At Clearbrook Massachusetts we understand that addiction doesn’t just affect the addict, so we created a program that will not only help the patient on their recovery journey but will also allow the family to be a part of the healing process. Our Massachusetts treatment center offers support groups for families of addicts and therapy sessions with our family services specialists. Our family program offers guidance and education to individual family members of clients as well as opportunities for all parties to sit down and talk things out. Both, people receiving inpatient drug treatment at our facility and their loved ones have a safe space where they can heal together. Additionally, family members will learn more about addiction while the family unit strengthens communication and interpersonal relationships through therapy. 

How Addiction Affects Family  

While battling a substance use disorder is often seen as a personal experience, one person’s drug use can impact everyone in their life, especially their family members. Spouses, children, and parents may all be impacted by a person’s addiction. Peaceful, loving homes can be divided by the strain caused by drug and alcohol abuse.  

Some major effects of addiction on family include:  

  • Lack of trust 
  • Stealing and lying  
  • Secretive behavior 
  • Enabling behaviors 
  • Codependency  
  • Reckless behavior within the home 
  • Financial hardships  
  • Parental grief 
  • Breakups, separation, and/or divorce  

In a home affected by addiction, conflict becomes normal as family members fight to engage with the individual who’s abusing drugs or alcohol. Trust begins to erode, and relatives become more guarded if a relative abusing substances act with aggression or become secretive. Communication becomes difficult, marriages can end, and families can essentially break up. For these reasons, we believe it’s important to provide individualized and group support for families and addicts.  

What Happens in Our Family Program for Addiction?  

During our support groups for families of addicts, we are here to offer guidance and addiction education to patients and their loved ones, as well as answers to any questions or concerns they may have. This includes guiding a family through enabling, boundaries, codependency, ultimatums, and other family-related matters. 

Our family program services include:  

  • Coaching 
  • Intervention Services 
  • Weekly Family Counseling and Support 
  • Monthly Saturday Family Workshops 
  • Tri-Annual Family Weekend Conference 

It is important to the addiction recovery process that everyone involved in the addict’s life is dedicated and supportive of each other. It’s equally as important for those who have been impacted by a loved one’s substance abuse to effectively and healthily cope with the impact it’s had on their well-being.   

Support for Families of Addicts in Aftercare 

Additionally, our support for families of addicts doesn’t end when they’ve left our program. Our specialists continue to reach out to the family for the first year following their participation in the Family Program to ensure everyone is on the right track. Our drug rehab specialists pride themselves on ensuring that everyone is focusing on their long-term recovery goals. 

What to expect after our Massachusetts substance abuse treatment

  • Call, text, and email for support.  
  • Check-ins will continue within the first year following admission. 
  • Check-ins from Family Support focus on how you are doing from the family perspective. 

  Our support group for families of addicts can also provide assistance in the following areas of concern: 

  • Having motivation/following through with issues 
  • Lack of change 
  • Relapse  
  • Prevalence of old behaviors 
  • Resources 
  • Recovery Planning 
  • Relapse Planning 
  • Intervention Inquiry  

Clearbrook Treatment Centers uses our specialists and the love and support of family to create a safe and productive environment for the addict. This program is specifically designed for the families of drug users to facilitate further healing and reduce the risk of relapse in the future. Furthermore, when you receive drug or alcohol treatment at our facility, you become a part of the Clearbrook family. 

Get Help for Families of Addicts Today  

If you or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues, contact Clearbrook today to get started with the healing process. Our team of experts is here to help every step of the way. In our Family Program, you and your loved ones will be able to heal from addiction together. In addition to offering help for family members of drug addicts, we also incorporate a variety of other drug therapy programs to assist patients in recovery. 


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