Family Support Matters in Recovery

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated July 8, 2016

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be frustrating, challenging and heartbreaking, especially when they do not recognize the severity of the problem. Getting them into Northbound’s comprehensive treatment program can bring a sigh of relief, but your job is not over. Family support plays an integral role in more successful recovery, and whether you realize it or not, your loved one’s addiction has affected your life as well.

The Northbound Family Program helps you to better understand what addiction is all about, what your role in recovery is, and how you can take care of yourself. Educating yourself is so important because there are many myths and misconceptions that still exist about addiction. Arm yourself with the truth and realize that long-term recovery is possible.

Our highly trained staff will work with you and your loved one as they move forward in their recovery. You will have the opportunity to explore how their addiction has impacted your life and your relationship. Then, you can start working through these challenges and rebuilding more positive connections. You will also learn how to create an environment at home that is more conducive to recovery and addresses their needs as well as your own.

One thing to remember is to keep an open mind. Just as your loved one will have to change, so will you. In order for recovery to be more effective, you cannot go back to living the same lifestyle you did before they entered treatment. Learn how you can be supportive without enabling, set effective boundaries, improve communication, and reduce risk for relapse. Northbound is here for you and will work with you and your loved one along each step of the way. We want to celebrate continued sobriety and recovery with you. Contact Northbound today to discuss how our personalized program can meet your family’s needs.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive program that supports the entire family in recovery from addiction, call Northbound today and see how we can help!

Article Reviewed by Paul Alexander

Paul AlexanderPaul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.


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