A solid program of recovery involves finding the right support to help you get through the tough times. At Lucida Treatment Center, we offer support groups for families of drug addicts so that family members have a better understanding of what you are going through. It isn't easy to be supportive of a person who has hurt you because of an addiction. Self help support groups\u00a0allow those people closest to you to gain a beneficial perspective for everyone involved. With the right help in place, you and your family can heal after addiction has torn you apart. Family Support and Your Recovery Success When you are in an addiction recovery program, you will meet people who are also in the early stages of sobriety. As you hear the stories of others in group therapy sessions, you will begin to see a pattern. People have damaged relationships within their families because of their addiction and don't know how to build relationships back up. Support groups for relatives of addicts are there to help guide family members and to let them have a safe space to vent about their frustrations. When family members are willing to attend support groups for families of drug addicts, they will have a better understanding of what it means to be an addict. Support Groups For Families of Drug Addicts When people attend support groups for relatives of addicts, they will gain valuable insight into addiction and how to help those in recovery. It can be difficult to know how to help. Along with the tools from a family therapy program, support groups for families of drug addicts help provide the highest level of support for your loved ones. For those worried about a loved one working on their sobriety, a support group can: \tProvide guidance as to what is enabling behavior and what is supportive \tGive family members a place to vent their frustrations with the behavior of the addict \tTeach more about the disease of addiction and how it can be overcome \tRemind those in attendance that everyone in the family needs support to deal with the addiction, not just the addict Support groups for families of drug addicts are informative, helpful sessions where people who want to help can learn how to. When communication within a family improves, the whole family can begin to heal from the addiction and loss of trust it has caused. Recovery Takes Time One of the best messages anyone can take out of a support group is to understand that recovery takes time. There may be instances where relapse occurs, and this is a normal part of the recovery process. As you or your loved one heals from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, help does not mean being taken advantage of. Family members that are supportive but not enabling, have learned to: \tSet solid boundaries around behavior and what they are going to tolerate \tAvoid being taken advantage of and know when to say no \tHave their own support network when it becomes difficult to deal with the person struggling with an addiction \tProvide love while being able to enforce the rules at the same time As recovery goes on, everyone gets a bit better at dealing with the aftermath of substance abuse. Recovery is a process, and those that have a supportive family are more likely to succeed. Long term sobriety can happen, but the family makes the process easier. Find Your Recovery Today Lucida Treatment Center in Lantana, Florida has substance abuse treatment programs that can lead you and your family to your best lives. When you are ready to stop abusing substances and you need help, it's time to call us at . You can heal from addiction and move on to live a vibrant, healthy life.