Learn More About Our Family Program at SOBA New Jersey.
Substance addiction can be detrimental to individuals and their families. It can make family members feel isolated, misunderstood, and angry, threatening to splinter the family unit. When people with addiction need family support more than ever, the unfortunate outcome can be that they have lost their support system due to the addiction that they need to fight together.
At SOBA New Jersey, we understand the importance of banding families together to fight addiction as one. For this reason, we proudly offer personalized family support programs that help people prepare for what to expect when a loved one is fighting addiction. By empowering and educating the entire family, the person who is in our addiction treatment program can have a strong foundation to begin down the path to sobriety.
Therapy, safe housing, engaging activities, and learning about addiction and sobriety are crucial aspects of our recovery program. However, recovery can be much, much less stressful with family involvement, support, and compassion. If the stresses of addiction have damaged your family bonds, though, then it is important to consider how your family unit can be healed as you recover from addiction.
SOBA New Jersey helps families heal so that all members can feel like they have overcome addiction and can comfortably return to their daily lives. Family involvement is much more than sending care packages and making phone calls, though. There are important steps that need to be taken to fully heal a family unit – SOBA New Jersey will help you take those steps.
Healing steps that you can take to support a loved one in addiction treatments include:
The team at Soba NJ understands that it can be overwhelming to reach out for help. If you are not ready to make a phone call, feel free to text with one of our caring treatment coordinators right now.
SOBA New Jersey offers a two-part family program every Thursday. In the first group, we educate family members about boundaries, expectations, and the process of treatment.
The second group is a multi-family group, where ground rules are set, confidentiality is explained, and everyone gets to know each other, sharing their struggles and their successes. This group helps struggling families realize that they are not alone, that other families are on the journey with them, and that there is a path forward to recovery.
We also provide a weekly psychoeducation lesson, followed by individual sharing and support. Families get to know each other over the course of several months. They end up listening, talking, laughing, crying, and rooting for each other. It is a community of and for families.
SOBA New Jersey is here to help your entire family heal from the harm caused by addiction. We’ve been through it and seen the worst that addiction can do to even the closest-knit family units. We know how much better it can get, though, especially when families stand together. Let us help, so your whole family can see the bright future that awaits once lasting sobriety is achieved.
It’s important to support family members in an addiction recovery program because addiction doesn’t just affect the individual battling it, but also their family and friends. Support from loved ones can play a crucial role in the recovery journey. Family members can provide emotional support, encourage healthy habits, and help maintain open lines of communication.
Addiction is not an isolated issue but a family disease that impacts everyone involved. The unpredictable and often destructive behaviors associated with addiction can create a chaotic and stressful environment, leading to strained relationships, financial difficulties, and emotional distress for all family members. Children in such households may feel neglected. Moreover, family members might develop codependency, where they unknowingly enable addictive behavior while trying to maintain balance in the household.
Friends can play a crucial role in providing emotional support, encouragement, and accountability, especially for people who do not have any close family or relatives. They can participate in therapy sessions, help maintain a stable environment, and promote healthy habits. In many cases, friends can become chosen family, offering the love, understanding, and assistance that are so essential during the recovery process. It’s important to remember that the quality of support matters more than the source. A dedicated, empathetic friend can be just as effective, if not more so, than a biological family member in supporting someone through addiction recovery.
Some family support programs in an addiction recovery plan can be covered by health insurance. The extent of coverage will vary depending on the specific insurance plan and benefits, though. You should check with your insurance provider to understand what services are covered and what out-of-pocket costs may apply. You can also ask our intake team of SOBA New Jersey to help understand your insurance coverage, too.
The duration of a family support program can vary significantly depending on the specific needs of the person in recovery and their family. Some programs might be short-term, lasting a few weeks or months, while others could be much longer. The frequency and length of sessions can also vary. It’s important to note that recovery is an ongoing process, and the need for family support doesn’t end when the formal program does.