Medications like Suboxone® (buprenorphine), Probuphine® implants (buprenorphine), and methadone help a patient overcome physical symptoms of withdrawal. Yet behavioral counseling helps the patient explore and heal emotional wounds while learning to live a lifestyle of recovery.
With skillfully guided counseling, patients can:
- Repair damage to relationships with friends and family members
- Build confidence and self-esteem
- Correct addictive behaviors
- Develop healthy, positive strategies for coping with cravings and urges to use
In addition to a comprehensive addiction treatment program — which includes therapy assisted by medication, Day Treatment, psychiatric evaluation and care, and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) — Symetria Recovery® offers individual counseling sessions and family counseling sessions designed for patients who are recovering from a painkiller addiction or addiction to heroin.
Individual sessions offer the privacy and emotional space to probe the underlying causes of addiction, while family sessions help patients and their loved ones communicate better and build stronger, more supportive relationships with one another.
All sessions take place in a comfortable and confidential environment and are facilitated by licensed, master’s-level clinicians who are specially trained to help patients deal with the unique challenges of addiction and recovery.
Family Therapy for Substance Use Disorders Helps Achieve Full Recovery
Substance abuse treatment and family therapy frequently go hand in hand. It is often stated that addiction is a family disease; all members of the family unit suffer from the negative consequences of the single family member’s substance abuse problem. No matter how much time an individual spends working toward sobriety, if the most important people in his or her life are not part of that recovery, it can cause problems. In all ways, the family is a system.
If there is one broken part of any system, the entire setup can fail. Family substance abuse counseling explores dynamics such as:
- How certain family members have enabled the person with a substance abuse problem and how to change that behavior
- How familial relationships as well as actions and conflicts can spur substance-seeking behaviors
- How different family members can support sober living after treatment or during recovery
Through multiple types of therapy with the family during substance abuse treatment, the aim is to help each individual overcome his or her emotional challenges that have stemmed from the addiction. However, the primary goal is to create a supportive family unit on which the patient can rely to maintain sober life beyond treatment.
Get Help Fighting Opioid Addiction Today
If you’ve been worried about a loved one, or if you’re concerned about the way you use your pain medication, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for help. To take the first step or to talk to us about family therapy and substance abuse, contact us online or call (888) 782-6966 right away.