Nothing is more important than family, which is why it can be so painful when a loved one has made a few mistakes in life resulting in addiction. You know that they are still a good person and want them to get better, so you and their loved ones decide to come together and help them take their first step to recovery. Whether the family is planning an intervention or the person decided to get clean on their own, this support system will be critical to their recovery. At Pure Recovery California, we do everything in our power to help someone get clean, but also know just how powerful and crucial a family can be in this process. If you or someone you know is looking to get on the path to recovery, start by going to the family. Not only will it be the first step you take, but they will also provide benefits that are completely priceless once the process begins.
In many ways, the family is the ultimate support system. It’s made up of a group of people who always want what’s best for you and are ready to help you in any way they can. When someone decides they want to pursue recovery and begin walking on the right path, their family will be on board with 100% support. Recovery is a time when people need support the most and that’s why the ability to provide it endlessly in only the way a family can make them so important to the recovery process.
They will help you take the first step
It’s more than likely you’ve seen the familiar scene of someone coming home to all their friends and family in the living room for an intervention on TV or in the movies. While these versions tend to be overdramatic for the story, it is a critical first step in helping someone recover. A family intervention is one of the most powerful things you can do to help your loved one who is struggling with substance abuse. This doesn’t have to be limited to family members only, people important to the individual including significant others, close friends, and mentors are encouraged to be involved in the process. While it’s most important that the person struggling with addiction make the decision to get help on their own, a family intervention is one of the most influential ways to help someone make that choice and take their first step towards recovery.
They help prevent relapse
One of the biggest challenges people in recovery have to overcome is the constant threat of relapse. It’s estimated that between 40%-60% of people in recovery fall back into relapse, however, if they have the support of a family this threat is extremely lessened. It’s has been proven that with a family support system, the chances of a relapse drop significantly. Having a family to constantly check in and help keep things on track is an invaluable tool in staying on the right path. Never underestimate the impact a family can have on someone especially when they are helping them in recovery.
Family MUST BE involved in a recovery
Nothing is more important for someone than having their family actively involved in the recovery process. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a single parent or an extended clan, they will help in ways you can’t imagine. Recovery is a journey, one that people need help on which is why it is so critical that the family be a part of it. They provided countless benefits including helping communicate concerns with professional help, giving healthy motivation and support, and helping resolve trauma and suppressed emotions that might have led to the addiction. It is not optional, a family MUST BE involved in the road to recovery.
Recovery is always possible, no matter how bad the situation might seem. While it’s always important for someone to make the decision to get better themselves, support from their family is completely necessary. They are important in helping someone take the first step towards recovery, give them a strong support system to lean back on, and help prevent relapse. It’s a hard road, but no one is ever to far gone to turn their life around and get better. If you or someone in your family is suffering from addiction, call us immediately.
At Pure Recovery California, we treat everyone who comes to us like family. Our world-class staff treat everyone with the love, respect, and empathy they deserve on the path to recovery. We have created a one-of-a-kind treatment program that incorporates exercise, therapy, healthy eating, and meditation to help anyone in our center get back on the right path. No one should have to face recovery alone or suffer from the stigma that comes with addiction, so let us help you complete the process with nothing but support and non-judgment. If you want to learn more about us and addiction or recovery, read our blog.