Addiction is a serious mental health disorder that affects millions of men and women each year in Portland and across the country. It impacts the lives of the person abusing drugs or alcohol as well as their family and loved ones. Family therapy and addiction recovery are a perfect combination. Together, they create a more effective recovery experience and promote long-lasting recovery. Also, they greatly reduce the risk of relapse and works hard to maintain relationships and marriages.
At Crestview Recovery in Portland, we help men and women 18 and over who are struggling with an addiction to alcohol, heroin, meth, or other dangerous substances. Our team has experience working with all types of addiction, no matter how severe the symptoms are. Clients will work with a behavioral therapist in group and private therapy sessions to better understand their addiction and learn how to ignore their cravings and triggers. To learn more about our family therapy program and how it can benefit your recovery, call 866.262.0531 today to speak with one of our friendly team members.
The Importance of Family Therapy and Addiction Recovery
Family therapy and addiction treatment are essential together. Why? They address the addiction directly and support all who are affected by its destructive influence. Addiction is one of the main reasons that couples stop communicating. It’s why they pull away from each other, which leads to breakups or divorce. Addiction will also greatly influence young children and teenagers. They often mimic their parent’s coping mechanisms unless they know about the dangers of addiction before they experiment.
When you combine family therapy with addiction recovery, you are creating a fundamental support system that has one goal in mind: living a healthy and sober lifestyle with strong family relationships. All family members will work in private and group therapy sessions with a certified family therapist with experience in addiction recovery. They will have a chance to talk about any negative feelings or frustrations caused by substance abuse and begin repairing trust and broken relationships. Families will also learn how they can support the recovery process by creating a stable and sober living situation.
At Crestview Recovery, we include family counseling with addiction recovery, along with other beneficial therapy programs. Together, they create an all-encompassing treatment experience where all aspects of the addiction are treated. Individuals and their families will work together to build a healthy lifestyle and strengthen the family bond.
The Benefits of Family Counseling and Addiction Recovery
Addiction recovery is a complex process that requires a lifetime of dedication to prevent relapsing and a resurgence of addictive habits. Family therapy is a necessary part of this process to keep the family together and prevent others from developing an addiction.
When you combine family therapy and addiction treatment together, you create a program that gives individuals and their families the tools they need to keep the family together. They gain the skills necessary to handle any future situation without causing any relationship issues or addictive cravings.
Here are just some of the benefits of enrolling in a family counseling and addiction recovery program:
Everyone in the family will learn about the dangers of addiction. Also, they’ll better understand how difficult it is to resist the euphoric sensation and cravings it produces.
Private Therapy Sessions
Parents, spouses, siblings, and children will work one-on-one with a trained therapist. This professional will assist them in working past the damage substance abuse has caused and begin healing the family unit. They can help reduce any anger or depressive feelings. In addition, they teach children why they should not give in to peer pressure and experiment with drugs or alcohol before they are ready.
Group Therapy Sessions
In group therapy, families work together to talk about anything that needs addressing so everyone can begin to move forward. Group therapy can include activities such as family discussions, role-playing, trust exercises, and holistic therapies that promote creative expression.
Improved Communication Skills
Family therapy is a great opportunity for everyone to learn valuable communication skills that promote healthy and strong relationships.
Join Crestview Recovery for Our Family Therapy Program
At Crestview Recovery, we are a fully accredited addiction treatment facility with residential and outpatient treatment programs available to treat all levels of addiction. We combine family therapy and addiction recovery, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy, meditation, holistic therapy, and medication-assisted treatment for a whole-person recovery experience.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.