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Family Therapy Program

family therapy programFor many who struggle with addiction, substance use issues lead to conflicts with loved ones. Families can be impacted by addiction in myriad ways, and the most effective treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction take these issues into account. Family therapy is one way that Northpoint Washington supports our patients. Through sessions with an experienced therapist, you’ll discover new ways to communicate with loved ones and solve conflicts. Our dual diagnosis treatment program is committed to supporting our patients every step of the way on the road to recovery. You might dream of having close-knit relationships with your parents, siblings, partner, children, and other relatives. To build a strong foundation for your life in recovery, consider family therapy.

Learn more about our family therapy program and begin the road to recovery by connecting with the Northpoint Washington team today at 425.437.3298.

What Is Family Therapy?

In a family, each member contributes, and each member receives. But family life is rarely perfectly balanced. The family is a system, and the actions of each member—like substance abuse, for example—affect others in the family. And when a family is off-kilter, family therapy can help immensely for loved ones to find equilibrium.

Family therapy is not a substitute for other therapies and approaches to addiction treatment. Instead, it complements these other approaches. Combined with group therapy, one-on-one cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interventions for mental health concerns, family therapy can help our patients as they heal in every aspect of their lives.

Counseling aims to promote collaboration among family members to solve the problems of one or more individuals. It can also help family members understand one another better and learn coping skills to bring them closer together.

What to Expect in Family Therapy

While what happens in a family therapy session will depend on your family’s unique situation, there are a few things you can come to expect.

Sessions will typically last for about an hour, and you’ll meet regularly for as long as several months. Your therapist will likely ask some questions and bring up certain topics. These might include:

  • Mental health issues like depression and anxiety
  • How substance abuse has impacted family members
  • Ways to handle conflict between family members

You’ll learn about how your family solves problems and the patterns contributing to conflict. Your therapist will help you talk openly about challenging issues and discover ways to care for each other best.

Family therapy can be an incredibly valuable part of your journey to recovery—learn more about it today.

Family Therapy for Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Individuals who have both an underlying mental health issue and a substance use disorder (addiction to drugs or alcohol) are said to have a co-occurring disorder. This means that both conditions need to be treated simultaneously for the individual to heal properly. Otherwise, the risk of relapse greatly increases. Our family therapy program can help in this process called dual diagnosis treatment. By working through issues springing from and affecting one’s family relationships, counselors and therapists can discover, explore, and ultimately help individuals overcome their underlying mental health issues to heal.

Learn More About Family Therapy Program at Northpoint Washington

Our family therapy program is here to support you and your loved ones on the road to recovery. Participate in sessions in our peaceful center. Learn about the coping skills and strategies that can promote lasting recovery and healthy relationships between loved ones.

At Northpoint Washington, family therapy is just one of the interventions we offer. Our inpatient treatment programs are tailored to each client’s needs. We offer individual counseling and group therapy as well to give those who come to us for support the best chance of success and making a lasting recovery. Addiction can impact your whole family, which is why addiction treatment needs to. Contact Northpoint Washington at 425.437.3298 or reach out to us online to learn more.