Going to a treatment center in Florida can be scary. You will be in an unfamiliar place with people that you do not know. You may think that having visitors will make your stay in treatment easier. However, most treatment centers will not allow you to have visitors on a regular basis. The only exception is on designated days for immediately family to come for family workshops and therapy sessions.
There are several reasons why most Florida treatment centers do not allow visitors:
• Allow you to find yourself separate from your family and friends.
• Help you avoid relapse triggers.
• Prevent you from becoming preoccupied with the drama of your family and friends.
• Allow your family and friends to heal separately from you.
How Separation Helps Recovery
Addiction is a family disease because it affects the loved ones of the addict just as much- if not more- than the active user. While you may think that healing together is effective for recovery, the contrary is actually more effective for recovery. Loved ones of addicts often end up falling into the trap of co-dependency, which means that they become just as preoccupied with the addict as the addict is preoccupied with using their substance of choice. Co-dependent relationships are often so enmeshed to the point that one person in the relationship cannot function normally without the other. While the active user is in treatment working on their substance abuse problem, their loved ones need to get involved in programs to become educated about the disease of addiction and recover from co-dependency.
Genesis House is an inpatient treatment center that is located in Lake Worth, Florida. We understand that family involvement is a part of taking a holistic approach to addiction treatment. In addition to our programs to treat substance abuse, we have a family program that is devoted to helping the family members of the clients heal from the devastating effects of active addiction and create a new life in recovery. The family members who are participating in the program will be allowed to see their addicted loved ones every Sunday from 10 AM-2PM. In addition, they may be able to keep in contact with their loved one through weekly phone conferences and emails under the supervision of a primary therapist.
If you or your loved one is interested in Genesis House or have general questions about addiction and recovery, call us today at 800-737-0933