Recovery is one of the most critical times of your life. You are in a delicate stage of your life and facing a wide range of obstacles ahead of you after just completing drug or alcohol detox and rehab. You’re ready to take on the world, but it is not a simple process. Rely on your family to be there to help you. Having family support can make a big difference in the long term. This, coupled with quality care programs like those at BoardPrep Recovery Center®, can change the outlook of your future.
Educate Your Family About What’s Happening
Addiction is not a condition that you can hide, even if you thought it was possible to do so. Your family probably knows that you have an addiction and hopefully have supported you in getting into rehab. Now that you are ready to start on the road to recovery, you need to have family support to make it through those tough times.
The key to remember is that unless your loved one has walked this same path, they do not understand. Even if they want to, have researched it, and have spent hours learning about this condition with you, they do not understand everything you do. That’s why you need to educate them. The more info and insight you provide to them, the more empowered they are to support your future. There is a range of ways you can begin educating your family, including:
- Tell them what you’ve learned in addiction.
- Discuss your triggers with your loved one.
- Encourage them to be a part of family therapy programs.
- Talk to them about your negative thoughts and feelings.
- Educate them on what you specifically need from them during this time.
Rely on Family Support to Get Through High-Risk Times
Family support is a big part of your success, especially during the most challenging times of your recovery. When you get back to work, you may experience stress around you. You may be dealing with pressure from financial problems, relationships, and more factors of daily life. There are also times when you may become frustrated with yourself or those around you. It’s going to be difficult in some situations.
Yet, that’s going to be easier to get through when you let your family help you. Tell them what’s happening. Let them help you to listen. Many times, the most powerful and essential thing family can offer to you is not advice or telling you what to do, but to listen. You don’t need them to fix your problems; you just need someone who will listen to those problems.
Include people in your life that you trust in this circle to support your recovery. These are people that are not going to tell you you’re wrong or tell you they know better. They are people that will ask you what you need and will listen when you’re having a horrible day.
Know That Ongoing Care Is Critical for Recovery
Your family is a big part of the success you will have during recovery. They can provide a good deal of the help you need. Yet, it would be best if you also remained in contact and working closely with your professional team to help keep you on the right path moving forward. When you need help, reach out for an appointment.
We’re here for you with programs such as:
- Substance abuse treatment programs
- Mental health treatment programs
- Medical detox programs
- Partial hospitalization program
- Outpatient treatment programs
Ready for Help? Reach Out to BoardPrep Recovery Center®
Your family is a big part of your success in drug and alcohol addiction recovery. Yet, along with family support, you need professional guidance and resources. Our team at BoardPrep Recovery Center® can provide that to you. Let’s work on helping you to get started on your recovery. Call us now at 866.796.4720 or connect with us online.