At Compass Detox, we have a men’s substance abuse detox program and a women’s substance abuse detox program. This separation of the genders allows our patients to concentrate on their detox with as few distractions as possible. However, at some point, we understand that you have to return to your families in the real world. That’s why we recommend family therapy during the recovery process.
Family Participation in Detox and Recovery
You can find out more about family involvement in the detox process during the detox admissions process. Family members do not have free access to patients during detox, and many recovery programs limit family involvement during the early stages of their programs. However, family members play a vital role in the success or failure of long-term recovery efforts.
If you have a loved one with a substance use disorder, you may feel desperate to help them. However, once your family member enters a qualified detox program, they are in good hands. For example, licensed therapists and medical professionals at Compass Detox guide our patients through every step of the process. That’s just one of the advantages of an inpatient detox program.
Here are our recommendations on how to support loved ones during their detox and recovery:
- Patience: It may seem like a long road ahead. While your loved one receives the care they need, you remain at home waiting and wondering. Prepare for your role, your loved one’s transition to a recovery program, and their eventual return home. Remember that your attitude can make a huge difference in your family members’ long-term success in recovery. Additionally, your loved one may feel extra sensitive and say things they don’t mean during the weeks following their recovery. Getting through this time may be the most significant test of patience of all.
- Send Toxic People Packing: Well-meaning friends and family members may apply pressure unintentionally. Keep away anyone who tends to increase stress, start arguments, or bring negative energy into your home. Your loved one needs to focus on healing, and you need to focus on your loved one. Therefore, don’t let toxic people pose a distraction or sap your energy.
3. Participate in the Formal Process of Recovery: Take advantage of local programs that help you prepare for the day your loved one returns from detox. By educating yourself, you can become a more effective advocate for sobriety and drug-free living. During the recovery process, many facilities offer family therapy so that you can discuss the impacts of addiction on the family dynamic. If possible, take part in these sessions to show your support and learn as much as you can.
4. Take Care of Yourself: Take care of yourself first. If you become sick or burnout, it’s likely to hurt your loved one in recovery. Set aside time to meet with friends and get enough rest. Eat right and exercise, so you feel mentally and physically healthy. Then, and only then, dedicate as much energy as you can to help your loved one get better.
5. Post-Detox Support: Attend our aftercare programs with your loved ones to support them after they finished detox. This is also a great way to research the next steps. Following detox, many patients find a reputable recovery program an invaluable part of their sober living transition.
Detox Programs Available at Compass Detox
We offer customized detox programs for many substances, including the following:
- Benzo Detox Program
- Cocaine Detox Program
- Prescription Drug Detox Program
- Codeine Detox Program
- Morphine Detox Program
- Oxycodone Detox Program
- Methadone Detox Program
- Suboxone Detox Program
Substance Abuse Detox Treatment in South Florida
During recovery, family therapy is a great way to help your loved one and prepare for the challenges ahead. We invite you to find out more about the programs available at Compass Detox by calling us at 800.263.3869, or contact us online today.