It’s said you can’t find recovery if you’re doing it for someone other than yourself.
Sustained recovery is not possible if it doesn’t become a priority for the individual struggling with substance use disorder. However, one can begin the recovery process while ambivalent and “doing it for someone else.”
Time and time again, our clients come to us because their family wants recovery for them more than they want it for themselves. Our clients are not always ready to stop using substances at the beginning of treatment, but they engage in treatment because they are motivated by those they love.
All change is a process. At one point, every person in recovery was not ready or willing to stop using. Aware works with clients and families wherever they are in their transformation. Our care teams meet people where they are in their lives, but we don’t leave them there. By treating our clients in their homes and within their family system, we are able to provide wrap-around support and ensure that their environment is transformed into one that supports recovery.
Most families come into our care with the wrong job description. They’re exhausted, terrified, and are simply doing what they think is best for their family member. The problem is that providing healthy, helpful support is not an intuitive process – it often needs to be taught.
Substance Use Disorder profoundly impacts the family system, and most family members assume adaptive roles in response to the stress, uncertainty, and chaos that often accompanies active addiction. Those roles reflect everyone’s best guess at how to navigate a frightening and unfamiliar situation. The good news is that those roles can be transformed. With education and support, our clients’ loved ones learn to become helpful, powerful allies in the recovery process, even as they pursue their own path to healing.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and need help in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, the recovery teams at Aware Recovery Care are here to help. And we come to you, regardless of where you live. Our unique in-home treatment model of care gives clients a significantly better chance of recovery than traditional inpatient rehab care. Please get in touch with one of our Recovery Specialists to learn more.