Chances of recovery from the addiction increases dramatically when there is a healthy involvement of the family members. The reach of smoking, alcoholism and other drug addictions will go far beyond the individual. In case of addiction the family members often recognizes the addicted individual’s problem and able to give complete warmth and relief according to the degree of addiction. When it is very difficult to get recovery from the addiction even after the care of the family members then the certified physician’s intervention is highly needed.
To provide recovery hands to the drug addiction individual two main movements or plans were started in the early 1960’s. They are:
- Codependents Anonymous (CODA), and
- Family therapy
It was observed that the addiction was not taking in all the families. The families who are more educated are also happening to be addicts and the poor or middle group families are with good characters without any addictions. Hence the addiction habit starts mainly due to the unhealthy and distressed family environment and not by the self alone. This laid the base for starting the Codependents Anonymous (CODA) movement which not only supports the patient in changing and healing but also helps the family members of those addicts to get improvement in personality.
The other main movement is the family therapy or family addiction therapy, which is a fast and healthy growing movement, by which the family members were trained with proper knowledge regarding the various addictions, its severities, complication, signs and symptoms, recovery techniques, care and cure for addictions, etc. Mainly the family members were educated how to manage and assist the addicts during the treatment or recovery time. This family addiction therapy showed a lot of improvement and results with the addicted individuals.
The family addiction therapy was implemented not only with the outpatients; it was also implemented and worked better with the inpatients where the family environment will be provided for the addicted individuals to get the recovery.
On the whole the family addiction therapy has two main goals. They are:
- To introduce effective changes in the lifestyle of the family and to support such changes in an ongoing fashion
- To make the family members to experience their worldly commitments and responsibilities in the way of perception, values and emotions that helps in anchoring the changes for a prolonged time
The family addiction therapy also governs the drug rehab programs by which the drugs usage, its side effects and the dosage reducing techniques were explained to the addicted individuals so that it will help them for further speedy recovery.
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