Family Addiction Intervention Service
Over many years, Ocean Recovery Centre has treated many thousands of clients with drug and alcohol addictions. In association with this, we have supported husbands, wives, partners, parents, siblings, grandparents and friends.
At Ocean Recovery Centre, we understand that behind the addiction suffer is a friend or family member who also find themselves struggling with the impact that a drug or alcohol dependency can have.
During the battle with addiction and its detrimental effects, relationships can be left in ruins. To help achieve a full and lasting recovery for our clients, we believe it is essential that we support their network of friends and family by providing them with the help and guidance they need to support their loved one during the rehabilitation process and beyond.
We offer FREE access to telephone support for any friends or relations before, during and after the drug and alcohol rehab treatment programme. For most people, this is enough and can dramatically help during difficult times. Others, the effects of the addiction are deep and repairing friend and family relationships may require a more intense family intervention.
“I love my son, but I hate the addict…I want my child back” Mother, 59, from Blackpool.
We understand that families often struggle to find the right words; worry that they are making things worse; or have lived many years of turmoil, lack of trust and are genuinely worried about their loved ones. We are here to help! For many families or loved ones, they simply want their own support, to be heard, understood and to feel part of the journey; learning how to cope with and support the new journey to recovery.
This new way of life is a difficult journey for everyone, and we are committed to ensuring that our focus remains on:
- Helping each family member to repair the damage that a drug and/or alcohol addiction has caused.
- Ensuring everyone develops the tools and understanding that will help you rebuild your lives and make useful changes!
- Providing families and loved ones with their own space and time (in their own right) to talk through the difficulties, emotions, fears and understanding.
- Helping you find new ways to cope, learn new skills and rebuild your family’s future.
Our Family Intervention Service has one simple aim:
To provide every family with their own space and support to repair the damage caused by addiction
We repair this damage in a number of ways. We can provide you with private one on one sessions where you can share your concerns and fears.
We can help you gain a better understanding of addiction and the effects it will have had on your loved one. Additionally, we can help you explore difficult feelings, thoughts and emotions; giving you the space and time to talk and be heard in your own right and helping you develop the strength and skills to move forward.
Supporting the whole family is a key element, so we look at how you all work together, communicate with each other and support each other. Providing you with the resources and materials to learn how to support someone and each other throughout your loved one’s recovery. Helping you to find new ways of building relationships with those closest to you and support you all to secure a happy, family life again.
Where do these sessions take place?
Centre Based: Most of our clients enjoy holding these sessions in the privacy and comfort of one of our private residential treatment centres. These sessions can take place in any of our UK facilities nearest to your own area. These sessions can take place during your family visits should your loved one join our residential rehabilitation facility.
Home Based: Some clients prefer to hold their sessions in their own home, which can be arranged and enable you and your family to make the most of your support sessions in your own surroundings. This home environment may also make you feel more comfortable and more likely to open up about the particularly personal elements of your loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction.
How many sessions will I need?
We understand that every family is unique and for some, a short number of sessions may be just what they need to help them during the early days. However, for some families, the years of hurt, distrust, damage and fear are not easily repaired in a short amount of time. Choosing a longer package of support increases the likelihood of real family success and may be just what you need to rebuild your relationships.
As a minimum, our Standard Starter Package of 4 Weeks is available for any family ready to access our support. This enables our Family Intervention Worker to work closely with you each week and develop a plan that is as unique as you are, start to explore your fears, hurt and concern and then start to rebuild your lives.
During the first four weeks, you can discuss your next steps, review your progress and then choose exactly how many more sessions you will need to secure great family relationships.
With your Family Intervention Worker, you will also be able to discuss the treatment and therapies your loved one will experience during a residential rehabilitation experience because knowing what process they are following will also help you to connect with them and support them even further.
This is flexible and you can simply buy additional sessions per week (or more) until you are all ready to move forward together without our help.
How Do I Access This Support?
If after reading this, you think your family would benefit from this service contact us today! We can then conduct an initial assessment, allowing us to gain an understanding of the support you require. You can call us on 01253 847 553, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our highly trained team will reply.
Our aim is to help everyone affected by addiction and you will always be treated with compassion and confidentiality.
For additional information download our leaflet