My Family or Loved One Needs Treatment

Treatment for Loved Ones

Whether your family member or friend is already in treatment, or you’re looking for help when their substance use disorder is still active, we’re here to help you make the choices necessary for whole-person and family recovery and healing.

Our whole-person system of treatment of substance use and mental health disorders means we’ll help you and your loved one make an evidence-backed, personalized recovery plan that will take them from the first steps of detox, if needed, through whatever treatment is right for them, and beyond their time in our acute care programs into a lifetime of recovery.

Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Just as we’re here for those who suffer from substance use disorder, we invite you to call us now for more information and guidance on how to best help your loved one – and yourself.

Wait… why would you need help for yourself? You’re not the one with the addiction problem. While that may be true, addiction is not a disease that exists in isolation. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) doesn’t happen in a vacuum. The impacts are felt through all facets of the substance user’s life, especially in relationships.

Why Do Families Need Programs and Supports?

We often hear from families and those surrounding the substance user, “If only they would change, everything will be fine. We’re not the ones with the problem.”

What we know is that addiction doesn’t happen overnight or in a bubble. When one family or community member is unwell, their surrounding family and community becomes unwell, too. Each plays a part in the cycle of traumatic response to substance use.

As a family member, loved one, friend or co-worker of someone who is suffering from substance use and mental health disorders, you may be carrying the burden of addiction-induced trauma and not even realize it.

When someone returns from treatment, hopeful in their new life of recovery, into the unchanged family and community system from which they came, there is high danger of reverting to substance use. 

Recovery is much more powerful and effective when the entire family and community is lifted out of the cycle of addiction. Your family has been impacted by the addiction. It makes perfect sense that healing your whole family increases the chances for stronger, more hopeful and lasting recovery for all.

Healing the Family System

You came here looking for help for your loved one. Of course, we can absolutely help with that. Please call us and our Member Care Specialists will compassionately walk you through all the steps you can take toward helping your loved one into recovery for life.

We also invite you to explore our Family Program for yourself, where you can learn new strategies for coping with your loved one’s substance use and learn new skills and tools to heal in your own way. At the same time your family member or loved one is getting treatment for their substance use disorder, your own healing in our Family Program runs parallel so you’re creating a new, healthy family unit together.

Even if your family member or loved one is not in recovery or getting treatment, our family programming will still allow you to find peace and contentment in your own life so you are better able to cope with their substance use disorder.

Please contact us now. We’re ready to help your entire family heal.

Article Reviewed by David Sherman, MD

David Sherman, MDDavid Sherman, MD is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and board certified in Addiction Medicine with the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a native Missourian and graduated medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman completed a two-year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He leads a highly trained staff of master level certified addiction professionals. Men and women from all over Missouri and the United States come to Sana Lake Recovery Center to get the care they need and deserve.