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Family therapy and substance abuse treatment can compliment each other in defeating addiction

Family therapy and substance abuse treatment:  Introducing loved ones in the healing process

No one will be happy seeing any member of his/her family get wasted in substance abuse. In fact when any member of the family is struggling with addiction, the whole family will have their share of the burden to bear. That is why doctor Dalal Akoury MD and her team of experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center are not leaving anything to chance when it comes to the administrations of drug addiction treatment. According to doctor Akoury who is also the president and founder of this facility, the family has a central role to play in the treatment of any health problem, and that is why we are very particular in our treatment procedures. To be successful in totality, family therapy and substance abuse treatment will complement each other effectively.

The theme of family treatment

There is no doubt that today family work has become a strong and continuing theme of many treatment approaches, nonetheless the family therapy is not used to its greatest capacity in substance abuse treatment. A primary challenge remains the broadening of the substance abuse treatment focus from the individual to the family. The two disciplines, family therapy and substance abuse treatment, bring different perspectives to treatment implementation. In substance abuse treatment, for instance, the client is the identified patient (IP)—the person in the family with the presenting substance abuse problem. In family therapy, the goal of treatment is to meet the needs of all family members. Doctor Akoury in her decades of working experience agrees that family therapy is very essential in addressing the interdependent nature of family relationships and how these relationships serve the IP and other family members for good or ill.

Why do we need family treatment?

This is very important because the primary objective of family therapy treatment is to intervene in these complex relational patterns and to alter them in ways that bring about productive change for the entire family. Family therapy rests on the systems perspective. As such, changes in one part of the system can and do produce changes in other parts of the system, and these changes can contribute to either problems or solutions.

It is important to understand the complex role that families can play in substance abuse treatment. They can be a source of help to the treatment process, but they also must manage the consequences of the IP’s addictive behavior. Individual family members are concerned about the IP’s substance abuse, besides having their own goals and issues. That is why it is important to provide treatment services to the whole family if any meaningful result is to be realized effectively says doctor Akoury.

Finally the essence of family therapy and substance abuse treatment is to deliver completeness in healing. You will need serious committed professionals to deliver this to you and to the whole family. This professionalism is what we have invested in as AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. It is therefore very important that you let us be part of your healing process by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for the commencement of your treatment process. It is worth noting that we appreciate that an integrated substance abuse treatment model based on family therapy, both family functioning and individual functioning play important roles in the change process and so we will take you through that process effectively and professionally.

Family therapy and substance abuse treatment: Introducing loved ones in the healing process