Have you been struggling with addiction for some time now?
Have you decided it is finally time to make a change and overcome the struggles?
Have you decided that your family is worth getting clean?
If you answered yes, then great! We are here to help.
Not only is family an important part of your “why” for going into a recovery program, but it is also important that you understand that they are an important “how” in your recovery process…
As they have been drug on long enough, they will probably be ecstatic that you have chosen recovery.
It really is like recovery for the whole family – they can finally stop being upset and hurt over your negative choices and actions, the family is on its way to being restored, and they will finally get their old spouse and parent back…
All in all, it is a big step toward a very positive change for a family when the addicted parent chooses to go to recovery.
So, before you decide to just shut your family out with the intentions of just coming back a clean man or woman at the end, consider their importance in this process…
Family should be involved in the addiction recovery process because:
- They need to understand it won’t fix it all.
There is still much work that will need to be done to repair the family – while treatment will fix the main issue, other things will still need to continue to be worked on post-addiction recovery treatment.
Addiction is a chronic disease and recovery is a long and tedious process that few truly understand.
- They will offer you love and support.
Despite knowing that recovery is not just a magic wand that can be waved to fix it all, they still love and support you through it. Family is family and they can offer you an accountability partner and a shoulder to cry on should you need it.
Especially as they are eager to see you as a new person, they will be there to cheer you on and encourage your success.
- They will continue to help you once your treatment plan is over.
Recovery centers can offer family tips and ideas for continuous improvement and how to help you avoid relapsing – which is incredibly common in previous addicts.
By having your family with you throughout the process, they can learn right along with you. Therefore, they can continue to offer you encouragement and support even after the recovery treatment process is over.
When it comes time for recovery, consider how important your family is to you. Especially if they have continuously stuck by your side. Let them be involved in the recovery process too, they need to heal as well.