Bring a family member any time you have an appointment with us! Family members and even supportive friends can play a significant role in your recovery.
Having your family involved in your recovery can help you because it can keep you accountable and, ultimately, healthy and safe. By inviting your family member to come to your appointments with, they’ll be more educated about the recovery process and be able to understand how they can help you. In addition to learning more about the process and how to help you, they’ll also be provided with programs and services that will further educate them on your recovery.
You don’t have to face your addiction alone. With the support of your family, counselor, and OARS, you’ll be able to live a life free from addiction.
Dr. Negrini enjoys the times where he gets to educate families about the process of addiction recovery, “I enjoy educating my patients’ friends and family about the disease of addiction and the successful steps of recovery. Often times I can see “the light go on” and the patients benefit from this.”
Here’s how you can keep family involved in your recovery:
- Allow your family member to come to an appointment. This gives them face time with the office, OARS staff, Dr. Negrini, and, of course, how you’re doing in your recovery.
- Ask your family to help you follow treatment recommendations. Having this type of accountability with your treatment will go a long way toward breaking free from your addiction
- Invite your family member to join you at NA meetings. NA offers peer support groups, which is a great opportunity for you to get your family even more involved in the recovery process
- Create a sober peer network that involves your family. A sober peer network, especially one that includes family members, keeps you encouraged and connected to good influences in your life
- Educate on the signs of relapse. The more your family knows what signs to look for, the better and more quickly they can identify when you should go back to treatment if a relapse should happen
You don’t have to go through your recovery journey alone. When you involve your loved ones, you’ll be able to continue walking down this path more confidently.