Family Support & Therapy After Residential Addiction Treatment
One of the main reasons we see such unusually high rates of ongoing success here at AARC is due to the fact that, unlike most traditional residential drug treatment centers, we do not simply cut the cord post-rehab. In fact, we do all that we can in order to best ensure that the family dynamic is addressed (and healed) while also supporting the patient’s ongoing recovery through various pathways.
Arizona Addiction Recovery Center is all about utilizing every possible tool in our arsenal as a means for best ensuring a strong likelihood for maintaining long-term sobriety. For the client this means ongoing recovery & life coaching, maintaining a strong and vibrant alumni community, engaging in ongoing private & group therapy as needed and so forth. In essence, it means not closing the book of recovery just because he or she has completed the residential/inpatient drug treatment process, but rather moving on to the next chapter in the book and building upon a strong preliminary sober foundation…
When it comes to the family, as well as supporting individual family members throughout the recovery process, there are many elements to consider. Whether looking at it from the perspective of the recovering addict/alcoholic or from that of the family (and loved ones), we approach the ongoing therapy and support process with such things in mind as:
- Communication styles used within the the family structure, as well as by each individual member
- Any past issues relating to trauma, abuse, etc.
- Genetic predisposition family-wide relating to drug or alcohol abuse
- Unresolved issues and resentments among family members
- Understanding and processing the nature of why the addict did what they did during addiction
- Objectives moving forward
- And much more…
Often times, while the addict is living in a residential drug rehab setting and thus undergoing the addiction recovery process, the family is left behind to pick the pieces of his or her destruction while in active addiction. The ramifications of this reality can create future scenarios that will jeopardize the patient’s newfound sobriety. In addition, it can also create a substantial breakdown in the overall family structure if not dealt with accordingly.
Healing the family and the newly sober addict/alcoholic
Arizona Addiction Recovery Center provides integrative family therapy and support groups at both, our Phoenix as well as our Scottsdale, AZ treatment centers. Moreover, we provide varied levels of ongoing therapeutic support services for families during both, the inpatient treatment period as well as the aftercare (post-treatment) period.
Since it is AARC’s mission to create long-lasting and proactive platforms for sustained recovery, we will often times utilize the residential treatment period as well as the outpatient period. And while scheduling conflicts among family members can create certain restrictions and immediate stresses, we believe that each member’s active participation can in fact create amazing new pathways for healing and tremendous improvement in overall dynamics!