Family Counseling and Therapy
Family Involvement in the Rehab Process in Houston, TX
At Into Action Recovery, we believe in family participation in the addiction recovery process. Whether the client is from the Houston area or out-of-town, the client’s family can be involved in the recovery process.
Local family involvement in the Rehab process
When a client comes to us locally, it gives us the opportunity to work with the family one on one. Here is what that process looks like:
- Family is contacted on admission and emailed a family questionnaire. While the client is in detox, the family is asked to fill out the questionnaire, so that we might establish the client’s history from the family’s perspective. This helps to establish if the client is being truthful, as often times clients tend to still be in denial during this time. It’s often said that addicts are “the last ones to know they are sick” and oftentimes, this family form will help the clinical staff to know the extent of their use.
- The primary counselor will contact the families while the client is in detox and weekly thereafter to keep them informed.
- There is also a weekly family group meeting that they can choose to attend as long as the primary counselor approves them.
Out-of-town family involvement in the Rehab process
When a client has been through treatment previously and/or has significant geographic issues that might serve as triggers to them (i.e. friends or family that used with them or are negative influences), being out of town for treatment is typically the most beneficial course of action. Even when the client is from out-of-town, family involvement is still important to the recovery process.
The client’s family has the opportunity to fill out the family survey as well as participate in weekly family conference calls and conversations with the primary counselor on a regular basis. This affords the client the opportunity to only have their recovery to focus on and no other distractions. Meanwhile, the family is kept abreast of their progress throughout the process and made aware of discharge recommendations for continued care. That could consist of sober living here, in conjunction with outpatient therapy or outpatient therapy back home.
With addiction recovery, we have learned to treat chemical dependency as a family problem, not just the problem of the individual.
Call today to speak to our admissions staff to see how we can help you or a loved one overcome their alcohol or drug addiction.