When you live an addictive lifestyle or you struggle with a mental health illness, these things don’t only impact you. Your family is involved whether you like it or not. The good news is that your treatment from an addiction or mental health disorder can help you to make amends with your family members. It can also allow you and your family to communicate with one another to work things out.
One of the best ways to start repairing damage to your family relationships during your treatment program is to attend family counseling. Here at Recovery by the Sea, we have many clients who attend these counseling sessions with their family members.
If you would like to get more information about family counseling here at RBS Rehab, reach out to our team today. We will gladly discuss this type of therapy with you and even with your family if they would like to learn more, as well.
Talking About Family Counseling
If you were living an addictive lifestyle or if you were not receiving treatment for a mental health disorder, your behaviors and actions likely negatively impacted your family relationships. However, family counseling is a way for you and your family members to work together on communication, relationship and other issues. Throughout these sessions, you can have the therapist guide you and your family members through various issues and discussions.
Top Benefits of Family Counseling
If you start receiving family counseling services from Recovery by the Sea, it can help you and your family members in so many ways. Some of the top benefits of this type of therapy include:
Being able to start repairing damaged relationships with you and your family members
Learning why and how your addiction or mental health disorder impacted your family
Learning how to listen to each other, so you can communicate better in the future
Having a safe spot where everyone in your family (who are attending the sessions) can express themselves
If things get out of hand, the therapist can help you all to get back on track
Learning to properly identify and express any type of feelings
Now that you can see how family counseling could help you and your loved ones, you may want to get started with these therapy sessions right away. If you are interested in doing that, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today. We would be happy to add this service to your mental health disorder or addiction treatment program.
Impacts of Mental Health and Substance Abuse on Families
People who struggle with mental health or substance abuse often don’t see how it is impacting their families. However, you can learn more about these impacts here today. Some of the negative impacts of mental health and substance abuse issues on anyone’s family include:
Regular negative reactions and emotions
Not being able to express oneself with someone else getting upset
Most of the time, a person with addiction will be irritable with their family
Family members may start resenting the person who has the mental health disorder or addiction
Family members may start covering up their loved ones issues or even making any excuses they can come up with for that person
Person with the addiction or untreated mental health disorder may not be keeping up on their responsibilities
Most people in the family likely won’t be respecting other family member’s boundaries
Yelling, screaming, and other communication issues
Being in denial
Are you the person in your family who struggles with mental health issues or an addiction? If so, our team wants you to know there are treatments that can help you to recover. Once you do this, you can start attending family counseling with your loved ones. That way, you can make amends and work with your loved ones to improve your relationships with one another.
Unhealthy Coping Skills with Mental Health Disorders and Addictions
If someone in the family has an untreated mental health disorder or addiction, it is likely that person and some or even all of their family members have unhealthy coping techniques. Some of these techniques might include:
If you recognize these coping techniques in your family, hopefully, family counseling sessions can help you all to learn healthier coping skills to use now and in the future.
Start Attending Family Counseling Sessions Here at Recovery by the Sea
Do you and your family have some issues that need to be worked out, especially that may have been caused due to a mental health disorder or addiction? If so, don’t wait any longer to deal with these issues. You can start attending family counseling sessions here at Recovery by the Sea with your loved ones.
Contact us today, here at RBS Rehab, to enroll in a treatment program that includes family counseling.