Having an understanding and supportive family unit can bolster strength and determination. However, there’s no doubt that substance addiction and mental health can also damage relationships.
Family therapy at Tulip Hill sees professional and impartial therapists support clients in making sense of the past and planning for the future. During this time, many make peace with one another and understand how to support one another in the future.
If you are struggling with addiction-related issues, chances are it’s affected your family as well. Here, family therapy is beneficial as it’s specifically designed to meet the needs of families and the mental health issues of its members.
At Tulip Hill, often we provide ninety-day treatment plans to support our clients in securing a new direction in life. Within our treatment plans, three phases can be coordinated.
In the initial phase, i.e., partial hospitalization, clients receive constant care six hours a day, six days a week. As a family, we help them overcome challenges, rebuild their relationships, and create a suitable environment to develop as individuals.
Addiction doesn't happen in a vacuum; it takes shape in a context. If you want to find a solution to substance addiction, you need to find the root cause. Occasionally, we can see both the reason and the solution within the family.
When a family becomes dysfunctional, it takes a toll on other family members. This can, in turn, lead to mental disorders or, in some cases, substance abuse. If someone is already abusing substances, escalated family troubles can increase their usage.
However, there are times when family dynamics aren't the reason behind a member’s addiction. Substance abuse may instead be the problem the family is facing. In either event, families suffer as a consequence.
Throughout family therapy, a trained therapist encourages the client and their family to talk about their problems openly and frankly. From here, assignments such as role-playing and re-enactment of previous uncomfortable scenes are introduced. This method has a proven track record of successfully uncovering the underlying cause behind the client’s predicament.
Family therapy addresses a wide variety of situations and conditions, including addiction. At Tulip Hill, specialists help our clients, and their loved ones examine the underlying causes of addiction, how everyone has been affected by it, and the ways to effectively combat it.
We insist that all voices be heard during our family therapy sessions, and we believe all unresolved issues should be openly discussed. Once the pain and suffering are revealed in their entirety, they can be acknowledged by all family members. In doing so, participants can talk about their pain and let go of the trauma.
Family therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment method. For this very reason, several different forms of family therapy are currently used by therapists. These include family systems therapy, functional family therapy, narrative family therapy, psychoeducation, and supportive family therapy.
At Tulip Hill, our specialists carefully assess the individual’s problems and propose a unique treatment plan compliant with the client’s unique condition. Here, a therapist may utilize a combination of several types of family therapy to help a particular client and their family in their journey toward recovery.
What makes a difference between the various types of therapy is the techniques underlying them. Our therapists will choose a primary technique in line with their orientation and the client’s condition. For family therapy, specialists use three techniques, namely behavioral therapy techniques, psychodynamic techniques, and structural techniques.
The therapist will engage the family in specific actions and activities such as role-playing in the behavioral technique. These are designed to help family members address their issues, focusing on skills training and psychoeducation.
When the psychodynamic technique is employed, the therapist closely analyzes how each family member responds to a certain emotional problem. Henceforth, help is provided in the shape of realizations and insights.
Family therapy is a good option whenever an individual or the family suffers and becomes dysfunctional. Divorce, the loss of a loved one, communication problems, and financial issues are legitimate reasons to receive family therapy.
As individuals dealing with addiction-related issues can create chaos for their families, many mental health specialists recommend family counseling to address addiction and substance abuse. Moreover, the person may have given in to the temptation of substance abuse due to family trauma. In either case, it’s always a wise idea to attempt to resolve such issues in the family context.
Family therapy is a practical approach to tackle addiction-related issues. At Tulip Hill, we use family counseling as a tool toward guaranteeing the achievement of long-term recovery goals for our clients. Family can be the protective rock during the path to recovery. Its importance cannot be denied in your future sobriety.
To find out more about the addiction treatment plans we utilize at Tulip Hill, please contact us.
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