Alcohol use disorder is a family disease. The devastating effects of it may put a major strain on the family. Alcohol rehabs in New Jersey are aware of how alcohol use disorder affects the family dynamic and are equipped to work to keep families together. Alcohol rehabs in New Jersey offer several services to keep families together:
- Marriage Counseling Marriage and family therapists are often on staff at alcohol rehabs in New Jersey to help couples identify marital issues that manifested during the addiction, assess each the couples’ expectations for the marriage after rehab, identify codependent patterns in the relationship, and work with the couples on issues that were present before rehab and may present themselves after rehab.
- Family Therapy Marriage and family therapists may also invite the children and other family members to come to family sessions to identify issues that manifested during the addiction, identify codependent patterns in the family, and work with the family on issues that were present before rehab and may present themselves after rehab.
- Referral to Programs for the Family Members Staff at the rehab center may also refer family members to services (e.g. support groups) that are available to help them as a family member of someone with a substance use disorder.
- Advocacy If there is a legal issue regarding custody of children or with child and family services, social workers at the rehab can advocate for the clients’ cases after they complete rehab and demonstrate progress.
Resources Available to Family Members
When people enter a New Jersey rehab for alcohol use disorder, they are not the only ones who need to recover. Their family needs to recover as well in order for the entire family to come back together and live in harmony. Many family members have the misconception that they need to learn how to help their addicted loved ones. The reality is that they need to learn to help themselves in their recovery and let their addicted loves ones make their own choices about their recovery. Support groups (e.g. Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and Codependent’s Anonymous) are helpful to many people.
They family members of addicted individuals to hear stories of other family members of addicted individuals, which makes them feel less alone. More importantly, they hear about common solutions to help themselves in the midst of their family member’s addiction and recovery. There are also programs available for teen (e.g. Al-Ateen and Nar-Ateen). In addition to support groups, there are many books available on codependency and having an addicted loved one. New Jersey rehabs have staff that is well-trained on treating the addicted individual and their families. They also provide many resources to help families recover. Contact one today at 833-762-3765 .