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5 Ways Free Drug Rehab Centers Help Families Heal

According the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that in 2012, approximately 9.2 percent of the people in the United States age12 or older had used some type of illicit drug or abused a medication in the past month.

Drug addiction is powerful and it not only affects the abuser it affects everyone around them as well. When you or your loved one is addicted to drugs you may feel as though you are on an emotional roller coaster. There are so many emotions that you feel, you may feel angry, confused and alone, like there is no one to reach out to. You are not alone, drug addiction happens and it happens in the best of neighborhoods, in the best of people, it doesn’t matter whether you live in a big city or a small town- it still happens. Now it is time for the tide to change, it’s time to heal. As a person enters a drug rehab for treatment, they have taken that step, the step they need to recover. Along the way, they have left a trail of lies, cheating, stealing, destroyed relationships that are now in need of repair.

How do you repair the relationship?

Everything is a process, steps along the road to recovery, steps you must now take to regain your families, trust and respect again. As you recover you will need all the love and support you can get and asking your family is the first place to start. Together, you and your family can get the support needed to begin the healing process.

Where to go for continued support?

family addiction

Family therapy in inpatient centers helps each family member heal from the effects of another’s addiction.

State supported rehab facilities provide families of the addict therapy sessions as well. It is all part of the recovery process and necessary to the after care of the addict.

State Substance abuse agencies are available in most states and are fully funded through federal and state funds. Programs, which include but are not limited to:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous

Non-Religious Support Groups can also provide support and healing for families of an addict, they are available in most areas. These programs are a wonderful resource and they do not focus on any one religion.

Faith based outreach programs are available to the addict and their families and provide support and therapy that can be critical to the aftercare and staying on the path to recovery.

Some of these groups are:

  • The Salvation Army
  • Jews in Recovery
  • Christian Recovery

Online Recovery Support is also available for those who are more comfortable with this format of therapy. There are many programs that will be of great help and are free to the families of the addict. It is important for you and your family to remain educated and always be comfortable to seek the support.