The negative effects of addiction can result in numerous damaging consequences, but none are worse than the effect it can have on family relationships. Most parents feel unconditional love for their children, as children do for their parents. Nothing can challenge or break those relationships in a more damaging way than addiction. In the beginning, it may seem impossible to mend the damage of a broken family relationship; but be assured that it isn’t.
We find that those afflicted with the disease are desperate to mend those broken family relationships but are afraid that the damage they have caused may be beyond repair. The good news is that nothing could be further from the truth. Family members may be hurt and angry, but most want to see their loved ones recover and are just as anxious to mend those broken relationships.
Family therapy plays a central role in all levels of treatment at The Source. Our experience confirms that clients are more likely to recover when they have family support. Even though the process can be challenging, there is hope for even the most damaged family relationships.