Addiction is a family disease. Living with an addict can impact all members of the household.
The physical and mental harm an addict inflicts on themselves is readily evident. However, it is also very important to take into consideration how the addiction impacts the family as a whole.
Families play a complex role in the treatment of an addict. In fact, they are vital to the treatment process. Family and loved ones might be concerned about the family member struggling with addiction, but they also have their own issues and are faced with coping with the consequences of the addiction-related behaviour. Family therapy improves the effectiveness of treatment for both the client and the family members struggling with addiction.
We provide individual, couples/family therapy, and educational programs. In addition to the achievement of sobriety and a restoration of health, one of our primary goals is to begin to heal and strengthen the family bond – turning resentment and anger into love and understanding.
Couples/family therapy is available at both our residential locations and at our Outpatient Clinic located in Toronto.