Is Your Loved One Struggling With Addiction?
Watching a loved one do self harm is one of the most difficult things to witness. When it comes to dealing with the situation, it is often very difficult, especially for those closest to the addict. Our team has the experience to help you through this tough time. Get in touch with us today to get help for your loved one.
Family Support is a resource established to assist family members and friends aﬀected by addiction. Family Support Group provides access to knowledgeable professional staﬀ who oﬀer families assistance and support while their loved ones are in treatment at Westminster House.
This component is essential. Addiction aﬀects the whole family. It’s important that loved ones are aware of relapse warning signs, what is enabling and the diﬀerence of detaching with care.
Often families blame themselves or feel tremendous guilt. It is important as the client becomes emotionally healthy that the families do as well. Most of all, when families become part of the process, the outcome of success increases. Families beneﬁt from knowing what is happening at the house day to day. They also beneﬁt by learning the 12-step philosophy and language. This gives the family hope and something to work towards together.
Importance of Families
Family involvement and support is critical to the recovery process – relationships begin to mend from confusion, hurt, and misunderstandings.
Family members are guided to work on their own issues, develop self-care techniques, and learn how to support their loved one. Continuing care recommendations are given to family members to support their ongoing recovery.
It’s challenging to help a loved one struggling with any type of addiction. Sometimes a direct conversation can start the road to recovery. People who struggle with addiction are often in denial about their situation and unwilling to seek treatment. They may not recognize the negative effects their behavior has on themselves and others. Then a more focused approach is needed. You may need to join forces with others and take action through a formal intervention. Please contact us to arrange support and intervention on your loved one. 604-524-5633