Family Education with CCW

Family therapy can be used to reach goals such as understanding substance abuse better, or improving adult relationships within your family of origin. While a client is proceeding with treatment, we involve family members to help promote recovery for all. Family therapy provides space and time to mindfully focus on one or many relationships within your family, and to open up to each other in ways that may be difficult in your current situation. CCW knows that when an individual suffers with an addiction, the people closest to them suffer as well. Family members can’t escape the effects of this disease. Its common for family members and friends to feel shame, guilt, and anger when a member of their family abuses substances. It’s also common for family members to develop unhealthy habits and ways of coping that enable the addict to continue their destructive behavior. This can create a very toxic atmosphere for all family members, including the addict. As such, it can be very beneficial for the entire family to seek treatment.

CCW firmly believes in an approach that treats addiction as a family issue, rather than an individual problem and we often see the best results come when a family tries to recover together. We work with your family to plan an intervention for the family member afflicted with addiction and then we will hold a compassionate intervention with a goal of referral to treatment, out-patient or in-patient depending on the circumstances. If needed, we can refer the client to well known in-patient substance abuse treatment facilities that offer a minimum of 28 days. While the client is in treatment, the family continues to work on their own recovery with us through individual and family substance abuse counseling. Upon return from treatment, an integrative process is used to start building a healthy family environment. Families that participate in therapy can begin to understand the disease of addiction and its personal aspects that affect their family member. Families are able to closely examine the relationships, attitudes and patterns of behavior of their loved ones and develop new and better ways to communicate.

Please message us in the chat bar at the bottom left of your screen to schedule a session with one of our therapists, or call our intake specialist at 203-596-7870.