Substance use disorder (SUD) impacts every family member in some way. Close family members, including children, parents, siblings, and spouses are more likely to be affected. The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) stated, “In the United States, about 1 in 8 children ages 17 or younger are living in households with at least one parent who has a substance use disorder.”
The clinical team at The Family Place takes steps to prepare parents for recovery by providing the following:
- Family therapy
- Family support services
- Pregnant program for women
- Educational classes on parental life skills
- Access to community resources
The Importance of Family Support During Recovery
Your family and close friends will impact how you view yourself, treatment, and sobriety. On our Family Dynamics page, we go into further detail about how substance misuse and dual diagnosis can impact family and social relationships. We encourage clients to include loved ones, including family and close friends, in the rehabilitation and recovery process. Expanding your support system will decrease the risk of relapse after you transition out of treatment.
Your case manager will make sure you have the proper referrals and information about community-based programs and groups, including:
- 12-Step meetings
- Family and individual therapists
- Medical centers or doctor offices
- Additional parenting or co-parenting classes
Part of family support includes repairing relationships that may have been damaged by substance misuse or related issues. We offer anger management classes, individual therapy, and trauma therapy to help you heal and grow stronger relationships with loved ones.
The Family Place Facility
One thing that sets our programs apart from other rehabilitation centers is the family-like atmosphere. The facility at The Family Place includes several 2,000-square-foot homes where our clients stay. The intimate environment is ideal for ensuring a sense of comfort and security. In addition, we encourage family members to participate in the recovery and rehabilitation process by attending therapy and joining family members in other activities or events.
No two cases are the same and we tailor each treatment plan to meet the needs of individual clients. Our facility has a cozy 5,000-square-foot main building where you will spend the majority of your time attending classes, therapy, and community events.
Pregnant Program and Parental Education
Parents have unique challenges and require personalized treatment plans that include education about parenting during recovery and working to create healthy family dynamics.
We ensure that pregnant women in crisis have access to inpatient and outpatient care, including a sober living community where they will have a stable, structured environment and parental development resources, including:
- “Mommy and Me” classes
- Breastfeeding classes
- Sexual education
- Co-parenting classes
- “Moms in Recovery”
Parents coming into our program will also have access to family therapy, education on parenting during recovery, and the opportunity to include family members in various aspects of the recovery process. The clinical team collaborates with pregnant women to ensure they receive the best support to prepare them for long-term recovery and maintain sobriety after completing the program.
Our Family Program
Our family program primarily focuses on preparing parents affected by substance misuse for long-term recovery by providing skill development, educational classes, and family therapy. According to Social Work in Public Health, “SUDs negatively affect emotional and behavioral patterns from the inception of the family, resulting in poor outcomes for the children and adults with SUDs.” We counter any negative side effects or symptoms of substance misuse by addressing the root cause of the condition, which usually involves working through past trauma.
The Family Place Values
The Family Place provides a space where men, women, and pregnant mothers in crisis can go to get the help they need to heal from the effects of SUD. The values we incorporate into our programs include:
Our programs are designed to decrease the negative effects of substance use and mental health disorders. The dedicated men and women at The Family Place have made it a priority to create an inclusive, family-like environment where every client feels heard, understood, and supported. You do not have to continue struggling alone with the damaging effects of addictive behaviors. Learn more by reading our Who We Are page.
Family Therapy and Other Resources
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Use of alcohol and drugs can influence family dynamics, communication styles, patterns of conflict, and cohesion (degree of closeness with one another), among other effects.” That’s why we provide family therapy and other resources, including:
- Information on community housing, job placement, and financial support services
- Assistance getting access to essential items for new mothers like baby clothing, diapers, and baby formula
- Aftercare referrals to family-based counseling
Family Support During Continuing Care
Aftercare and alumni services focus on providing comprehensive support, including referrals, information on local resources, and a reliable place to reach for assistance during ongoing recovery. You are not alone. We make it easier to transfer from treatment to independent long-term recovery by giving each client a solid foundation of self-confidence, increased self-awareness, healthy coping mechanisms, and other essential skills.
Addictive behaviors impact everyone within your family and close community. You can make the choice to start recovering for your own sake and the sake of your loved ones. Everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy life, and at The Family Place, you can start your healing journey today.
Family support can positively impact all areas of recovery and the treatment process. The Family Place focuses on providing a family-like environment and community where everyone feels welcomed and supported throughout the rehabilitation process. If you or a loved one struggles with substance use, the time to seek help is now. To speak with one of our qualified intake specialists, call our office today at 1-800-501-7796.