Families aren’t just groups of people who live together, they are ecosystems. Our personal development is completely effected by, and often hinges on, the support, love, laughter, neglect, loss & abuse we experience at home. It is where we learn to love, laugh, and cry, where attachments are formed, and detachment is taught healthily or otherwise. Yet when addiction happens to a member of a family, treatment is usually totally focused on them.
Family therapy, couples counseling, self-help support groups for the loved ones of addicts, these are all fantastic forms of help to heal the wounds addiction has caused. So too is attachment & family constellation work for the addicted individual. But without addressing all three sides, the needs of the identified patient (the addict), the needs of the family, and the reintegration of all parties into an evolved state of being, things will never be truly as good as they could be. Not to mention, not doing the “family work” could lead to relapse of the patient, or feelings of resentment on behalf of the family, the patient, or both. This is as true for couples as it is for larger nuclear families.
At CMAR, we support the healing of entire family systems, because it is in healing the system as a whole, that the individual recovers and the system can become and stay whole. It rarely looks the same way twice, but unless the family system is tended to, systemic healing is often impossible. We provide updates to patients’ families weekly (when the proper releases are signed), family therapy weekly (just the family or the family and the patient), provide referrals for more intensive family work, and referrals to high-quality self-help support groups as well. We do all of this because we recognize the crucial role families play in the recovery of a loved one.
If a loved one needs help for an opioid addiction, CMAR is Colorado’s most comprehensive opioid-specific addiction treatment program statewide. We will provide more care for less than any other private organization. This includes support and works with the families and other loved ones in a patient’s life. We do this because we care…
Learn More at www.Colorado-Recovery.com or call (720) 778-2627