"Simply being involved in their everyday lives and being a positive example can show them how to stay free of addiction and trouble"
Like most parents, you will do anything in your power to protect and comfort your children. However, communicating with them becomes harder and harder as they mature. For this reason, it is essential to talk to your kids about the risks of substance abuse early on in their lives. This is a critical and on-going discussion. Using drugs and alcohol can devastate lives.
The truth is that, each year, millions of young adults and teens try alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs for the first time. Most of them won’t become addicted or end up in dire situations (such as wrecking their cars, for example). Yet, a significant number of young people will experience problems, often with detrimental, life-altering consequences.
We’re here to tell you that you can prevent your children from becoming a statistic. Simply being involved in their everyday lives and being a positive example can show them how to stay free of addiction and trouble. Sit down with them and talk honestly and openly. However, it’s important that you practice what you preach.
Sadly, some children will develop a drugs or alcohol dependency despite their parents’ best efforts to keep them safe. That does not indicate that the parent (or child) has failed. Helping an addicted child recover from drug or alcohol dependency is a tough challenge that many parents have to face in today’s world. But there is hope.
"Within the program, families will also learn how to cope with and heal from the addiction’s devastating effects"
At Foundations Wellness Center, we understand that addiction is a family disease. When one family member goes through a crisis, it is felt by the entire family. The individual may feel scared, frustrated, and hopeless, but so do their concerned family members and friends.
Our treatment is focused on the addicted individual, but for the client to truly heal, the family needs to be involved as well. Family involvement and support in the healing process can significantly improve the chance of recovery.
The addiction’s devastating severity afflicts everyone, it just affects the individual differently than it would their parents, spouse, or child.
As such, while the client is enrolled in our treatment program, we actively encourage family members to participate via phone calls and scheduled visits, to be a part of the recovery process. This familial support system will also learn the best practices for keeping the client sober.
Within the program, families will also learn how to cope with and heal from the addiction’s devastating effects. Foundations’ family addiction treatment explores the disease of addiction and how it affects the entire family.
Throughout the family addiction program, we help families understand addiction and begin to identify the dynamics within the family that may contribute to ongoing addiction or hinder recovery. We do so through services geared toward overcoming addiction with the help of family members.
Foundations’ Family Addiction Program includes:
Your family doesn’t have to bear the burden of overcoming a loved one’s addiction alone. Our family addiction program is your lifeline for recovery support. We welcome any family member, partners, and close friends with whom the person in treatment approves of being part of the process.