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Pittsburgh’s Substance Misuse Center

Family Programs For Those With Loved Ones in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The recovery team at Gateway Rehabilitation Center all share the same philosophy--that addiction is a family disease. When your loved one has a substance use disorder, it affects all members of the family in all aspects of life. We encourage our patient’s loved ones to actively participate in the addiction treatment and recovery process to help ensure their sustained recovery.

Family programs are designed to encourage you to discuss the impact that addiction has had on your life, and on others associated with your loved one. We want you to have a voice and a safe place where you can comfortably talk about these sensitive issues. We also assist with finding support groups such as Al-anon and Nar-anon, where you will learn to take care of yourself and be a vital part of the recovery process.

Our dedicated team of clinicians believes that recovery for the patient is enhanced greatly by a healthy family or support system. When you join the Gateway Rehab network, you can put your ‘substance abuse recovery centers near me’ searches to rest. Call today to learn more about our family programs.

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Substance Misuse Support for Families & Patients

How We Support Families

We help families cope with their loved one’s addiction and the recovery process by teaching the following:

  • The disease of addiction
  • Family and communication
  • Enabling, boundaries, and codependency
  • Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and other 12-step recovery groups
  • Denial and defense mechanisms
  • Relapse prevention
  • Understanding the treatment process
  • Overdose prevention and medication-assisted treatment

Learning these tools makes it much easier for families to support their loved one through the recovery process, and also makes it more likely that the patient receiving treatment will maintain sustained recovery in the future.

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The Importance of Family Participation

At Gateway Rehab, we believe that successful treatment involves family participation, which is why we encourage you to be part of your family member’s addiction treatment and recovery process. Our family recovery support programs for family members and loved ones will encourage you to discuss the impact that addiction has on your life and others. Patients in recovery can benefit from a healthy family as they work on overcoming their addiction and participate in family recovery support programs.

Our clinicians and behavioral therapists believe in the bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to addiction treatment. That is to say, we treat the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual facets of addiction. This “whole-person” approach, we believe, is a very successful strategy for long-term recovery. If you are interested in learning more about how we treat our patients in recovery or what we do for families, call or request an appointment online today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help my loved one through substance withdrawal?

Supporting a loved one through substance misuse detox involves being there for them, encouraging professional help, and providing emotional support during the challenging journey to recovery.

What should I know about visiting my loved one in inpatient substance use treatment?

Here are some key points to consider when visiting a loved one in inpatient recovery:

  • Check the visiting hours and guidelines set by the facility.
  • Be supportive and encouraging during your visit.
  • Respect their privacy and boundaries.
  • Avoid discussing triggering topics related to their recovery.
  • Offer a listening ear and positive reinforcement.
  • Follow any rules or restrictions in place to ensure a safe and positive visit.

What is Al-anon and how can it help me as a family member?

Al-Anon is a support group for family members and friends of individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder. It provides a safe support group for people with alcohol use disorder to share experiences, gain understanding, and receive emotional support. Participating in Al-Anon meetings can offer guidance, coping strategies, and a sense of community to help you navigate the challenges of having a loved one with alcohol issues.

What is Nar-anon?

Similar to Al-anon, Nar-anon is a program for friends and family members of individuals who are affected by addiction to narcotics or other substances.

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