Addiction is a disease that not only affects the addicted individual, but their loved ones as well. The Family Program at Banyan Philadelphia centers on guiding patients and their loved ones to rebuild healthy relationships and gain positive communication skills during the addiction treatment journey. This vital component informs and demonstrates the tools associated with long-term recovery for the individual and their family members. The family dynamics group focuses on the family roles, addiction in the family unit, empathy, and forgiveness. When there is addiction present in the family unit, relationships can be destroyed and everyone may feel pain and suffering. The family program for addiction treatment at Banyan Treatment Center allows families to make amends and work through their struggles.
What to Expect During Family Therapy
Families are invited to attend group therapy two Saturdays a month at the clinical office, where they will learn to distinguish enabling vs. helping, participate in team building exercises, and are provided with an opportunity to disclose their feelings and experiences of addiction. Family members are encouraged to share the issues they are facing or things they wish to work on in a judgment-free setting, as a therapist leads the discussion. Conversations will be guided by clinical staff members to promote the strength, wisdom, and support of the group as a whole. Following the group therapy session on Saturdays, family members have the opportunity to engage in a 2-hour visitation with their loved one. Family members who do not live locally are offered video chatting as an alternative.
We believe that strengthening the family unit is a major component to addiction treatment and each member can benefit tremendously from this process. Banyan Treatment Center’s Family Program utilizes concepts of recovery coaching, family recovery coaching, the Johnson Model of Intervention, and invitational models of intervention to assist families in best helping their loved ones achieve long-term recovery. During therapy sessions, everyone will learn how to effectively communicate their feelings and emotions and learn ways to help their loved one stay on the right track. Having a strong support system to guide you through this difficult time is crucial in recovery. Each person will leave family therapy with a different perspective and a better understanding of addiction and how to overcome it.
If you or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse and is ready to seek help, our drug and alcohol treatment center in Philadelphia is here to everyone truly recover and start over. The best decision you can make is to get the treatment you deserve. It’s never too late to take control and get clean. Our family program for addiction treatment will help heal each family member so that the entire family unit can grow and learn together. Contact Banyan Philadelphia today to learn more about our family programming services and our addiction treatment services. You don’t have to fight this battle alone!