If you or your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, this may be a frightening time for you. You know you need to seek addiction treatment, but you’re concerned about your family as well. You’re wondering if you should choose an addiction treatment program that involves your family or whether you or your loved one who has an addiction should go it alone. You may be embarrassed by the addiction, or maybe this addiction has put a strain on your family’s relationships. Maybe they just don’t understand how someone could get addicted to drugs and alcohol. If this is the case for you, reach out to the experts at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge today at 844.442.8673.
Drugs and Alcohol: A Nationwide Epidemic
According to the United States government, millions of people used illicit drugs in 2019, and the number keeps rising. With alcohol use disorder (AUD), the numbers are even more frightening. Addiction treatment is needed now more than ever as the addiction rates increase. You and your family have gotten caught up in the nationwide epidemic of substance use disorders.
Addiction is not a failure of character but a disorder. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we know it takes courage and faith in Jesus Christ to admit that you or a family member has an addiction problem and needs help. It’s essential to have your family participate in your or your loved one’s addiction treatment program.
Why Your Family Need to Be Involved in Your Addiction Treatment
If you’re addicted to drugs and alcohol, it’s tempting to try to protect your family from your addiction. Alternatively, you may think they will make matters worse if they become involved in your addiction treatment. Nothing could be further from the truth. No matter what terms you are in with your family, you should include your family in any addiction program. Families have strong bonds that can help a family member stay in an addiction treatment program. They can be strong for you when you need them to be. They can be the emotional support you need when you’re craving the substance you abuse. In addition, they can help strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ when all appears lost. But your family needs to learn to support you in healthy ways, and they need help too when dealing with your addiction.
Why Your Family Needs a Family Therapy Program
Addiction doesn’t just affect the person using the substance. It affects everyone who is close to the person who has the dependency. A family therapy program can help your family understand the root causes of the addiction. It can also teach your family members to become better at positive communication and support. When a person is addicted to drugs and alcohol, the individual isn’t the only person affected. Your family is deeply affected by the addicted person and their behaviors. Your family can learn to be supportive without being enablers and codependents. At the same time, they learn what behaviors can aggravate drug and alcohol abuse. At the same time, family members can be hurt, angry, or depressed upon learning someone they love has an addiction. A family therapy program is an excellent way for them to learn about addiction and addictive behavior and understand their own feelings.
- Faith-based programs
- Withdrawal management detox men and women
- Treatment for teens with substance use disorders
- Compassion Program — a short-term residential program
- Family therapy programs
If you or a loved one has an alcohol or drug addiction, it’s essential to get assistance right away. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we offer faith-based recovery and offer hope to those who are struggling with substance use disorders. Contact us via our website or at 844.442.8673. We can help you with your addiction.