Maryland Addiction Recovery Center recognizes how crucial it is to engage family members and significant others in the substance abuse treatment and recovery process. The importance of examining family systems and challenging self-deception of family dynamics justifies a strong family therapy program and arrangement of services.
Family counseling services include groups consisting of just family members and significant others, which will allow members to share freely with each other while relating to common problems and solutions.
Family therapy includes families and couples in intimate relationships with goals to nurture and encourage change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. The different schools of family therapy have in common a belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem and regardless of whether the clients consider it an “individual” or “family” issue, involving families in solutions is often beneficial for both the client suffering from drug addiction or substance abuse as well as their family members. This type of family treatment program is meant to benefit the emotional well-being and recovery of both patient and family.