The role of the family in alcohol and drug rehabilitation:
Most calls received at The Providence Projects are from a friend, loved one or family member. The person with the drug or alcohol problem is often too preoccupied with their addiction to invest time in seeking help. Generally family members experience feelings of anger, frustration, guilt, hopelessness and desperation. Once the addict or alcoholic enters drug rehabilitation the process of recovery begins, not only for the individual, but for the whole family. At The Providence Projects, we look to involve and engage family members as much as possible in the recovery process. All evidence clearly demonstrates that the involvement of the family results in improved outcomes and a better chance of long term recovery. As part of the alcohol treatment or drug rehabilitation programme, family members are invited to the rehab centre where they are given information about addiction, alcoholism, the effects of drink and drugs, and more importantly the recovery process and what to expect. They will also have a chance to meet other family members in similar situations and find out how they have coped with their issues. As part of the treatment programme, regular couple counselling sessions and family sessions are provided with the goal of encouraging open, honest and respectful communication. If you are the loved one of someone who has a drug or alcohol problem. Call today on 0800 9550945 and speak to one of our trained therapists.