by Kendra Winn
Can you relate to having a desire to beat addiction? Has a fear of stumbling and walking alone been a roadblock to your recovery? Is there someone you love who is also struggling with the perils of addiction’s grip? Do they have the same desire to get away from the crippling effects of their lifestyle? You both can enjoy getting your lives back on track with our treatment facility’s couples’ recovery program. We tend to think of addiction recovery as a solitary maneuver with a group of strangers and professionals. However, our ways to help you recover and to be the person you want to be, have changed from yesterday’s traditional approach to an atmosphere of familiarity. Struggling with addiction alone can leave you feeling hopeless and defeated. That’s why we have opened up our center to treating not only the individual but also those who may be going through addiction with you.
What exactly does it look like for couples recovering together? We hope to provide you with an outcome that will give you a stronger bond and relationship with your loved one while giving you the necessary tools for gaining triumph over the foe of dependency. Our goals are to establish foundational instructions and objectives tailored to the specific needs of each person. We also want to provide the highest level of care by equipping you with a real person who can empower you both by giving you the resources most beneficial to helping you meet your recovery goals. Couples therapy aims at reducing the tension and conflict that may arise when challenges that test your will to succeed arise. Therapy for couples is truly designed to restore ruptured relationships while stimulating a productive walk forward to meet both people’s milestones.
Realistically, you can expect our group to take time to listen to each of you. Your needs are why we are here. With confidentiality being our professional priority, having the freedom to allow us to personalize your treatment plan gives you control over how successful you will be. We will be with you each step of the way, and help you at your pace. When one of our counselors meets with you as a couple, you will be allowed to voice your concerns and the expectations you have, and your aide will be able to design a plan that will provide the best possible introduction to wellness. Though the groundwork for the treatment plan specifically made for you may seem too basic, we want you to know that working the plan together will make all the difference. Our staff is carefully chosen based on the highest credentials and working knowledge of helping people. They have the heart for serving people. If it were not so, we would not have them here. A careful review of your needs from our counselors will help them to create better a plan that works for your recovery. They will consider what is most important to you and your spouse, and detail a blueprint which will show you both how recovery is possible not just for one of you: but for both of you! Sometimes the stress of withdrawing can cause emotional disruptions among couples. Because we take a look at every aspect of the healing process, we expect some bumps in recovery, and we are here to help you handle them. Gaining your life back after addiction comes in steps. They are not all smooth, and they are not all easy. The challenges that you face and conquer together will strengthen you in the long run: you just have to trust the process. Withdraw can have some negative impacts on your relationships. At our facility, we support you during every trial and misunderstanding. Getting you to your goal is as important to us as it is to you. As you walk forward with your significant other during recovery, you will find that they may desire the same replacement for addiction as you do, and you may also learn that their weaknesses are your strengths, which make you a great team for recovery!
Overcoming an addiction alone may feel like an insurmountable task. The one struggling along the side of you may be the only one who completely understands the hardship you face. Does success seem possible if you could recover with that one that you love and trust? Drug and alcohol abuse can leave you feeling very isolated and scared. You do not have to take these steps alone. Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction can benefit you just as just as much as it can provide recovery and healing for those you love. We want you to experience the benefit of recovery with a loved one.
Addiction is hard for every person at any age. It is a subtle darkness that envelops more than just one person before knowing what happened. In most cases, drugs and alcohol begin as a social or medical association. Before long, addiction is blinding and binding. It comes with no rhyme or reason, though it may come with hidden triggers. What is an addiction? It is an escape from reality. It can be a way to overcome your insecurities. The reality of addiction is that it is a trap, bondage, and a heavy chain. Stepping outside of the darkness that veils the truth of drug or alcohol abuse can be similar to finding a previous wound that never healed. You wonder suddenly what the cause of it was, and you question how did it ever get so bad? Whether the addiction forms in a gradual state or rapid succession, there is no doubt of the wounds they will cause. People suffering from addiction come from all walks of life: all backgrounds, all races, all over the world. There is no one immune to having a dependence on drugs or alcohol. What a person does have control over is deciding to end the cycle that can destroy lives.
Statistically, 1 in 5 individuals in a recovery program is likely to succeed. That is only 20% of the population who is trying to gain their life back from drugs or alcohol. Those between the ages of 25 and 49 have the highest rate of admission into a treatment facility. Addiction affects millions more, either personally or by relation. Those brave enough to get help are usually ushered through a program without attention to the greater healing aspects of emotional repair and salvaging damaged relationships. Programs will offer the needed group support, counseling, and facility to protect you during your most vulnerable time, but is it enough? According to American Addiction Centers, only about 10% of those who need rehabilitation from drugs are receiving the treatment that will help them. That leaves 90% who have not received help. Without help, their spiral of addiction continues.
Relapse can often send even the most determined individual into a state of discouragement and even depression. It leads to an attitude of despondency or even hopelessness because the goal now seems unattainable. Recovery takes work and getting back up after a relapse can seem pointless. Reverting to a harmful lifestyle, even once, will have an adverse reaction from those who were skeptical about your plan to succeed. The statistics involved around relapse are tricky, however, because certain variables are used to attain them. Rock bottom must happen before you want recovery, and your recovery depends on your purpose to achieve the life you want. It can happen!
