Atlanta Family Therapy for Addiction
Addiction doesn’t just impact the individual struggling with substance abuse—it affects the whole family. That’s why we offer an Atlanta family therapy program as part of our addiction treatment.
Addiction is a family disease, which is driven by secrecy and humiliation. Family therapy can help clients to learn the root cause of their addiction. Relationship bonds formed with family members are some the most enjoyable relationships most will ever know. At times, they can also be the most problematic. Many patients in recovery have come to grasp that the footings of their substance use are tangled in their familial relationships. Our Norcross therapists will collaborate with the entire family to heal old scars, let go of resentments, and establish a recovered path forward.
If someone in your family is struggling with addiction, we encourage you to contact us today at 888.505.8279 to learn more about our addiction therapy programs in Georgia, which include family counseling.
What Is Family Therapy?
It’s not unusual to find family therapy for mental health in many psychological cases needing treatment. Family therapy is a type of counseling that involves all members of a nuclear or extended family. Standard family therapy techniques include:
- Psychodrama – This is a type of role-playing where family members act out scenes from their lives. The therapist then leads a discussion about the scene.
- Art therapy – This type of therapy uses art to express thoughts and feelings. It can be helpful for family members who struggle to communicate verbally.
- Music therapy – Using music can be very profound and meaningful for yound adults to express their emotions most clearly.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – This is a type of therapy that helps people to change negative thinking patterns and behaviors.
Family therapy sessions are conducted with the entire family present so that everyone has a chance to share their thoughts and feelings openly. However, not all family members will be willing or able to participate in every session. That’s okay—the therapist will work with whatever level of participation they can get from each family member. Overall, family therapy aims to improve communication and resolve conflict within the family unit.
Why Family Therapy is Essential
Atlanta Family Therapy Helps Families Begin Again
Family members can share their feelings about their loved one’s alcohol or drug addiction, as well as any connected behavioral problems. In this way, old behaviors are exposed, and new trust is built. Family therapy is a lot like group therapy. Sessions are conducted by your family member’s primary therapist, and all family members are encouraged to attend. When this happens, all stakeholders come together in a meaningful way so healing can begin for all affected. Please don’t ignore your family member’s substance problem. It does not get better on its own and can overwhelm families very quickly.
Family therapists can provide support / help with:
- Substance use
- Co-occurring mental health disorders
- Financial disputes
- Sibling rivalry
- Child custody fears
Learn More About Family Therapy Today
If you’re ready to take the first step toward recovery, we urge you to reach out to our Atlanta family therapy program in Gwinnett. Call us at 888.505.8279 to schedule a free consultation.