If you are living with someone who has an addiction, it can feel hopeless. Substance abuse can destroy a healthy relationship due to emotional stress, anxiety, and many other difficult challenges. Addiction damages relationships as a result of undermining trust.
A person struggling with addiction is much more likely to recover if their family refuses to ignore or tolerate the problem. Grace Counseling offers couples therapy for addiction. Couples therapy can help you learn how to help your loved one struggling with addiction better, so together, you can learn how to create a positive environment for sober living. Reach out to trained professionals at Grace Counseling at 844.564.0712 to discuss how a treatment plan tailored to your particular needs can help you determine the best path forward.
How Significant Others Play A Role in Addiction Recovery
Partners of those dealing with substance abuse disorders struggle with several sad realities that are all too common. These may include:
- Poor communication
- Mental health issues
- Financial difficulties
- Legal conflicts
- Parenting challenges
- Abuse (verbal, physical, or sexual)
Couples therapy can help both partners navigate the difficult process of recovery. It’s important to establish a positive environment where your loved one struggling with a substance use disorder can find methods to resist the temptation to relapse.
It’s understandable if you are angry, disappointed, or frustrated with a loved one struggling with addiction. However, it’s upsetting and anxiety-producing if your significant other neglects their family, work responsibilities or putting themselves or others at risk.
In couples therapy for addiction, you learn how to provide the help that helps instead of help that hurts. In therapy, couples receive education about how addiction is a complex physical, emotional, and psychological condition and tactics that are effective in helping the couple navigate these obstacles on the path to recovery.
Tools to Aid Your Partner on the Path to Recovery
Stocking the home with non-alcoholic drinks, such as seltzer or mineral water, and making sure narcotic medications are out of sight and, better yet, out of the house, are examples of ways to help provide a home environment that is safer for your partner on their ongoing path to recovery and sober life.
Removing items that may be triggering from your household and avoiding trips to locations that may remind your partner of their life while under the spell of addiction can help avoid the possibility of relapse.
Avoiding interaction with friends and family members who enable negative behavior and the cycle of abuse. Sadly, it’s often necessary to cut ties with those who have either encouraged, enabled, or ignored patterns of addiction and related behaviors.
To stay out of negative mindsets that can trigger a person to seek substances, it can be essential to stop interacting with problematic people in your life. As the partner of a person in recovery, you have to work together on assessing those individuals who are safe and those who can no longer be a part of your life as you move forward on your path to sober living.
How Couples Addiction Therapy Can Help
Grace Counseling has locations in Ft. Worth and Lewisville, Texas. At Grace, we see our patients as individuals. That’s why our expert team prides itself on customizing treatment to meet the individual needs of each of our patients. We treat a broad range of mental wellness and addiction issues. We offer couple’s the therapy they need to manage stress and mental health issues tied to their unique experiences and relationship dynamics.
Our therapists are always non-judgmental and provide an objective assessment to help you learn how to find solutions based on understanding and learning to modify behaviors. These behavior modifications may include learning how to:
- Foster more productive and effective communication
- Unlearn negative habits
- Adjust beliefs
- Create better boundaries
Contact Grace Counseling Today to Rebuild Your Relationship
Addiction can take a huge toll on relationships, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make an effort to repair the damage. Couples addiction therapy at Grace Counseling in Fort Worth and Lewisville can provide the help you need to get your life back on track. We also offer other therapeutic options, such as: