At A Better Today we believe that education is a vital component in achieving lasting recovery. While this is invaluable for the addicts themselves, it is also extremely beneficial for family members to become better educated on addiction. Addiction is not only hard on the addict, it is just as hard, if not harder, for the family to watch their loved one disappear before their eyes.
Acquiring a broader knowledge of a substance that is being abused can play a large role in preventing a relapse. The addicts and their families will be able to understand the disease on a higher level and break down barriers that have hindered their relationships. When the addict has a family that they can turn to during times of struggle, that understands addiction, it is a tremendous help in recovery.
We offer addiction education to our clients as a part of their treatment program. On Saturday’s, we offer addiction education classes to families and loved ones of our clients. This helps the family to better understand the disease of addiction, realize their loved one was sick, and understand how to better help them upon their release.
This information will prove to be indispensable in lives of the addict and their families. Our main priority is to free the addict and the family from the horror of addiction through educating all the parties.