If you have a family history of addiction, alcohol or drug abuse may feel like a natural transition. Breaking the cycle of addiction takes a lot of hard work and dedication. The family therapy program at Compass Detox in South Florida can help you address the problem as a family. If you want to ask about your family history but don’t know where to start, we can help. Reach out to our team today by calling 800.263.3869 or filling out our online form.
Family Therapy at Compass Detox
Participating in family therapy at Compass Detox gives your family members time to talk and work through outstanding issues. Staff members encourage your family to speak about other family members with drugs or alcohol problems. This program aims to teach families that, as a disease, addiction requires mental health and medical care. In other words, substance abuse isn’t your fault, but you won’t get better without proper care.
Limit Your Drug and Alcohol Exposure
After going through drug and alcohol detox at Compass Detox, you may go to a long-term recovery program. When you complete your treatment plan, it’s essential to avoid contact with alcohol and drugs of any kind. So, you may need to edit your inner circle of friends and family members.
Hopefully, family members will support you by abstaining from taking drugs or drinking when you come around. However, you may need to prioritize your recovery over family relationships. That is particularly true in cases of a family history of addiction.
Are You at Risk at Family Get-Togethers?
If your parents and grandparents serve alcohol at family functions, quietly pull them aside and ask them to refrain. If that becomes an issue, offer to drop by for a few minutes before they serve alcohol. Additionally, it’s important to encourage family members to take part in family counseling. If you have parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, and other family members with substance use disorders, encourage them to seek help from a reputable detox center, such as Compass Detox.
Watch for Warning Signs
Do you know the red flags that indicate drug or alcohol addiction? Whether you have addictions to gambling, eating, or substances, it’s crucial to know your triggers so that you can avoid them. Use this same thought process to help other family members provide honest answers they will need in recovery.
Signs of addiction include:
- Financial issues
- Losing your job
- Inability to quit drinking or using drugs
- Loss of appetite
- Legal issues
- Lying about the frequency or amount of drug or alcohol abuse
Talk to a Therapist Today
From bipolar disorder to anxiety to ADHD to depression, there are many underlying causes of drug and alcohol abuse. Therefore, it’s critical to treat the source of the problem as well as your addiction. If you have gone through or plan to go through substance detox, you are already making better decisions.
Many people use drugs and alcohol to mask the pain of mental health disorders. Those who grow up in households with a prevalence of alcohol or drugs become even more vulnerable to substance abuse. Talking to one of our licensed, experienced therapists will help you get to the root of your addiction and confront it.
Address and Heal a Family History of Addiction at Compass Detox
If you are ready to face your family history of addiction, reach out to Compass Detox today. Family therapy and drug or alcohol detox at Compass Detox in South Florida to begin the healing process. While going through detox, you will face highs and lows. The more progress your family makes, the better. We aim to give you the best possible chance of avoiding relapse after working so hard for recovery. Contact us by calling 800.263.3869 or completing our online form for more information on our family therapy and drug detox programs.