The Lantana Recovery team recognizes how important a network of loved ones can be to support long term recovery for our clients. We often find that where there’s a Substance Use Disorder, often there are family members and friends who have shifted their attention, roles, and schedules to help. This shift can often result in a co-dependency on the individual with SUD, where family and friends are controlling or being controlled by the individual’s decision about accepting the help they need. We can start empowering our loved ones to engage in treatment the moment they ask for help by providing support, yet not coordinating their care for them.
It’s for these reasons that Lantana Recovery offers a weekly family support group to help friends and family develop healthy language and thought processes around SUD and recovery. We also include family in monthly sessions with the primary therapist of any Lantana Recovery clients, should the client choose to involve their loved ones. Whether your loved one is currently engaged with treatment or not for SUD, it’s important to recognize that we can create a healthy space for organic interest in recovery by participating in treatment ourselves. In learning to establish healthy boundaries and communicate effectively with our loved ones, we might inspire the change in our loved ones with SUD that we’ve been seeking all this time!