At Discovery we understand that each member of the family is uniquely impacted by the presence of addiction. As a response to the pervasive, progressive, and sometime fatal impact of addiction, family members develop maladaptive coping strategies and survival techniques. The Discovery program was established with the purpose of addiction education, and providing participants with unique skills to implement healthy boundaries, and to allow an opportunity for the entire family to heal.
Together, we can support changes that allow everyone to thrive, as the entire family breaks the chains of addiction.
By the time most families reach out for help, a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) has already left a lasting impact. Once an individual begins treatment, all too often the family has a tendency to breathe a sigh of relief and consider the problem solved. In reality the devastation of addiction cannot be so easily healed.
Along with the personal benefits, the participation of family members in the Discovery program is essential to supporting an individual in recovery. Family member involvement, as demonstrated in may scientific studies has contributed to huge success factor int the therapeutic process. At Cedars we have found that patients with loved ones in the Discovery Program have a 9.62% increase in program completion.
Upon completing treatment, it is important that individual returns to a healthy environment. Being stuck in negative behavioral patterns and handling unresolved trauma, anger, and resentments puts an individual at risk for relapse. It is crucial that the household they return to has the tools to support the recovering individual while modelling their ability to set boundaries, engage in healthy communication and practice self-care.