Addiction does not just affect the individual but also family and friends. Family can be biologically or chosen, they are the people who we share our strongest emotional connections. At Addiction Rehab Toronto, we offer Family Counselling as a resource to support family, partners and friends with loved ones suffering from Addiction. Family counselling is an integral part of helping those struggling with alcohol, substance abuse and other addictive behaviours.
A family is a system, and in any system, each part is related to every other part. A change in any part of a system tends to bring change to every other part. When an individual is struggling with addiction, more often than not, everyone around also suffers in some way.
Family Counselling at Addiction Rehab Toronto
Every second Thursday of each month, we offer Family Counselling. During these sessions, each member is given equal respect and time to communicate thoughts and feels to our clinical staff about any the past, issues, concerns, or achievements made during time within Addiction and Addiction Recovery. For example: A member may open about they perceive the behaviour of their loved ones during addiction and how it affected them.
Our clinical staff will establish the strengths of each member and creating solutions to current and future potential Family issues and concerns. Our team will help families understand setting boundaries, and respecting their loved ones boundaries within Addiction Recovery. There will be discussions on developing strategies of effective communication from each member, which can influence positivity, empowerment and motivation to help their loved one overcoming addiction struggles.
Family sessions can offer Hope. It can offer hope for future possibilities of a strengthen relationship built on re-learned and re-gained trust and honesty.
In Family support sessions, we offer unique solution building which has proven to help with reducing family resentment based on past experiences. In addition, we understand it takes time, especially if loved ones have caused heart ache, mistrust and other emotional hurdles, we utilize a strengths-based and solution-focused approach to gather details from each member about their SUCCESS Plan. A SUCCESS plan consists of education and practical skills that can be used to strengthen and improve the bond between family members.
S – Seize a vision.
U – Use your vision to set goals.
C – Conceive a plan.
C – Contemplate resources.
E – Expand skills and abilities.
S – Spend time sensibly.
S – Start! Get organized and go!
Benefits of Family Counselling Sessions at Addiction Rehab Toronto
- Family members will learn each others’ strengths and weaknesses
- Improve how to effectively communicate feelings by learning how to become more honest.
- Learn how to resolve issues in a constructive manner.
- Develop better parent-child communication.
- Gain clear perspective of how each member in the family functions and each family members role.
- Develop an understanding of family member strengths and how to come to solutions
For More Information:
If you’re looking for Family Counselling sessions, please call our help line – 1 855 787 2424