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Why Should Family Be Involved?

Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics.

Living with addiction can put family members under unusual stress. Normal routines are constantly being interrupted by unexpected or even frightening kinds of experiences that are part of living with alcohol and drug use. What is being said often doesn’t match up with what family members sense, feel beneath the surface or see right in front of their eyes. The alcohol or drug user as well as family members may bend, manipulate and deny reality in their attempt to maintain a family order that they experience as gradually slipping away. The entire system becomes absorbed by a problem that is slowly spinning out of control. Little things become big and big things get minimized as pain is denied and slips out sideways.

"Without help, active addiction can totally disrupt family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime"

What is Available for Support?

Support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are available for the friends and family of people suffering from addiction (alcohol and drugs, respectively). These support services are important for making connections with others who may be trying to navigate day-to-day life with addiction in the family.

Seeking professional assistance with a therapist can help improve communication among family members, rebalance the family dynamic and give family members a safe environment to express their anger, fear and other concerns. Family therapy may also be helpful in preventing the children of addicts from succumbing to the disease themselves.

People recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction, their families, and their children can and often do achieve optimum levels of health and functioning, but this achievement is may best be measured in years rather than days, weeks, or months.  In the process of recovery, families are strengthened through increased levels of genuine intimacy and families are better able to cope with life’s challenges.

Las Vegas Recovery Center Family Recovery Support

Free weekly family support groups

Four-Day Family Renewal Program

Addiction and chronic pain

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Groups for families and friends of addicts

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Groups for friends, teens and families

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Free services for those with mental illness and their families

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Locate a variety of behavioral health services with this tool.

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For problem gambler families and loved ones

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Co-Dependents Anonymous for those wishing to develop healthy relationships

Online and phone meetings available

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For adult children of alcoholics and addicts.

Online and phone meetings available

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Grief recovery support groups

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For the hurt of separation and divorce

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