During drug and alcohol addiction, it can cause significant amounts of damage to the family unit. Sometimes a person’s dependence takes over their life, and they’re unable to stop using the drug, even if they want to do so. Other times, hurtful words and actions leave long-lasting damage. At Midwest Detox, we offer a range of services to try and piece back together, including family therapy and intervention services.
What Is an Intervention?
An intervention aims to show someone who is reluctant to get help for drug or alcohol addiction that they need to do so. In most cases, interventions happen before addiction therapy occurs. This period is an opportunity for loved ones to show a person that their condition is damaging the family unit. An intervention often includes a group of those who are closest to the person who needs treatment. Each person communicates what the addiction has caused to them and what they are experiencing.
The goal is to get a person to realize they need treatment. This realization may be done by presenting a request that the family members may not provide support and guidance for that person until they get treatment. When it comes to interventions in the Ohio area, remember that these happen before addiction therapy.
Interventions serve several purposes:
- Help a person using drugs to realize their actions impact others
- Encourage a person to get treatment for their addiction
- Create new consequences for continuing to use drugs, such as not having access to financial support
- Developing healthier boundaries across the family unit
In most cases, it’s not necessary for people outside of the family unit to be involved in an intervention. In fact, we recommend that only a few people be involved.
What About Family Therapy?
Family therapy is a treatment option where family members have the opportunity to come together to heal together. In family therapy, the focus is not on just the person with the addiction but the family unit. Outside of addiction therapy programs, this may mean learning to communicate and overcoming challenges in the family.
In addiction treatment, family therapy happens after a person is already working on healing in a treatment program. At this point, the goal is not to lay blame or to point fingers but to learn about the addiction more fully. It will also include working to heal old wounds so that family members can support a loved one in the addiction recovery process.
Family therapy offers several benefits, including:
- Help family members learn about the disease of addiction a person has
- Creates new communication tools for the family unit as a whole
- Works to move families past the damage
- Encourages supportive family units to help a person avoid relapse
- Creates opportunities for healing after dependence is broken
- If an addiction has caused significant harm to the family unit, a family therapy program may be able to help them.
Put Your Trust in Midwest Detox
There is no doubt addiction impacts the entire family unit in various ways. Yet, the type of therapy necessary and when the treatment program provides it may vary. Our team offers comprehensive support for both interventions and family therapy. When you are unsure what to do about a loved one that needs help but is unwilling to get that support, reach out to our team. We’ll provide you with insight into creating an intervention.
While you can start family therapy before addiction treatment, the primary goal is to help addiction under control. Doing that allows for the healing process to begin. Then a person is more receptive to healing through family therapy.
Some of the additional therapies we offer that may offer help include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy programs
- Group therapy programs
- Family therapy programs
Through our family therapy services, Midwest Detox can provide you with all the support you need to heal. If you believe an intervention is necessary to get your loved one into treatment, reach out to our team for guidance and support as well. To learn more about what we can do, call 833.647.0392 or reach out to us online now.