Here at 449 Recovery, we believe that an improved relationship between the person with the drug or alcohol problem and his or her family is essential to a strong recovery solution. Furthermore, we understand that while focus should be centered on the substance abuser, there is usually a great deal of pain and suffering that has been placed upon the family of the addict or alcoholic.
These small-group sessions and individual counseling sessions help family members, spouses and children alike to deal with the repercussions of drug addiction, alcoholism or other types of addictive challenges.
Family members are usually those who suffer the most when dealing with an addiction and alcoholism. Many times they are the ones who are striving to see a change. The family member may try to throw the drugs out, hide the bottle of alcohol, or confront the user with ultimatums, even threats. Usually they are simply dealing with the symptoms or the results of alcoholism, or a drug addiction, and not the root of the problem. Family members can become frustrated while desperately trying to find a solution to make their family life appear “normal” once again.