How Meth Addiction Impacts Families

When a person is ready to commit to an addiction treatment program to address their crystal meth addiction, taking this step is something that is huge in their life. That individual needs all of the support they can get as they start to make decisions regarding which one of the treatment programs is right for them and come to terms with how much their addiction to methamphetamine has impacted their life. Unfortunately, one of the consequences that substance abusers often face is the fact that their relationship with their family has been hurt during the course of their addiction. One of the goals of our treatment facility is to help patients and their families reunite so that they can start to heal from the impact of meth addiction. 

If you or a loved one is suffering from any form of addiction or abuse, please call Sylvan Detox at (818) 308-3099.

Why Family Support Matters in Addiction Treatment

Sadly, methamphetamine addiction is something that can impact every member of the family of meth users. In some cases, family members are put in a position where they need to take advantage of an intervention program so that they can help to show their family members that they are displaying signs of meth addiction and that they need a higher level of help. Taking advantage of an intervention program will also help to show the effects of meth addiction that have impacted their family. 

It’s important to understand that family support is something that is critical for any person who is considering a substance abuse treatment plan. Knowing that your family is there for you each step of the way can help drive a person to receive the help and care that they need and also help your family relationships to grow stronger. 

Healing Broken Family Dynamics After Addiction

One of the leading ways that meth abusers will help to build healthy relationships with their loved ones is through family therapy. Family therapy is something that brings the members of your family together so that you can begin to heal from the impact of your addiction. Family therapy provides you with the opportunity to take advantage of open and honest communication with your family members in a neutral environment. Keep in mind that depending on your family dynamic, it’s possible that family therapy is something that may need to wait until you’re further along in your addiction recovery. However, it’s something that will be incredibly beneficial nonetheless. 

How Families Can Support a Loved One Without Enabling Them

Meth use and addiction are something that can be difficult for a person to overcome. Therefore, it’s important for patients and their families to understand that there is a clear line between support and enabling. As your loved one works through their residential treatment or outpatient rehab program, you should also take the time to work through your own family support program so that you can understand what steps you can take to support your loved one without enabling them. This dynamic will look differently depending on your family structure. However, it’s a step that can help in preventing relapse which is key. 

Family Support at Sylvan Detox

At Sylvan, we offer holistic treatment program options that will help not only meth users but their families to heal from the consequences of substance abuse. We offer a wide range of treatment plans including an inpatient or residential treatment program which gives a patient the opportunity to live on our campus and enjoy around-the-clock care and support from our team. However, if a patient has personal or professional responsibilities they may be better suited for an outpatient addiction treatment program or a partial hospitalization program.