At West Coast Recovery Centers, the idea of a person existing alone in treatment is not a fact. For the better part of treatment, the program helps in guiding the family through the beats of their loved one’s journey. Treatment is never easy, but it can be easier for everyone when the family is involved.
What Is Addiction Treatment?
Treatment programs exist for those who cannot break free of their addictions. In many cases, these individuals have various issues that have led them to their current position. It is often the final ultimatum their loved ones will give to try and make things better.
For this reason, families should understand the type of care their loved ones receive and what recovery programs offer. Though each program differs, there are some basic commonalities among all programs.
Often, people who have had continuous issues with substance abuse require inpatient treatment. This is necessary because treatment centers have realized what it takes for someone to truly confront their disorders. Inpatient treatment includes the following:
- Full detox
- Safe environment
- Calm atmosphere
- Time away from society
- Proper socialization
- Time for self-examination and self-expression
These are just a few of the positive aspects of being in an inpatient program. It should also be noted that inpatient programs have no particular timeframe. Each person has their own tailored version of the program, as no two people have the same issues. Therefore, inpatient treatment could last anywhere from thirty days to multiple months. All of this will be outlined by individual programs for clients and their families.
Inpatient programs offer a variety of treatment options for clients. These are meant to coexist in a way that clients find a truly holistic form of healing that encourages development in as many areas as possible. Some modalities offered in inpatient treatment include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Non-traditional therapy
- Activities and amenities based on location
Each program is different, and families may seek assistance in finding the right program at the right time.
When a person enters an outpatient program, it is either as a bridge from inpatient or as a starting point for those who do not need or do not want to partake in an inpatient program. The defining difference is that outpatient programs are not insular, and individuals return home at the end of each day. This allows them to live their lives and go about their routines while reaping the benefits of treatment.
For those who enter an outpatient program, it can be a time when family is most necessary. This is because each day, they are the ones to whom you return. Clients must take what they have learned about themselves and their lives and put it into practice. This may feel like a trial by fire, but it is one of the best ways to begin working into a post-treatment process.
Guiding the Family Toward Better Help
Families are a cornerstone of the treatment process. For many people, the idea of going through treatment without a social safety network can be frightening. That is why the term “family” can be applied to various groups of loved ones. For some, a traditional family situation does not exist or may have dissipated due to death, arguments, or other factors. In these cases, treatment centers will turn to a client’s chosen family to assist with the process.
Regardless, guiding the family through the process is a team of people who care about their clients and want only the best for them. This is often headed up by a case manager whose job it is to usher a client and their family through the process of treatment, assist them with defining their next stages, and point them in the right direction as they head into the post-treatment process.
The best thing a family can do is ask questions. Questions will serve not only themselves but their loved ones. Some questions families may ask include:
- What type of progress is my loved one making?
- How can we best assist the process when they are at home?
- Where do we find assistance both during and after treatment?
- How involved should we be in the process?
These are just a few of the questions a family may ask. In the case of a loved one’s welfare, there are never enough questions. Everyone involved in the process wants to help clients and families find their footing. These people may not realize that families do not have certain answers. That is why asking questions and not assuming can be the best tools.
Guiding the Family Toward the Post-Treatment Process
One of the main pieces to the West Coast Recovery Centers‘ process is making sure that nobody is left high and dry. In fact, case managers make it their goal to develop action plans and goals for clients and their families to follow.
People with substance use disorders (SUDs) have high relapse rates. Because of this, centers such as West Coast Recovery Centers are keen on ensuring they do everything they can to prevent relapses. This means keeping families informed in real-time and not waiting until the end of the treatment process to spring information.
The more a family is involved in the treatment process, the better off their loved one will be. Ask questions, listen to the answers, and help create the goals that your loved one will be working towards.
One of the key groups involved in any treatment process is a person’s family and loved ones. West Coast Recovery Centers believes that without the strength of this pivotal support system, the recovery process can be far more difficult. That is why we want to make sure that families understand how treatment works, what their role needs to be, and how they can offer support during all aspects of care. When loved ones are informed, it creates an environment of healing that West Coast Recovery Centers teaches each client to cherish. For more information about our program and the best ways for families to be informed, call us today at (760) 492-6509.