Family members need recovery, too
Learn more about family healing
While your loved one takes his or her first steps to begin their recovery journey, the rest of the family must now work on their recovery. Family Recovery Resource Experts will help you develop your shared goals as a family to paint a clearer picture of what is to come.
Whether they enter treatment through a collaborative intervention or of their own accord, when your loved one starts getting the help they need, it can bring an immediate sense of relief. But there is still work to be done. Once your family has committed to change, there are several key points to keep in mind.
A new recovery experience
Not everything will make sense right away. For example, if your loved one is in residential or in-patient treatment, you may wonder why you have limited communication with them. It’s important to trust the process. Recovery doesn’t happen at once; it takes time and the right combination of care methods for your family to heal, so acknowledge there’s still work to do.
You may be excited about your loved one’s potential in recovery—having hope is good, but don’t make promises to yourself or your loved one. When you voice expectations, oftentimes your loved one will only hear that they are inadequate. Be present, embrace unknowns and acknowledge the courage it takes to seek help.
Practice healthy living and stress-reducing activities so you form healthy habits. Engage in self-care to improve your mental and emotional well-being. Meet with a behavioral health consultancy and ask for help.
When you ask for help, Family Recovery Resource Experts takes a trauma-informed approach to lead your family into recovery from addiction or mental illness. This means that we use principles of safety, trustworthiness, collaboration and empowerment as we examine the issues driving a wedge between loved ones. Taking a look inward helps to untangle the web of emotions you have experienced and gain fresh perspective on the progress to be made.
And ultimately, you will learn to take care of yourself so that you can practice your own healing journey.
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Get in touch for an initial consultation with our team of compassionate, experienced professionals. There is never a wrong time to get help.
Watch this short video to learn what to expect when getting the process started with FRrē.
Download our free ebook “Helping the Whole Family Heal”
If a loved one is receiving help for addiction or mental health issues, what support is the rest of the family getting? Download our free ebook, “Helping the Whole Family Heal” to learn about help available for the whole family.