Drug and alcohol addiction damages relationships. From the deceit to the feeling of fear, a range of problems can occur, damaging relationships for years to come. However, once a person begins treatment, they’ll have an opportunity to rebuild relationships important and valuable to them. That is often done in family counseling, where you’ll work hand-in-hand with a therapist to overcome that damage.
At Symetria Recovery, our family counseling program is an essential component of recovery for many people. If you are interested in repairing family relationships that may have been damaged due to addiction, we can help.
Rebuilding Relationships Is Critical to Long-Term Success
People need the support of other people, especially when facing some of the most intense times of their life. That’s what happens during addiction recovery. You’ll need someone to help you stay on the right path and listen to your fears. Oftentimes, relationships can do much more, including:
- Provide assistance when you are facing cravings or thoughts of using
- Helping you to overcome the past pain you’ve felt or trauma
- Enabling loved ones to learn about your disease so they know how to be a part of the recovery
- Ensuring you get any medical support you need during the recovery process
- Helping them to see why you’ve struggled so long so the guilt and shame can fade
There are some relationships you may not be able to fix. Sometimes family or friends simply do not want that to occur. Other times, the relationship may be toxic for you. Leaving these relationships and moving on with your life is critical, again, to your long-term recovery.
Rebuilding Trust Takes Time and Work
Family counseling sessions enable people to work through the damage from years prior. They are effective at helping people to create some peace in the home and work through challenges. This type of therapy creates a foundation from which your relationship can grow and flourish. You also have to win back that trust, and your family and friends need to work on rebuilding your trust in them as well. How can you do this?
- Don’t make promises you cannot or will not keep.
- Don’t expect everything to be fine from the first day. Instead, work through disagreements as soon as they happen.
- Communicate openly. Don’t leave anything unsaid that needs to be said.
- Be sure to be respectful. Their feelings matter as much as yours do.
- Constantly work towards building these relationships by listening and actively participating in the healing process.
Each relationship is a bit different. Yet, during drug and alcohol treatment, you’ll have the ability to work with your loved ones on healing one step at a time. Addiction is a disease that many do not understand. Through education, therapy sessions, and opportunities to work together to heal, your relationships may become stronger than ever.
Rebuilding Relationships Starts with Getting Help
You can fix your family. You may be able to rebuild your marriage or have a stronger relationship with your friends again. But, to do that, you have to get professional treatment for addiction and any underlying mental health disorders present. So, let the team at Symetria Recovery start helping you to achieve these goals today.
Through it all, we can be there with a comprehensive treatment program and incredible support for you during treatment and recovery. Learn about some of our programs:
- Outpatient treatment and recovery
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Medication-assisted recovery treatment
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Relapse prevention therapy
Feel Connected to Your Family Again with Help from Symetria Recovery
Relationships may be one of the most difficult parts of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for some people. Yet, with the right tools and support, rebuilding relationships is possible. It may even help create stronger relationships for you. Take the first step by reaching out to Symetria Recovery to get started on your treatment. Call 855.282.4819 or reach out online for the support you need.