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Family Therapy & Social Support Counseling

At Connected Path, we know how important social support is to your addiction treatment. In fact, many therapists agree that when a whole family or social system engages in recovery, it can drastically improve your ability to stay clean and sober for the long term, and be happy about that! It can also be a cornerstone to addiction recovery. This may leave you wondering why family counseling is so important to recovery. Let’s take a deeper look at what this therapy can do for you.

What Is Family Therapy Or Social Support Counseling?

Family therapy or social support counseling is a form of psychotherapy that involves family members or people that clients consider family or significant social relationships. The idea behind it is to rebuild lines of communication and support from relatives. Communication is often the key to avoiding relapse. Often the family is confused, feels that they are to blame, or has disconnected completely due to the behaviors that so often are hurtful to loved ones.

Just like you need therapy alone and with peers, you also need family and social support counseling. Significant social relationships often need to learn what addiction is and how it has affected you. Your life was not the only one affected by your addiction. For most people, this means their addiction affected the people that they love most or those that depend on them. You need your family relationships or close friendships for a successful recovery. Family therapy helps heal those relationships while giving family members some healing of their own.

Connected Path uses family counseling as a key aspect of treatment. Educating everyone is an important step in helping you and them truly understand your struggle.

Attending family counseling has a number of benefits, such as ending family enabling and codependency, lowering relapse rates, improving family happiness, and increasing the likelihood of sticking to treatment. Below are a few that Connected Path often sees clients experience.

It Removes The Stigma Of Judgement.

Studies show that one of the main reasons why people do not seek treatment is for fear of judgment from others. It is common for them to think that family and friends look down on them when they seek help. Instead, it’s the opposite.

Family members have many complicated feelings around addiction and you. During counseling they get to explore and understand those feelings and learn to be truly supportive.

It Gives Your Clinical Team A Look Into The Family System

Often, drug problems actually start within families. People who grow up in households where drug use is common or acceptable are more likely to abuse drugs themselves. Lies, lost trust, arguments, discord, and other challenges can also lead people to use drugs to deal with the emotional stress.

Unfortunately, you may not even know that there is a problem within your family. Sometimes it takes an outsider to pick up on clues. At Connected Path, our therapists can help uncover underlying issues within your family and get the whole system on a path to a healthier and happier lifestyle together.

Get Family Counseling That You Can Count On!

Our goal is to give you the treatment that you need. Don’t let addiction rip your family apart. Click the button above to send us a message or call (855) 888-2600 to learn more about how family counseling can help you and your family.