Addiction is a family disease and the best way to help anyone recover is to treat the whole family. As much as the addict needs a coach, so does the family. Family Coaches pick up the pieces before, during and after and will tailor action plans that support the entire family.
As Recovery Coaches we often focus on support for the person struggling with addiction. Although Recovery Coaches do in fact work with families, the family issues can get overlooked. Family Coaches provide support that is tailored to each affected family member.
Having a loved one that is an alcoholic/addict can create a number of stressors. Implementing the correct supports are vital to everyone recovering in the family.
- Unhealthy boundaries
What If Your Loved One is not Ready for Help?
Unfortunately our loved ones are not always ready to change or accept help. Family Coaches will work with the family to establish healthy boundaries and provide every safety measure possible to be prepared to support the day to day challenges that surround having an active alcoholic/addict in (or out) of the home. We as a team will have every option available for treatment for when they are ready to face their issues head on, while providing the support for the family unit during this difficult time.
In order for the family to recover, it is crucial to find healthy outlets. We must first take care of ourselves in order to best support our loved ones and heal as a family unit.
Learning New Coping Skills
Setting Healthy Boundaries
Each family member plays a role (or multiple roles) to help the family function better in an attempt to maintain stability and balance. Having an alcoholic/addict in the family can create blurred lines with family roles. Family Coaching will help support each family member to assist on what in fact their role is, while helping to walk through the challenges each family member is experiencing.