on family programs and if group therapy is included.