Family Inclusive Treatment at The Source
At The Source, we know that addiction doesn’t just affect the person struggling with substance use, but rather the family as a whole. We strive to be a compassionate and effective resource for you and your family while receiving personalized treatment tailored to your needs.
Melody, the mother of a recent patient, had this to say about the treatment her daughter received, “This place has been a lifesaver!! My daughter has never been to a treatment center where she has felt so loved, respected, encouraged, and supported with a multitude of therapies and counselors.”
Many of our employees were once clients in our programs and are in recovery, so we personally understand the range of emotions you are feeling and are eager to help you succeed in your own journey to recovery. At The Source, we leave discrimination and judgment at the door and treat everyone with the love and encouragement they deserve.
Family Therapy at The Source
Melody went on to say, “Our family has been treated with the same care and concern as well as honest, helpful advice. Everyone on staff has been available and willing to answer questions, concerns, or updates on our daughter through phone calls or emails expediently. I would recommend The Source for you or your loved one if you want to truly have addiction recovery.”
Helping families heal old wounds and learn how to communicate effectively involves a big part of what we do. Our experienced therapists will work with you and your family to facilitate difficult conversations.
Addiction is known as the “family disease,” so treatment is designed to include them as well. Trust has likely been lost, and feelings may be hurt as a result of addiction. Family therapy will only begin once all parties are ready. Sometimes a little time is needed to allow the dust to settle and the client to adjust to being in treatment.
In addition to family therapy at The Source, we encourage and connect families with ALANON meetings which provide a safe space for families to talk through their experiences, to self-reflect, and to find companionship amongst others who understand.
How to Talk with a Loved One About Addiction
Addressing addiction in your family can be daunting and uncomfortable, but your encouragement and support may be just what your loved one needs to get serious about receiving treatment. Here are some tips for a compassionate approach to the conversation:
- Use family and close friends as support – Being surrounded by those who love them can show your family member that they are valued and that their recovery is important to others.
- Decide what you’re going to say beforehand – State your concerns, but don’t preach. No one wants to feel attacked and ganged up on, and it will likely fall on deaf ears if this is the approach you take. To be better heard, try using “I” statements about how their use has affected you, for example, “I feel scared when you’re out all night.” By naming the emotions, you feel that you are clearly identifying how their behavior impacts you and provides deeper insight into your loved one.
- Find an appropriate time for this discussion – If possible, this should be done when you know your loved one is sober and in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. Be supportive yet clear in your expectations and remain calm to avoid the flaring of tempers.
Nationally Certified Interventionist on Staff at The Source
The Source in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, maintains a professional intervention specialist on staff to help facilitate interventions between addicts and loved ones. We can help you have a non-threatening intervention that’s effective in helping your loved ones see their self-destructive behavior and how it affects family, friends, and ultimately themselves.
The Source is here to help you and your family with unmatched compassion and addiction treatment care. If you would like more information, please contact us today.