Addiction passes through families generationally, and is said to be the “gift that goes on giving.”
This is readily evident when addiction enters a family system, and it is just as apparent when recovery enters that system. While only one person may be suffering directly from addiction, those closest to the addicted loved one are also impacted in ways that they are both aware and unaware of. That is why when someone with a substance issue decides to get help it is imperative that the family seek help as well. The healing must happen together.
The GateHouse Family Program offers loved one’s of the addict or alcoholic the opportunity to become a part of the recovery, the changing of their loved one, and to begin any changes for themselves. Change begins with one person and when one person changes the way he or she functions within the family system, that system will change too. Knowing how to handle these changes and what to expect are key to the overall success of everyone within your family.
That is why the GateHouse Family Program brings all of us together to go over strategies that have been proven most effective in primary family systems where an individual is either still actively using or is in early recovery.