There can be some mixed feelings when a loved one comes into treatment. We have spoken to families who were on the verge of giving up on their loved one before treatment, and other families who have been through this before wondering if this is going to be any different than the last. The short answer is yes.
No matter what the circumstances and history are with your loved one and their substance abuse, we recommend that you stay involved. Trust us when we say that we understand that family and friends of those who are addicted to Alcohol and drugs endure a pain that some will never know. One thing remains true, though: those with substance use disorders tend to cause worry, stress and fear to everyone close to them.
We hope that you will get involved in family therapy and groups while your loved one is in treatment. We understand that the decision to be involved is ultimately up to you, though. Just remember that your loved one will benefit from knowing that you believe in them and are cheering them on from the sidelines. A Better Today understands that family involvement and support are vital to an individuals recovery, and we know that you deserve a chance to be heard too.