Addiction impacts the entire family. Everyone must go through their own recovery from the way having an addicted family member has affected them emotionally, physically, and mentally. Royal Life Centers is here for the loved ones of our guests. We offer family therapy and can provide an array of family resources to support you.
Families play a crucial role in addiction treatment and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In addition to providing emotional support, families can connect their loved ones with inpatient programs for addiction treatment and recovery. Even after getting a loved one into treatment, it is important for family members to gain access to family resources to start healing themselves.
How We Care for Your Loved One
For those struggling with substance abuse issues, addiction treatment programs may offer the intensive support and accountability needed at an early stage of their recovery journey. Family members can make a huge difference for these individuals in finding the right residential program for their unique needs.
At Royal Life Centers, your loved one:
- Is assigned a case manager to help them navigate legal and social issues and access to community resources.
- Receives job readiness training, vocation services, and assistance with continuing education in IOP.
- Is paired with a primary therapist who provides counseling and support throughout treatment
- Maintains a close relationship with the medical provider for medication management.
What Will My Loved One Do In Treatment?
During detox, your loved one is under 24/7 medical monitoring. They receive expert medical care from our team of addiction specialists and clinicians. We provide a secure and dependable environment with complete routine room checks in addition to drug tests to monitor the levels of toxins in your loved one’s system, ensuring an effective detoxification process.
During residential inpatient, we provide your loved one with 24-hour access to therapeutic services including individual counseling, group therapy, and continuing care planning. Those in recovery are surrounded by peers who have similar experiences within an inpatient setting that features 24-hour clinical control and access to medical care if needed.
Throughout your loved one’s stay at any of our detox or residential programs, they will enjoy home-like comfort and amenities. All of our facilities include plasma TVs, spacious guest bedrooms, and entertainment centers. Each of our facilities incorporates top-notch nutritional programs consisting of three delicious, balanced meals per day prepared by our in-house culinary chef. On top of their daily meals, guests also have unlimited access to a variety of snacks and beverages.
Our 12-week aftercare program consists of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and two phases of an intensive outpatient program (IOP). During PHP and IOP, your loved one will continue to collaborate with their therapist and doctor. In doing so, they receive mental health services and physician-approved medication management. Unlike our inpatient programs, aftercare allows guests an opportunity to return home or transition into Royal’s sober-living residences for PHP and IOP.
Once your loved one completes our aftercare program, they are welcome to transition into our outpatient program (OP) and stay in our other sober-living residence, Graduate House. As the lowest level of care, outpatient treatment provides the least amount of restrictions with the most freedom. Outpatient services incorporate weekly group meetings and monthly individual counseling sessions to help your loved one maintain their sobriety.
Can I Help My Loved One After Treatment?
Royal’s Alumni Program
Online Recovery Community
Family Resources For Addiction Education and Advocacy
Learning to understand substance use disorders is vital to healing family relationships. There are numerous organizations that dedicate their resources to the distribution of accurate information regarding addiction and recovery.
To find reputable resources to better understand substance abuse and sobriety, follow any of these resource links:
- Shatter Proof — A nonprofit organization that provides resources for addiction prevention, treatment, recovery, and advocacy, focused on reversing the addiction crisis and ending the stigma surrounding substance use disorders.
- Family Resource Center — An educational directory for scientifically supported information and resources from notable, national sources.
- National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) — A nonprofit professional society representing addiction treatment providers.
- Recover Together With Google — Google’s addiction recovery directory includes a resource map, support meetings, recovery stories, and advocacy resources.
- National Families in Action (NFIA) — An organization that provides information about addictive drugs through reports, newsletters, infographics, podcasts, and other kinds of media.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) — A organization that offers volunteer work, advocacy opportunities, and education resources to spread awareness and end drunk driving.
- The Voices Project — A recovery advocacy organization that provides educational and advocacy resources to change the way America thinks about addiction recovery.
- The Voices Project Facebook — The Voices Project’s Facebook acts as a platform for anyone to voice their experiences with addiction.
Support Group Resources For Families Affected By Addiction
Addiction is a family disease that affects the life of the person abusing substances as well as those around them. We suggest families and friends take steps toward their own recovery. Many resources are available for families of people with addiction, including Al-Anon meetings as well as local support groups.
To find a local meeting in your area, or learn more about family support groups, follow any of these links:
- Al-Anon – A support program of parents helping parents process their child’s addiction and find hope.
- Nar-Anon – A support group for people whose lives have been affected by a loved one’s addiction.
- Narateen — Nar-Anon’s support group for families with teenagers that have substance use disorders.
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) – A support program in which parents help parents process their child’s addiction and find hope.
- Families Anonymous (FA) – A 12-step-based support group for families and friends dealing with their loved one’s addiction.
- Face It Together – Confidential, evidence-based peer coaching for those impacted by addiction, including loved ones.
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends — Support meetings with simple tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT Therapy (Community Reinforcement & Family Training).
- Partnership to End Addiction — A support community through Drugfree.org that offers free online gatherings hosted by specially trained parent coaches.
For more family resources and support, you can visit the Royal Life Centers Facebook and Instagram pages. Royal Life Centers devotes its social media platforms to promoting addiction recovery awareness to end the stigma surrounding addiction. Our social media accounts also provide daily positive affirmations, addiction education, and access to Royal’s recovery community.
The Importance of Family Resources
While treatment is the first step toward recovery, most people require additional help to successfully navigate early sobriety. Sober support systems and addiction education can go a long way in strengthening the foundations of your and your loved one’s recovery. Educating yourself on addiction recovery can show that you care about the success of your loved one’s recovery. It also ensures you know what to do if your loved one relapses.
Many family resources cover the importance of person-first language. Knowing how to approach your loved one about the topic of addiction is an incredibly helpful tool. Person-first language treats people with respect during conversations about addiction and recovery. In fact, family resources can help you learn, grow, and heal from the effects of addiction.
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