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Types of Family Therapy in Inpatient Rehab

Drugs and alcohol have a devastating impact on your family, as well as your life. This is why it is extremely important that your inpatient program includes a comprehensive family program, as well as intensive personal therapy. Not every treatment approach works with all patients, which is why there are a variety of family based therapies to choose from.

Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic therapy is a combination of intensive family and community therapy. It gets all aspects of the addict’s life involved in treatment of the drug addiction. It focuses on:

  • Family
  • Peer groups
  • School and work life
  • Neighborhood
  • The addict themselves

This brings all of the factors that affect the drug use into the therapy.

Types of Family Therapy

Family therapy helps to restore familial relationships and change negative behaviors that lead to addiction.

It addresses any social, cultural, economic, familial, and mental issues the addict might have. This type of therapy is conducted in individual, group, and family sessions.

For more information on multisystemic therapy, call InpatientDrugRehabCenters.com at 800-681-7369. We can help you find a treatment center that specializes in this type of family therapy before it is too late.

Family Behavioral Therapy

According to the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, Family Behavioral Therapy is designed to reduce drug use in families. Family behavioral therapy works similarly to individual behavioral therapy. It combines all of the traditional behavioral management techniques with at least one parent or caregiver. In treatment, each step of the therapy is planned in order to produce positive behavioral change.

During this type of family therapy, the family member, addict, and therapist decide on behavioral modification techniques. These techniques use positive and negative reinforcement to alter addictive and self-destructive behaviors. As new behaviors emerge, they are dealt with in therapy and through reinforcement.

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

Brief strategic family therapy is based on the belief that interaction with family members is causing the addiction or at least hindering sobriety. If the family relationships are unhealthy, then the home is unhealthy. Stress at home is one of the key factors in drug addiction and abuse.

In this type of intervention, the counselor works with all family members to correct the stressful situation that is causing the addiction. This highly adaptable treatment is useful in inpatient care because the addict is removed from the negative environment.

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Functional Family Therapy

Functional family therapy views issues as a problem with family interactions. A therapist seeks to teach the family more positive interactions such as:

  • Positive reinforcement
  • Improved communications
  • Problem solving
  • Self–esteem building
  • Positive conflict resolutions
  • Interaction skills

This type of treatment focuses more on the family structure and function rather than the addiction and addictive behavior.

How to Find Family Therapy in an Inpatient Setting

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, engaging family is necessary to overall therapy success, especially when the addict is an adolescent or young adult. You can find these family therapies and others like them by calling 800-681-7369. InpatientDrugRehabCenters.com can help you find the treatment center that you and your family need.