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Family Program for Addiction Recovery

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Our family program helps the whole family heal and allows relatives to be a part of their addicted family member’s recovery journey. When one family member is addicted, the entire family ultimately suffers.

That is why the entire family is involved in the treatment process. Without being allowed to heal as a unit in a mediated, neutral space, the pain of the ordeal may never be dealt with productively. This can lead to lasting pain for all those involved, including recurring feelings of guilt, anger, helplessness, and regret.

At Massachusetts Center for Addiction, we prioritize helping the whole family heal. 

What is a Family Program?

Our family program for addiction recovery is a form of group therapy and family counseling. We invite the patient’s family to participate in the recovery journey. In a neutral space, family members can process their own emotions about the effects of addiction in a healthy way. It is also a place to receive comprehensive education about substance abuse and addiction

Our family programs teach families about the disease of addiction and the various ways it affects family members. You will discover how to: 

  • Work through the strong emotions that come with the chaos of drug addiction.
  • How to set and maintain boundaries.
  • Reestablish trust and healthy relationships. 

Therapy programs like this allow those affected to get one facet of treatment for mental health disorders and substance use disorders. 

Which Family Members Does a Family Program Include?

Every family looks different, so the family members included in a family program will differ for every patient. Some common family members are children or parents. It can also be siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

We recommend that the family members affected most by the addiction attend family programs to allow them the chance to heal. This can also include chosen family members who might not be blood-related.

Addiction is frequently referred to as the “family disease” because it affects more than just the addict. It causes a strain on interpersonal relationships and can leave a wake of destruction. However, pursuing a holistic and multifaceted treatment process is important to promote total healing when starting on the path to recovery. 

How Family Involvement Affects Treatment Outcomes

According to research and our expertise, the odds of successful long-term recovery increase considerably when the family participates in the healing process. Therefore, loved ones must participate in the rehabilitation process. Traumatization and stress induced by substance use disorders, alcoholism, and the disease of addiction can continue to fester and cause turmoil, even if the addict is no longer using.

The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

Family-centered care acknowledges the critical role of family members and caregivers in the design and execution of substance abuse and addiction services. Recovery is not just about the addict — it’s about the whole family.

The most important lesson for family members to understand is that you cannot control your loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction. You can only take responsibility for your health and happiness. Family therapy introduces this skill set and gives space to practice it.

Family support is essential to addiction recovery. When you’re battling addiction, your loved ones are affected by your behavior, often in ways you don’t realize. The impact of addiction can be devastating, especially if you have children. And yet, many addicts and alcoholics don’t seek addiction treatment until their families intervene or until they experience legal trouble related to their drinking or drug use.

Family members often feel helpless when helping someone with an addiction. They may fear that talking about the problem will make things worse. They may worry that if they confront their loved one about their behavior, they will lose control and become violent or abusive toward them or even themselves.

Even if it’s hard, there are steps you can take to help yourself and your loved one get through this difficult time. As such, it’s important to talk openly with other people who have had similar experiences. In addition, don’t be afraid to seek help from family members, friends, or professionals.

Who Benefits from a Family Program?

Family rehab programs benefit both the client and the family of the addict. Family programs allow participants to realize they are not alone in this struggle.

We Are Here to Help You and Your Family

Participating in a family program may cause anxiety and discomfort at first. However, we can tell you that you will feel relief and optimism for yourself and your family after a while.

With so many different types of therapy available, it can be tough to determine which is best for you. A multipronged approach can consist of family therapy and other behavioral therapy to help experience well-rounded treatment.

We can provide all those services at the Massachusetts Center for Addiction. Call 844-486-0671 today to speak to a professional and start on the recovery path for you and your family.

Slaine Carroll
Slaine Carroll
2024-03-28
I can’t say enough about the people over here and the lengths they went to help a family member of mine. It was really above and beyond. Adam G, Eddie P and Eddie M I can’t thank you guys enough. Good human beings.
Abi Armour
Abi Armour
2024-01-25
Massachusetts addiction center is an outstanding place, the facilitators completely change my perspective on life in addiction. I couldn’t be more grateful for the people.
Dan T
Dan T
2024-01-24
Every one there especially Eddie and Brenna are extremely helpful in the upmost and courteous manner helping you with whatever you need.
Ashley Dacey
Ashley Dacey
2024-01-19
Massachusetts center for addiction has helped quite a few people I know! Their experience always includes great care ,great services ,and great environment. The staff is incredible. Highly recommended!
Holly Dionne
Holly Dionne
2024-01-19
The opposite of addiction is connection and that’s exactly what you get. Eddie Payne shows this in every action he takes every day. He selflessly helps everyone who walks in the doors and connects with them on a level that they need to be able to help them recover in a safe environment.
Ed Brooks
Ed Brooks
2024-01-18
This establishment is the harvard university of PHPs there should be more places in the state of Massachusetts like this.
Briana Watson
Briana Watson
2024-01-17
This facility is an amazing place to go for addiction treatment! The staff are supportive and friendly more specifically Mr. Eddie Paine was extremely knowledgeable kind and supportive the facility is also clean which is a huge plus so don’t hesitate to except help from here!
james mercier
james mercier
2024-01-15
Mass centers of addiction is an amazing place reaching out to help people in early recovery try to find a new way of life drug and alcohol free
james Harris
james Harris
2024-01-15
One of the best around a program that is all inclusive and truly helps understand and totally dissects the Big Book and 12 steps which is something a ton of other programs like this one do not even attempt because the staff is not educated enough on it but here they have and staff that understands and know how to break so it can be put into action in life also is a great facility beautifully put together and is very accessible either by car or public transportation so both clients can have an easy commute
Danielle Connolly
Danielle Connolly
2024-01-13
This place is top notch. Eddie P and his team will help you turn your life around with compassion, hands on support and resources. If you are struggling, please let them help you become the best version of yourself. They are out here doing God’s work!
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