Aftercare With Family

Aftercare typically involves a wide variety of continuing care. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “The process of recovery is highly personal and occurs via many pathways” and “may include clinical treatment, medications, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, self-care, and other approaches.” Families in recovery might require additional support services to ensure the well-being of all family members and to maintain a healthy home environment. At The Family Place, we encourage all family members to focus on personal growth and healing to provide a healthy foundation for ongoing recovery.

Aftercare With Family

Family Support and Maintaining Sobriety 

Maintaining sobriety and managing the symptoms of substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring conditions is essential to continuing recovery. According to the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, “Families can help their loved one in several ways,” including:

  • “Facilitate their involvement in treatment”
  • Attend sessions together to address the SUD and recovery needs”
  • “Engage in ongoing discussions about recovery and what can and cannot be done to help the member with the SUD”
  • “Point out early warning signs of relapse that their loved one may ignore”
  • “Help them stabilize from a relapse should one occur” 

Family members often know you best, and they may notice the signs of potential setbacks before they become an issue. By relying on loved ones to have your best interest at heart, you broaden the support system that can keep you moving forward during difficult moments. 

Family Therapy and Family-Focused Care 

Family members can rebuild trust and strengthen bonds using various family-focused therapeutic methods. The most common continuing care for families is individual psychotherapy combined with family therapy. In addition, many family members also choose to attend support group meetings for the loved ones of people recovering from substance misuse. To learn more about how we can connect you with these services, visit our What Is Ala-non page. 

Family and behavioral therapies can address toxic dynamics and codependent behaviors in family and close friends. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Family Behavior Therapy (FBT), which has demonstrated positive results in both adults and adolescents, is aimed at addressing not only substance use problems but other co-occurring problems as well, such as conduct disorders, child mistreatment, depression, family conflict, and unemployment.” The clinical team at The Family Place will make sure you and your family have access to the best treatment for your situation. 

Transitioning to a Sober Living Community 

The Family Place offers a continuum of care that includes a vibrant sober living community where individuals who need extra time in a structured environment can maintain accountability and sobriety. Peer support is an essential part of recovery, and sharing a living space with others who have similar life experiences can provide motivation and inspiration. Learn more by reading our Levels of Care page.

Aftercare and Motherhood

Parental responsibilities can significantly increase stress and cravings for pregnant women or new mothers in recovery. Managing symptoms is a top priority to ensure mother and baby remain healthy. We create a tailored treatment plan for all pregnant clients and ensure it accommodates regular medical check-ups with an outside OB-GYN and other necessary medical appointments. 

Most pregnant women in crisis choose to use medication-assisted treatment (MAT) until after the pregnancy to avoid causing any issues with the baby’s health. We have expert clinicians who can help you make the right choice for your recovery. The MAT process usually involves slowly tapering off the addictive substance and substituting it with something less harmful. Benefits of MAT during pregnancy include: 

  • Less severe symptoms 
  • Better symptom management 
  • Decreased risk of relapse or overdose 
  • Lower risk of harm to the baby 

Case Management and Aftercare Resources 

Your case manager will work with you and the clinical team to determine the aftercare services and resources necessary to ensure a smooth transition to independent sobriety. Families and close friends of individuals in recovery at The Family Place can take advantage of the resources offered by our case managers. We provide details on local private or community-based groups and advocacy organizations that assist families with the recovery process. Some of the information we supply includes meeting times and locations of support groups for the friends and families of people struggling with addiction, including:

  • Ala-non (Al-Anon) and Ala-teen 
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) 
  • Other local groups 

The case manager can also make sure you and your family have contact details and information about other local groups that offer a wide range of services. Our aftercare plan for families includes: 

  • Providing contact information for private and community-based family support
  • Assisting with locating and applying for housing, financial, and job placement services 
  • Relapse prevention strategies 
  • Safety plans and establishing a support system 

You are not alone. Every city and state has resources available to assist families in healing from the effects of substance misuse.

Overcoming Aftercare Challenges Related to Pregnancy 

Pregnant women have unique challenges to overcome during aftercare, including: 

  • Planning for giving birth and raising a child
  • Maintaining the health and safety of their baby 
  • Preparing financially to support a family
  • Coping with possible relationship or legal issues caused by previous substance misuse 

Mothers in recovery often face harsh stigmas and isolation from friends and family. The loss of support can increase the risk of relapse and potentially harm the baby. The Family Place prioritizes protecting mothers and their unborn children by providing a safe and comfortable place where they can plan for their immediate future and stabilize their symptoms. 

We ensure family members and close friends of individuals in recovery can access resources and support to help them cope with setbacks or challenges they may face. The Family Place offers comprehensive, family-focused rehabilitation programs for men, women, and pregnant mothers in crisis. To speak with one of our dedicated intake specialists, call us today at 1-800-501-7796.

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