Harmony Place Offers Support for Families of Addicts
At Harmony Place, family involvement is core to our approach to helping our clients overcome addiction and achieve lifelong sobriety. No matter what the family’s role was in the individual’s addiction prior to treatment, they need support and education as a part of the healing process.
This is why we approach rehab as a family solution – not just a solution for the individual. We strive to educate our clients’ families on the disease of addiction and to help them assume new roles in their loved ones’ ongoing walk toward sobriety.
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Family Therapy for Addiction Recovery
Harmony Place offers family therapy sessions and psychoeducation for family members. If the family isn’t on the same page about their loved one’s recovery at the start of treatment, our goal is to get them there. Family support can be a unifying force to support long-term recovery.
In most cases, trust was lost during the active addiction, so family therapy allows the family unit to begin working on repairing ruptures in relationships and preparing for the client to re-enter the home following treatment.
A primary therapist will work with the family to improve communication and change manipulative patterns of interaction. When appropriate, the therapist will invite the family members to participate in family therapy at the Harmony Place residential facility in Los Angeles County. We also include a weekly Multi-Family Group in the program curriculum to further assist in restoring the family system.