Now more than ever, patterned alcohol abuse needs to be caught and curbed early on in individuals who are showing harmful patterns at a young age. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through active family support before, during and after alcohol rehab treatment.
According to a Monitoring the Future Study performed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 40% of 12th graders surveyed in 2015 reported past month use of alcohol. This number has remained within a 5% range over the last five years.
Many times, the most important thing that a family can do for their loved one prior to when treatment begins is to find the setting where they believe their loved one will be the most comfortable during treatment. This may mean choosing a rehabilitation facility outside of the city where their family member currently resides. Thankfully, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has ensured that individuals with coverage from a national insurance provider can receive at least partial coverage for their addiction treatment. One of the best states to travel to for treatment is Florida.
Whether the individual in your family enters into an inpatient rehab or intensive outpatient program, family involvement is often periodic and highly structured in nature. Family therapy is an educational tool designed to teach family members how to help ensure that they can foster a sober environment. The need for this kind of therapy is quite apparent. Many times, even well-meaning family and friends can wind up enabling bad behavior without realizing it.
Family involvement during the rehabilitation process can be difficult in some cases. It’s not uncommon for some family members to pull away during this time as the resentment they may be feeling rises to the surface. It’s important to bring up these feelings during counseling sessions to ensure that everyone involved has the opportunity to heal properly and can begin to work toward a healthy lifestyle.
Addiction is a chronic disease prone to relapse and flare-ups. Consequently, it’s integral that individuals who successfully navigate through rehab maintain a healthy support network. If a schedule has been set with 12-step meetings, families should continue to attend those together and ensure that honesty is encouraged where the addiction is concerned.
Lakeview Health is an accredited alcohol recovery center located in Jacksonville, Florida. Our treatment facility offers medically monitored detox for men and women along with specially-designed therapy programs that families can utilize together.
Reach out to Lakeview Health today at (866) 704-7692 for more information about pursuing treatment for alcoholism. There’s no better time to begin treatment than right now.
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