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The Role of Family in Opioid Recovery

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Rehab can restore life and health to people and their families.

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By the time a person decides to go to rehab, they have been through a lot. Their family has, too.

Along the way, chances are good that things were said and done that nobody could have imagined before opioids entered the picture. Relationships are strained and sometimes broken. There may also be a sticky mess of legal and financial issues.

Going to rehab is a great first step, however, it doesn’t magically repair the damage that has been done. Rehab oftentimes isn’t just about detoxing from drugs – it’s also about rebuilding a life and restoring connections.

Substance Abuse Family Support

At a good treatment program, doctors, nurses and therapists will all be working to heal your loved one in every way. They will work with your loved one psychologically, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Family therapy is also an important part of the process.

There are two primary objectives of family therapy, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).

The first is to teach you how to support your loved one while in recovery. The second is to strengthen the emotional health of the entire family unit.

Specifically, SAMSHA talks about embracing forgiveness, hope, peace and strength. Family members learn new and positive ways of communicating with each other.

That’s no small task. That’s why it’s so important to start the hard work while your loved one is still in rehab. You will have the help of trained therapists.

Then, when your family member returns home, everyone will have learned a new set of tools to navigate the future. You’ll be able to conquer all of the joys and challenges it holds.

Recovering from Opioid Addiction at The Raleigh House

As hopeless as you may feel, it’s important to remember that there is a way out. At The Raleigh House, we have a team of trained therapists who will work with your loved one to come up with a recovery plan tailored to his or her needs. The goal isn’t just to get off heroin or painkillers, but to build a full and meaningful life. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the heroin addiction treatment program or the painkiller addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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