Support for Families

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"As with the treatment of any illness, whether it be physical, social, mental or emotional, family can play a central role in how the course of treatment plays out. Some of this is why the field of family work was created and has been studied for years and years.
Within the world of addiction sciences, like we said before, family CAN play a big role but most treatment programs focus only on the individual. We know that addiction treatment and the recovery process can beand often isdeeply personal, but it can also make a world of difference to include the family in this sort of thing.
Family members and close friends often witness the mindsand sometimes bodiesof their loved ones change during the struggle with addiction, regardless of the substance used. They endure difficult home situations alongside the person who is facing the addiction. Trust and communication can become compromised in part from fighting, arguments, or internal struggles or from the lack of communication skills that promote healthy communication.
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Often during these tense circumstances, misunderstandings and arguments turn into the "normal" methods of communication for families or friends that are on edge and feeling the pressure. Eventually, what may have once been known as "a happy home" becomes a must darker place of confusion, hopelessness, and despair.
More unfortunately, some parents may even lose their children "to the streets". This can happen as the person struggling with cravings for certain substances seeks out more of the substances they feel they so desperately need. This can endanger relationships, careers, and education, as well as health.
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Family members of those struggling with addiction also often begin to display symptoms of codependency. This is usually a type of coping method that is meant to help them handle the stress from the unpredictable behavior of their loved one with an addiction. Often, family members do notor will notrealize when they are enabling their loved ones. This can be particularly difficult to recognize since most often their intentions are to help them."

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