Addiction is unapologetic when it takes hold of a person’s life, destroying nearly everything in its path. Finances, employment, personal safety, and relationships are all in jeopardy as the addiction threatens to strangle the life of sufferers. We are social creatures by nature and thrive on relationships, but addiction threatens to dissolve even the most solid and robust of them.
At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, we know and understand how relationships are affected by addiction and have structured programs to treat the client and support the family and loved ones.
Are you in a relationship with someone who is struggling with a substance use disorder? Does your addiction place a strain on your relationships? Family and friends act as a necessary support system during treatment and recovery. Strengthening those relationships is just as critical to success.
The caring and professional counselors at the Addiction Recovery Institute of America are standing by, ready and able to help you manage and reconnect with loved ones during the process. If you or a loved one needs addiction treatment, reach out at [Direct].
Deceit, Lies, and Trust Affect Relationships
The lies begin very simply; “Where are you going?”, “What will you be doing?” and “Where did you spend your money?” With each deception, the coverup and secrecy grow larger, putting a wedge of distrust between an addict and their loved ones. Every relationship is founded in trust, and when that trust is eroded, relationships break down and dissolve.
But relationships do not have to end because of addiction. As part of a treatment program at the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, clients and their loved ones share various therapy options to mend the splintered relationships and re-establish a level of trust.
Anger and Violence Toward Loved Ones
Drugs and alcohol can turn even the smallest of arguments into volatile situations. As anger bubbles to the surface, either the addict or their loved ones may lash out in frustration, betrayal, and desperation leading to violence, fear, and shame. Relationships that were once built on love and mutual respect are now shrouded in anger and violence.
The addiction treatment programs at the Addiction Recovery Institute of America not only focus on the treatment and recovery of clients but on helping them to regain control of the emotions and feelings which may lead to anger and violence toward their loved ones.
Addiction treatment therapies may include:
- Drug detox program
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment program
- First responder addiction treatment program
- Group therapy program
- Individual therapy program
- Family therapy program
Helping Versus Enabling
No one wants to see their loved ones consumed by addiction. If you are in a relationship with someone with an addiction, you may find yourself making excuses for them, minimizing the situation, or even taking on responsibility. Are you helping or enabling? When addiction inserts itself into your life and clouds your judgment, you may think you are helping when, in fact, you are simply enabling your loved one’s addiction.
At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America in Florida, we have made it easy for caring loved ones to open the door to healing and end the enabling simply by calling [Direct].
Learn More About Relationships and Addiction at the Addiction Recovery Institute of America
Addiction is a treatable disease that can be overcome and managed with the help and guidance of trained and experienced counselors and therapeutic programs. But it is not done alone. Family therapy is a critical part of the recovery process as any other addiction treatment therapies and is critical to repairing damaged relationships.
If you are ready to move forward with recovery or have a loved one who needs assistance with their addiction, there is no better time than now. Start the process of mending your relationships and helping your loved one by reaching out to us online or calling [Direct] today.