Addictions go far beyond the person with the addiction. It is actually a family disease that can result in devastating consequence that affect everyone around the addict – spouses and partners, parents, children, brothers and sisters, and friends. Relationships suffer, and families struggle and fall into crisis. Family members become progressively isolated and react in unhealthy ways, terrified of losing their loved ones.
Because when you love someone with an addiction, you develop your own ways to cope, your life begins to revolve around getting help for others, and you ignore your own wellbeing. Even when a patient begins treatment, anger and resentment can linger. Ultimately, one of the hardest parts of having an addict in the family is reaching out for help. But help is available.
At EHN, we offer a variety of family programs designed to complement the journey to recovery, including:
- Residential treatment
- Outpatient program
- Addiction coping techniques
- Ongoing support
Children and adults are also encouraged to understand addictive behaviour and its impact on families, by attending:
- Counselling sessions
These psycho-educational sessions cover alcohol and drug addiction, eating disorders, problem gambling, sex addiction and PTSD, as well as education on what early recovery looks like. We also teach the psychological, emotional, social, and physical affects of addiction, while examining enabling actions, control issues, and co-dependency.
Together, we will set your family on the journey to recovery.