You may be wondering how the average solitary recovery program works. In most cases, trying to recover with the basic tools given to you by a treatment facility leaves you with questions and little to no accountability. Not having someone to talk out your sessions with makes getting answers more difficult than if you were able to discuss sensitive matters with someone you intimately trust freely. Some things are not easy to talk about when it comes to addiction, especially when you are talking with someone you have met only for a few hours. Sharing your burdens with your partner in addiction recovery may potentially aid you in speaking with a counselor at the treatment center and further your progress. Recovering alone can also stimulate relapse. Having someone to guide you through temptations that will hinder you from reaching your goals will help you beat addiction. Doing this alongside a person who will help you remember the importance of the fight and help you navigate those hard turns in the road.
At our treatment facility, we want to offer you the assistance that will be most beneficial to your recovery: a partnering addict. It could be a spouse or a significant other. Couples in recovery have a larger recovery rate than any solitary program in the country. Why is that? With your partner, you will receive tools to help you reach healthy goals, a plan to focus your recreation time toward more productive to recovery, constructively give reasonable guidelines for success, and you will receive accountability by someone who supports your decision. Your loved one will be more than a valuable sponsor to you: they are someone who is willing to go through the battle with you unconditionally. Those in your life who have seen your toughest moments will be encouraged to watch you grow and meet milestones in your recovery: all while cheering you on the right by your side. Together you will focus on your healing first, but before long the relationship between you that was once suffering and revolving around strongholds will begin to be restored. Recovering with the background of a strong personal relationship transitions recovery from the individual effort to a team effort, and it balances out the burden you feel. Attending therapy with your spouse may improve your relationship. What was damaged by mistrust or hurtful words or actions, can begin to repair in a controlled setting. Therapy sessions attended together will grant both parties a chance to connect. It will give you both an avenue to bring pleasure to your relationship once again out of a place of deep pain. Instead of putting the focus on the problem, which enabled the addiction, we like to emphasize the potential of the right direction. Dealing with the addiction together facilitates an atmosphere of understanding and working together for the greater cause. Consider the time you will spend in therapy with your loved one. It will not just be a time of helping your loved one through the challenges of addiction, but you will also be counseled to be the best asset. You will answer pointed questions, but they are not meant to harm. In fact, you may be surprised at the insight they will provide to help you more appropriately respond to symptoms and behaviors related to addictions.
Recovery is just as important for the overcoming individual as it is for your sidekick who wants to see you well again. Your greatest support system is found closest to you: a close friend or partner in a relationship that desires to succeed with you. Why not give the one close in heart to you the chance to change for the better? Your success is very important to the ones who love you and taking the time to recover as a couple is an opportunity to take charge in healing.
Family involved therapy is another opportunity we provide to our clients who want to beat addiction. Can recovery happen when an individual puts his mind to it? Emphatically, yes! Consider how much encouragement boosts confidence. It’s time to overcome the snares of addiction, and you can be the added strength for those in your tribe who need help as not to fight alone.
Given the mainstream pop culture in society today, we can understand the negative influences that pressure America’s youth into a lifestyle of addiction. Glamorizing drug or alcohol use is frequently seen by those idolized by teenagers. When a parent sees a young person through the ups and downs of any addiction, their chief concern is doing all possible to help facilitate a full life of happiness once again. At our centers, we can constructively guide what may seem a tense and uncomfortable situation of heartache into a sensitive design to help your closest relationships restore. Parents attending recovery with a child they love can be viewed as help thanks to the preparation and training of our mentors and counselors.
Watching a parent or parental figure in your life battle with addiction can be just as painful. Consider attending treatment sessions with your parent and letting them know you unconditionally love them and support their need to be independent of the chains of addiction. Reassuring the ones who care the most for you makes recovery very productive and worth the fight.
Fighting the giant of addiction can be overwhelming. Even in a program that offers 24-hour support, sponsors, and hotlines, you can begin to feel alone in high-pressure moments. Trying to change your daily routine to separate from harmful influences would be more manageable having someone else to lean on. Addiction is an enormous villain that can steal away the happiness from life. The uphill battle can be tough when you grow weary. Gentle support from your companion will greatly enhance not only your recovery time but also your resolve to get well. The theory of replacement can act as a rewarding agent to both parties in recovery. For the most fruitful recovery process, you must realize the need to introduce some positive activities into your life where you once may have abused drugs or alcohol. Filling in the time gaps, or altering your daily routine for the better will avert cravings or triggers associated with relapse. Your partner in therapy can not only help you with tools in overcoming your addiction but also participate with you to continue encouraging your commitment to do right.
Bringing someone through recovery with you gives you a sense of ease. The mountain does not look as big when someone is willing to climb it with you. Those who seek help with a companion find it is more helpful to recovering and completing treatment, and even essential to success, versus going through an addition program alone. Whether you are the person seeking help, one who is encouraged to fight addiction’s battle, or whether you are a supportive spouse or family member, we welcome you to take a chance on improving your lifestyle as a whole. Give us a call to find out more of our benefits as we work with families on the road to recovery.
Couples therapy is an amazing way to support someone you care for deeply. Building trust takes a long time to repair once broken; however attending treatment together can bring a fuller understanding to each party. Differences may be resolved, misgivings about truthfulness during a therapy session will be removed, and truth can safely and freely move about the room.