It is hard to admit it, but the addict is not the only one with the problem. Addiction is a family disease that affects everyone involved – even the sober family members. One individual simply getting off of the drugs does not support long-term recovery goals. The addict AND his/her family need to change their thoughts, and behaviors to support healthy interactions that support long-term change and prosperity for all parties involved. The presence of the co-addictive relationships and behaviors that commonly occur while dealing with someone’s addiction cause dishonesty, loss of self-esteem, & betrayal, among other things. Love is not a feeling – it is action and commitment. We encourage program participants to work on addiction, individual and “us” issues separately and actively for the long-term.The staff at Tiger Mountain Recovery encourages all family members to begin their own personal journey of recovery while their loved one is receiving substance abuse treatment. There are a variety of support groups, education, and resources available family members, and we encourage you to take advantage of them to promote your personal health and well-being.
Changes are scary and everyone needs help. Treatment is a spiritual process that requires support for each individual. See what the 12-step community can do for you.