After spending some time wrapped up in an addiction, the addiction sufferer has likely put themselves through a lot of difficult circumstances. There’ also a good chance there has been significant collateral damage done to friendships and the family unit. These are just some of the things and addiction sufferer is going to have to deal with when they finally decide to get treatment. If you are man suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you likely understand that which was stated above. Hopefully, you are ready to get help. If so, the first two things you will need to resolve is where to get help and what type of treatment plan you will be able to secure. Once you have selected a facility that offers that which you need, it will be up to you and the facility’s administrators to determine which type of treatment program you need. In most cases, a residential treatment program would be preferred. However, an outpatient program might work well for you if residential treatment might be too restrictive based on your current circumstances. Here’s some common reasons clients prefer outpatient treatment:
- The cost of residential treatment is too high
- Responsibilities at work or school
- Responsibilities for the care of children or elderly parents
- Family’s primary breadwinner and missing work would impact finances
- Moderate addiction issue
Assuming you fall into at least one of these categories, it would be incumbent on the rehab facility’s administrators to prescribe for you an outpatient treatment program that will meet your needs. If you would prefer a men’s only treatment program, that can likely be arranged as well.
Will Outpatient Addiction Treatment for Men Include Family Counseling?
If you are reading this information, it’s likely there’s something about the family therapy aspect that interests you. The notion you are concerned about family is a good indication you really do want to address all your issues. In many cases, family therapy ends up being a vital part of the treatment process. This is particularly true if the addiction sufferer’s addiction issues have caused significant damage to relationships with family members. This can happen in a variety of ways, including rendering certain family members as codependents or causing direct physical or financial harm to one or more family members. If family therapy does become part of your addiction treatment program, it’s critical that you put maximum effort forward during family therapy sessions. Why is this critical? Two reasons: first, this is the best chance you’ll have to work with you family on any issues that need addressing. Second, you would likely get some significant benefits from the time you spend working with your family in a therapy setting. Let’s discuss several of those benefits.
Educating Family Members About Addiction
Unless your family members have had prior experience dealing with addictions issues, there’s a good chance they don’t understand your addiction. In a family therapy setting, you and your therapist can help educate your family about your addiction. That could be very useful for family members who want to help you and particularly useful to family members who have become codependent. An understanding about your addiction would likely pave the way for family members who want to get involved in your recovery.
Developing Key Support Resources
When you leave rehab, you will be on your own to navigate a life of sobriety. The fact is you don’t literally want to be on your own. Your chances of maintaining a lasting recovery would be greatly enhanced if you have support resources to help you through difficult times. Who better to offer you support and care than family members who love you and likely have a vested interest in your ability to stay sober.
Identifying Potential Addiction Causes
There’s always a chance that issues involving your family may be playing a role in your desire to self-medicate. Should that be the case, family therapy sessions would provide the perfect setting to start dealing with some of those issues. If you were to neglect identifying and addressing such issues, there’s a good chance your recovery might be short-lived. If you are ready to seek treatment for your addiction, please contact one of our representatives as soon as possible at 772-266-5320. From your initial call, we should be able to start formulating an idea about what kind of treatment program would best suit your needs.