As a result of our experience and research, we have found that when family members are active and involved in their own healing process, the likelihood of long-term sobriety and recovery for the individual in treatment increases significantly. It is not uncommon for a family member or loved one who is operating without our support to continue to try to solve, rescue and/or fix the individuals’ day-to-day problems. These problems are often caused by ongoing abuse of chemical substances. For example, a family member may help pay for rent, a car, groceries, legal fees, etc.
What those helping may not realize is that while providing this sort of help can feel positive, in truth it can be detrimental to the recovery process because it allows for continued drinking and using of substances. Family members and other loved ones may not recognize that their responses to alcoholism or addiction can be complicated by family chaos, stress, or dysfunction.
A Concerted Effort
For this reason, Brass Tacks Recovery uses a multifaceted intervention and coaching approach, which takes into consideration the many varied needs of each individual in the family in relation to the needs of the family as a whole.
Guided by the clinical team, coupled with our knowledge and experience, we empathetically educate and coach family members and other loved ones involved in the addiction recovery process. We also help each person to understand where codependent behaviors (masked as worry, concern, control, financial and emotional support) can continue to enable or fuel active addiction, and provide guidance related to these behaviors.