When a loved one is suffering from problems of mental health or addiction, it is often the whole family who suffers. To watch a close family member become distant at the mercy of these issues can be extremely painful, and many times, the whole family dynamic changes in response. That’s why Clear believes in addressing the whole family unit to ensure long-term success, not just for the client, but for everyone.
Case Managers at Clear Recovery Center work closely with the families of clients to make sure that the entire home is working in unison. Often, relapse can be mitigated when a family is educated and prepared to support their loved one who is newly sober. Our team focuses on working in harmony with both client and family in order to lay the groundwork for a successful and long-term recovery.
For families of individuals struggling with substance abuse, we highly recommend joining an al-anon group. Al-anon is a 12-step program for family members and loved ones to understand the realities of addiction as well as their role in navigating and supporting the stages of both addiction and recovery.
Individuals will learn that addiction is a personal experience, and no amount of support, nagging, or shaming will create an outcome beyond that which is desired by the addict themselves. This program is also ideal for family members who are looking to connect with other families who have a loved one struggling with addiction. Here, families will be able to provide support and advice to one another, and will additionally learn how to provide meaningful support for their loved one.