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Drug and alcohol addiction negatively impacts the user and their family. Often times, it is up to the family member to take the initial steps necessary to getting their loved one into alcohol and drug rehab. The transition to rehab is not always easy. It may take courage, determination and patience. Your loved one may be so deep in their drug or alcohol addiction that they may not want help. They may not even believe they have an alcohol or drug problem. It may take a few members of the family coming together to have an intervention and confront a loved one about their alcohol or drug abuse.

The good news is that family members can have the most influence over an addict. As long as they come from a place of love, concern and compassion, a spouse or a parent may have the power to convince a loved one they have a problem. Getting a loved one into a drug and alcohol rehab programme is the best way to help them break free from their addiction and begin to rebuild their lives.

At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we understand the important role that family plays in getting a loved one into rehab. Rehab is the path to recovery.

Family Consultation Services - Getting Your Loved One into Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Our drug and alcohol rehab centre receives calls and emails on a daily basis from concerned mothers, fathers, spouses, brothers and other extended family members. We consult with desperate family members who are distraught over a loved one's destructive addiction to drugs or alcohol. No one wants their loved one to suffer and will do whatever it takes to get them the help they need.

Picking up the phone and calling our rehab centre for a family consultation is the first step in transitioning your loved one to rehab.

We understand that addiction is a destructive force. Often times, the family members that contact us for a consultation have been through a lot. From having money or possessions stolen to bailing a loved one out of jail, visiting them in the hospital, and watching them throw their life away, these are the terrible things family members have had to endure.

Our family consultation services can help you to take the next steps into getting your loved one into drug and alcohol rehab. The goal of our family consultation services is to make this transition as easy as possible. We understand that you have already been through a lot and that rehab may be another challenge. This is why as part of our family consultation services, our counsellors can provide you the guidance and encouragement you need during this critical transitional period. As part of our drug and alcohol rehab family consultation services, we will:

  • Provide you with a phone consultation about your family member's addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Discuss our different treatment options to determine what programme best fits your loved one's drug or alcohol addiction needs
  • Consult with you and other family members on strategies to help get your loved one into rehab
  • Review our alcohol and drug rehab programme details including treatment methods
  • Help you to make travel arrangements to our rehab centre upon request

Family Consultation Services - During Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Family members can provide their loved one with inspiration for getting clean. For an addict, knowing there are people who care about you and are supportive, offers a sense of hope and security. Drug and alcohol rehab is something that can impact an entire family. At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we have a wonderful team of professionals who upon request will provide the following family consultation services:

  • Updates on your loved ones progress through their drug and alcohol rehab programme
  • Complimentary family consultation and counselling session at the end of their drug and alcohol treatment
  • Coordinate an optional visit between family member and loved one at our rehab centre

Family Consultation Services - Learning to Rebuild Lives and Relationships

At The Cabin Chiang Mai, we understand that relationships are often destroyed by drug and alcohol addiction. Learning how to rebuild relationships is a fundamental part of creating a new and healthy drug and alcohol free lifestyle. During rehab, your loved one will work through the root cause of their addiction and the things that led them to abuse alcohol and drugs. They will receive daily counselling to gain insight into their addiction and learn the steps to live an alcohol and drug free life. In addition, they will learn the skills necessary to start rebuilding relationships through:

Group Therapy

Our group therapy sessions follow the 12 step model of drug and alcohol addiction therapy. During group therapy, your loved one will meet with others suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol to explore issues in an interpersonal context. Sessions provide an outlet for individuals to express their feelings and problems and provide mutual support. Sessions are guided by our counsellors and focus on a different addiction recovery topic each day. The goal of group therapy is to create positive changes in behaviour. Group therapy is an excellent way for your loved one to learn to open up, trust others and rebuild relationships.

The 12 Steps and Forgiveness

Forgiveness starts with self. In order to move past drug and alcohol addiction, an addict must first forgive themselves and let go of the past. Through one on one counselling sessions, group counselling sessions and our learning to recover programme, your loved one will be guided through the process of forgiveness. Part of the 12 step programme is also about creating a list of people who have been harmed by your addiction to drugs and alcohol and asking for forgiveness. Our counsellors will work with your loved one to develop a list and plan for completing this step. Depending on the length of programme, this may be done from the safety and comfort of our facility or remotely via our Online Aftercare Coaching programme.

Addiction can leave relationships in turmoil. Rehab can help to rebuild broken relationship and lay the foundation for a healthy, drug and alcohol free life. Remember that the road to recovery is a long one. Your loved one will face many challenges to staying sober. Rehab is the first step in that process.

Through the guidance, encouragement and support they receive in rehab, your loved one can overcome their addiction and embrace a new beginning.

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