Addiction negatively impacts the user and their family. Often times, we are asked by the family for advice to get their loved one into rehab. Taking the initial steps to rehab is not always easy. It takes courage, determination and patience. Your loved one may be so deep in their addiction that they may not want help. They may not even believe they have a problem. It may take a few members of the family coming together to have an intervention and confront a loved one about their behaviour.
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 quality treatment 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 Advice and Consultation Services – Pre-treatment
We receive 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. 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 rehab. 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 family consultation services, we will:
Provide you with a phone consultation about your family member’s addiction
Discuss our different treatment options to determine what programme best fits your loved one’s needs
Consult with you and other family members on strategies to help get your loved one into rehab
Review our rehab programme details including treatment methods
Help you to make travel arrangements to our rehab centre upon request
Family Therapy Services – During Treatment
Addiction is something that impacts the entire family – that is why it’s known as a family disease. When one member of the family is struck by addiction it naturally leads to stress in the house and causes other family members to unconsciously adopt dysfunctional beliefs and behaviours to cope with the situation. Therefore it is imperative that the family also receive therapy at the same time as the addict – numerous studies have proved this approach increases the chances of the addict maintaining recovery long-term.
Here, at The Cabin Chiang Mai, we offer an intensive three-day Family Therapy Programme for FREE. During this time, the family will be integrated into their loved one’s treatment and learn about the disease of addiction and how it is treated. As well, we will identify the roles family members have been adopting so far and teach them how to support the addict’s recovery once they return home.
We understand that relationships are often destroyed by addiction – and assisting families in taking the initial steps in rebuilding relationships is also a fundamental part of this session.
Other Family Consultation Services available During Rehab
We understand that as family you will naturally be concerned about your loved one during their stay at our rehab centre. On advance request, we can provide you with:
Updates on your loved one’s progress through their treatment programme
Coordinate an optional visit between family members and loved one at our rehab centre if you are unable to attend the Family Programme – please note thatsuch a visit can only be facilitated on approval of the client’s personal counsellor.