Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center believes in a comprehensive approach to treating addiction. We look beyond treating the obvious physical symptoms of substance abuse disorders. Part of our UHELP (Understand, Heal, Educate, Love, and Practice) approach to treatment means involving the family in helping our clients find a path forward to sobriety. Our family therapy program in Arizona is an essential element of our recovery programs, many of which focus on dual diagnosis treatment.

The Role of Family Therapy in Addiction Treatmenta family talks to a therapist at a family therapy program in Arizona

Family therapy helps our clients work through any underlying co-occurring disorders that possibly fuel their addictive behaviors. It helps them focus on repairing the dysfunctional family dynamics that typically crop up when dealing with someone working through substance abuse problems.

We apply the same philosophy to family therapy as we do our treatment programs. There’s no one-size-fits-all category of family therapy that works for everyone. Our team takes the time to understand the unique dynamics that apply to your family relationships. From there, we focus on helping you and other family members work through lingering hurt, anger, and resentment.

Family support after leaving treatment is crucial in helping clients stay focused and clear-headed in fighting temptations on the outside. We gear our family therapy program in Arizona toward helping everyone find healthier ways of communicating and supporting each other.

Reshaping Relationships With Family Therapy for Addiction in Arizona

Many family members end up feeling trapped in the cycle of their loved one’s substance abuse. They must continuously confront the fear that a lack of effort on their part could lead to the death of their loved one. One thing we look to do with our family counseling program Arizona is to help family units break unhealthy relationship patterns holding them back from true healing.

While everyone must be able to address their frustrations around past issues, we try to steer each session toward a healing outcome for everyone. Our family therapy program in Arizona is not a quick fix. It gets everyone on the same page in helping, not enabling, their loved one as they work through their addiction problems.

Some approaches we take with clients engaged in family therapy for addiction Arizona include:

  • Breaking the fugitive/detective dynamic, where the family member feels like they must regularly check up on the deceptive behavior of their loved one

  • Highlighting ways in which each family member may act in ways detrimental to their loved one’s recovery

  • Channeling feelings of anger and fear into more positive interactions

  • Rebuilding bonds that were torn down by past behaviors by different parties

  • Teaching clients and family members more constructive communication methods

Family therapy can serve as the foundation for building a reliable support system for clients once they complete a treatment program. Continuing with Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center’s family therapy program in Arizona on an outpatient basis can also be beneficial.

Take Part in Our Family Counseling Program in Arizona

Our clients must receive access to programs that address all their issues. However, working to repair bonds between family members is an essential step in recovery. Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center also offers our clients the chance to take part in other programs at our Arizona facility.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Yoga

  • Individual Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Psychiatric Services

  • Music Therapy

  • Art Therapy

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Grief and Loss

  • Vocational Training

These services and treatments assist our clients in treating underlying mental disorders that also affect their family relationships.

Learn more about our family therapy program in Arizona by contacting Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center at 855.746.3633. Taking part in family therapy could be vital in keeping you focused on lifelong recovery.