Being part of a loved one’s recovery is a profound healing experience for the entire family. When family members can take accountability for mistakes without drowning in guilt, it promotes healing and unity. Mistakes and slip-ups don’t need to cause a landslide. To learn more about our Medford, Oregon family counseling services, contact Sunstone Recovery by calling 855.833.9199 to speak with a therapist.
What to Expect in Family Therapy
When a member of your family is struggling with addiction, people’s attempts to help them might end up causing their downfall. Intervening in a person’s life is easier when you know the facts, strategies, and skills that have worked for other families in your situation. Your Medford family therapist brings a host of well-researched knowledge to bring your family together and address concerns. It may take time to convince people to attend therapy sessions, but attending family therapy becomes an achievable goal with Sunstone’s teletherapy platform. The following are methods for family members to assist in a loved one’s addiction recovery:
- Manage conflict within the family and offer appropriate support
- Assist the person in following treatment recommendations
- Promote complete abstinence from harmful substances
- Advocate for taking part in group therapy
- Assist in the development of coping skills
- Recognize the signs of relapse
- Celebrate successes appropriately
Support Your Family By Attending Family Therapy
A virtual family therapy session can help get everyone on the same page when it comes to a loved one’s addiction recovery. Good communication skills can help decrease residual tension and provide effective support. When a comprehensive family therapy plan is in place, it is important that it be followed. This could require help in getting your loved one to take prescribed medications, attend therapy sessions, and work with their treatment team to stay abreast of any changes in recovery. Remind your family member that total abstinence from using any alcohol or drugs is imperative to their well-being. Learn about the various support groups in your area and how they differ from each other philosophically and in their practice. Help them choose the right group for them to better assist in their recovery.
Your Family Dynamics Matter
To help a loved one develop good coping skills, it takes more than providing a listening ear or shoulder to cry on. Assist your loved one solve problems related to stress by reminding them how far they’ve come and how much they have to lose. Resisting temptation is easier when you have the support of your family. Addressing signs of a potential relapse doesn’t need to derail a family event if you understand the most effective conflict resolution skills. Recognizing signs of a potential relapse can help stop problems before they start.
Reach Out to Sunstone Recovery Today
Nobody knows you as your loved ones do. And nobody cares the same way your family cares. Recovery is hard to do on your own. Having a support group ready to be there for you during what will inevitably be some very tough times is essential for you to turn the corner and make a fresh start. At Sunstone Recovery in Bend, Oregon, we offer individual, group, and family therapy counseling. We are currently serving our clients through a virtual telehealth portal. All our services are offered through the portal during the pandemic. We take our clients’ mental health seriously and invite you to consider us if you live in the Medford, Oregon, area. If your family isn’t functioning in a way that is conducive to recovery, Sunstone’s teletherapy programs can help. We can be reached online or at 855.833.9199 for you to take the first step toward getting the help your family needs.