What We Do
Many couples that are struggling with addiction have a difficult time finding an substance abuse treatment center that will accept both members of the couple at the same time. We specialize in helping couples, whether they are married or not, both recover from substance abuse at the same facility. Many facilities feel that couples should be separated due to the amount of self-work each person has to do while in treatment for substance abuse. Our partnered treatment facilities believe that it is possible for a committed couple to simultaneously recover from addiction. We even feel that recovering together is beneficial to each person’s individual recovery as well as to the relationship. Our partners have discovered a healthy balance between focusing on individual recovery as well as providing support to one another. We can help you and your significant other discover the freedom and new life that sobriety can bring. A life that doesn’t involve drugs or alcohol tainting the health and happiness of your relationship.
Couples who are both struggling with addiction
Addiction is a family disease, and that rings very true when it effects both people involved in a relationship. Addiction steals from your relationship, quickly turning it unhealthy. Many times both partners are unhappy and the addiction has created an emotional disconnect. This leads to a lot of arguing which can possibly turn violent while one (or both) of the partners is under the influence. Addiction becomes the center in which the relationship is focused on, which breaks down the trust and security aspects of the partnership. All of these negative issues create a cyclical pattern that actually increases substance use. Partners use to escape the problems and stress in their relationship, which in turn creates more issues. This is why it is very important for couples to seek drug and alcohol rehabilitation together. This will give them a fighting chance to save their relationship as well as work on their individual sobriety.
Our programs allow growth as a healthy and sober couple
This scenario is a lot more common than you think. Many people who abuse drugs or alcohol make friends with, date, and marry people who are also addicts themselves. By nature, addicts tend to surround themselves with others who are most like themselves. Please know that if you and your partner are both struggling with addiction, that you are not alone. Our partners offer programs that are specifically designed for couples in which both people are struggling with addiction. These programs are tailored to help each person recover as a healthy individual but also grow and heal together as a couple. It is important that both of these steps be taken during recovery and to not just work on the romantic relationship. An individual needs to be in a total healthy state; emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically, to be a member of a functional romantic relationship. Once an addict has become more balanced and functional as in individual, then it is time to work on rebuilding their romantic relationship through behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and drug abuse (couples behavioral therapy). Couples behavioral therapy is offered as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan. This type of therapy will help to heal and grow the relationship that was once tainted with addiction.