Addiction and alcoholism are called “family” diseases because they affect everyone. Recovery is also a family affair, as everyone’s life has the chance to change.
- You’re Challenge With Your Own “Demons”: Facing addiction and alcoholism is about more than facing a problem with drug use and alcohol use. Addiction and alcoholism are often described as symptoms of deeper issues. Mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are frequently co-occurring with addiction and alcoholism. When your loved one goes to treatment, they are facing their issues in mind, body, and spirit. It’s about so much more than drugs and alcohol. As you witness their journey of self-discovery and healing, you will be inspired to confront some of your own issues. There is no time like the present to make changes in your life and heal.
- You Learn To Take Care Of Yourself: Supporting a loved one in recovery can be exhausting. After all, you spent many years supporting them in spite of the damaging effect their addiction and alcoholism had on their life and yours. While a loved one is in treatment, you have time to take care of yourself. Moving forward after treatment, it is critical to maintain a personal program of recovery and self-care. The famous example comes from the safety instructions on airplanes: you must secure your oxygen mask first before helping others.
- You Explore Recovery For The First Time: There is interesting history, culture, and science behind addiction treatment and recovery. Right now fighting addiction and supporting mental health is a popular topic across many disciplines. Now that your loved one is building a lifestyle of recovery, you can learn more about what that means.
- You Excel In Patience: You learn to have patience for the mood swings, accomplishments, realizations, and difficult days. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be perfect at being patient. By working on yourself, you’re learning how to be more patient and understanding of your loved one’s experience in recovery. Treatment isn’t an answer but a foundation for a new way of love.
- You Master Acceptance: Relapse can be part of the recovery story, but it doesn’t have to be. There are slips and fallbacks along the way. You know that your loved one is doing the best they can and recovery is about progress not progression.
- You Believe In Miracles: There’s simply no other way to describe it. What you have witnessed in the transformation of your loved one since they have gone to treatment is nothing short of miraculous. If their lives could be saved, anything seems possible.
Avalon By The Sea brings families together and heals relationships through onsite counseling, long distance therapy, and intensive weekend programming. As one of California’s only primary mental health treatment facilities, we provide trusted programs with trusted results for healing mind, body, and spirit. For more information, call us today at 1 888-958-7511.