How does Family Therapy for Drug Addiction work?
Family therapists often have sessions with 2 or more willing members of the family in order to understand any issues because of the person’s substance abuse or other personal issues that the family might be impacted by. Thus, family therapists look for ways the family can act as a support system for the addicted individual helping them in their recovery.
What are the benefits of Family Therapy for Drug Addiction?
It helps –
- resolve family issues,
- resolve any maladaptive transgenerational patterns in the family,
- improves the mental and physical state of the whole family,
- address behaviours such as co-dependency that inhibits recovery,
- enhances relationship quality and communication styles,
- helps the addicted individual gain awareness of how their substance use impacts the family,
- teaches family members to engage in self-care for their well-being,
- helps families become aware of and avoid behaviours that enable the individual’s addiction,
- helps to prevent the negative impact of substance use on the family system.
How many numbers of sessions are required?
It depends on the time required to address the unique challenges that the family faces.