Victory Recovery Partners
Addiction Recovery located in Hempstead, Farmingville, Shirley, Hicksville and Massapequa, NY
A substance use disorder affects your physical, emotional, and social well-being and may negatively affect your relationships. Family counseling is an important part of addiction recovery. Victory Recovery Partners provides family counseling in Hempstead, Farmingville, Shirley, Hicksville, and Massapequa, New York. Find out more about family counseling by calling the nearest office or scheduling a consultation online today.
Family Counseling Q & A
What is family counseling?
Family counseling is a form of therapy that focuses on utilizing your family’s strengths and resources to support your recovery. It may also entail rebuilding relationships that have been damaged as a result of substance use disorder. At Victory Recovery Partners, family counseling helps you and your family better understand your addiction, improve communication, and promote the healing process.
Family counseling at Victory Recovery Partners may include spouses, partners, parents, or children. When combined with individual counseling, family counseling reduces rates of relapse, improves compliance with medication-assisted treatment (MAT), eases psychiatric symptoms, and relieves stress.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence considers addiction a family disease. Substance use disorders affect the entire family. Additionally, family members often unknowingly enable a substance use disorder.
Involving your family in the treatment process is sometimes fundamental for achieving effective and lasting recovery.
How does family counseling work?
Family counseling at Victory Recovery Partners includes a behavioral health expert who meets with you and at least one other member of your family.
During these sessions, the behavioral health counselor helps your family member acquire new skills that support your recovery and create healthier interactions at home.
The counselor teaches your family members how to communicate more effectively and behave in ways that benefit your recovery process instead of hindering it. Your family member works on setting goals with your counselor related to the role they play in your recovery.
What are the benefits of family counseling?
Addiction typically affects the entire family. Family counseling benefits you and your family, reducing your risk of a relapse. Some of the benefits you can expect from family counseling at Victory Recovery Partners include:
- Addressing the issues at home that contribute to substance use
- Gaining a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction
- Teaching family members how to support healing recovery
- Creating stronger relationships and repairing broken relationships
- Building a stronger sense of self-worth
- Increasing your motivation to achieve long-term, lasting recovery
- Improving your coping skills in high-risk situations
- Learning healthy ways to manage stress
Victory Recovery Partners may also recommend support groups for your family during your treatment. Support groups provide a safe place for your family to listen and share similar experiences with others.
Family counseling is part of the relapse prevention program at Victory Recovery Partners. For compassionate, whole-person addiction care, call Victory Recovery Partners or schedule a consultation online today.