Though men and women trapped by drug and alcohol addiction or mental and behavioral health disorders feel isolated, their struggles impact everyone around them—especially family members. As substance dependency and behavioral changes escalate, families are left to sort through the ashes of anger, despair and hopeless.
While an addicted loved one is in rehab, the family must also begin to heal. Family wounds could be raw, or they may have scarred over after years of codependency, enabling or estrangement. To rebuild healthy family interactions, heal open wounds, break codependencies and repair bonds, Guardian Recovery Network offers an intensive three-day workshop for family members.
The family plays a central role in the adequate treatment of substance abuse and dependence. Extensive research points toward the fact that when the loved ones of a client are actively engaged in his or her recovery, the likelihood of maintaining sobriety long-term increases significantly. According to an article published by the US National Library of Medicine, “Families are significantly impacted by addictions and family involvement in treatment can reduce the harms and can also improve treatment entry, treatment completion and treatment outcomes for the individual coping with an addiction.” At Guardian Recovery Network we place a strong emphasis on family involvement.