Addiction: the disease that makes you too selfish to see the havoc you created or care about the people whose lives you have shattered.
Addiction rips apart families. Family activities, dinners and holidays often fall prey to a member’s substance abuse. Silence, shouting and tears become the normal modes of communication and members begin to isolate more and more. Your loved one’s substance use effects everyone in the family, and you might find yourself distracted at work, thinking about it in the car, having trouble sleeping and even arguing with other family members that share your concerns. It’s devastating. We understand. We’ve been there.
Here at SOBA College Recovery, we believe in the importance of family. Therapy, safe housing, fun activities and getting an education are crucial aspects of our program and help improve the lives of our clients, but maximum recovery happens with family involvement and restoration. We help families heal so that all members can return to their daily routines without distractions.
SOBA College Recovery offers a two-part family program every Thursday. In the first group, we educate family members about boundaries, expectations and the process of treatment. The second group is a multi-family group, where ground rules are set, confidentiality is explained, and everyone gets to know each other. Families realize that they are not alone, because they meet others who have dealt with an addicted child. A weekly psychoeducation lesson is followed up by individual sharing and support. Families get to know each other over the course of several months. They end up listening, talking, laughing, crying and rooting for each other. It is a community of families.
SOBA College Recovery is here to help your family heal. We’ve been through it. We know it can get so much better. Let our rehab clinic help you!