Addiction Treatment Family Therapy on Long Island

Addiction Treatment on Long Island - Family Therapy



Families who struggle with addiction problem experienced by a member of the family can benefit significantly from family education and counseling therapies. These therapies are designed to help both the individual and their loved ones heal from addiction by structuring an interpersonal support network while receiving intensive therapeutic treatment services. Family education and counseling also aims to improve unhealthy interactions between family members by teaching effective communication skills and techniques, helping the family reach a better level of understanding of their individual needs, and repair any damages caused by previous confrontations or conflicts between family members.

It is crucial for families to get the help they need from family education and counseling services, as the negative effects of drug and alcohol addiction can often dismantle a healthy family structure. Drug and alcohol addiction can cause a multitude of psychological and physical problems in the family such as: enabling (helping the addicted family member feed or continue their addiction either intentionally or unintentionally), domestic fights and verbal abuse and other related issues. Although the person who is addicted or abusing substances is often against the idea of seeking professional help, family members can encourage or motivate the person by seeking help and support from treatment programs, interventions, or look into treatment options to show the individual that they care and believe recovery is possible. It’s important to take action and seek addiction treatment before a crisis such as a fatal overdose or severe health complications occurs.

Long Island Center for Recovery family counseling program aims to:

  • Increase family communication, thereby increasing client motivation for recovery
  • Help loved ones realize that the client's substance use disorder is intertwined with problems in the family and that their support is needed in the treatment
  • Identify and change negative family patterns that work against recovery
  • Prepare family members for what to expect in early recovery
  • Educate the family members about relapse warning signs
  • Help family members address feelings of anger, shame, and guilt and resolve issues relating to trust and intimacy
  • Encourage family members to obtain long-term support

For information about the type of treatment program that is best suited for your particular situation, please call us and talk to one of our Intake Coordinators on Long Island, NY. Local callers contact us at 631.728.3100 or toll free at 800.344.5427.
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Family Therapy on Long Island
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