A substance use disorder (SUD) can affect people from all walks of life, and it can also greatly affect their relationships with family and friends. If you’re living with a substance use disorder, then the chances are that those close to you are suffering differently. As your dependence on drugs or alcohol increases, so do complications with your relationships with friends, family, and peers. Saving and repairing these relationships is a critical part of recovery. Rebuilding the relationships damaged through your substance use disorder will take time and effort, but it’s worth it. Learn more about women’s residential substance abuse treatment at Crossroads by giving us a call today at 877.978.1667.
Substance Use and Personal Relationships
Once you’ve committed to treatment for your substance use disorder, it’s time to work on repairing, rekindling, or strengthening your close personal relationships. They may have been affected by your behavior while using. While your treatment should be focused on getting yourself well, part of your recovery should be focused on healing those strained relationships that will be integral to your ongoing support network. Be aware that some of your relationships may be irreparable. Not everyone is willing to forgive you; it’s just life. Keep working on repairing the relationships that are open to healing.
Just be upfront and ask for it. Be honest and acknowledge the mistakes you made that hurt the people in your life. Receiving forgiveness allows you to let go of any guilt or shame about your past behavior. Your actions help rebuild broken trust.
Good communication is the key to any healthy relationship. So to rebuild any strained or broken relationships, you need to reopen the lines of communication. Tell them exactly what your struggles are, what you are doing to treat them, and what you plan to do in the future to stay healthy. You should also be open and accepting of their feelings as they could be angry or resentful.
If you had strained relationships because of broken promises like missing family events or not being present for someone when they needed you, then now is the time to right those wrongs. Go to your childs’ concerts or sporting events when you say you will, make dinner for your family, or surprise a loved one by supporting them in something that matters to them – without them asking.
You’re going to have to be strong and persistent. These relationships will not repair themselves overnight. It will take time, so be patient, understanding, and humble.
Aftercare is Key
Make sure you participate in support groups or outpatient care as part of your recovery. It shows that you are serious about making amends and being a healthier version of yourself. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to be around others going through the same steps.
Women’s Substance Use Treatment
At Crossroads, you’ll have the chance to treat your substance use disorder and develop a plan to avoid a relapse. You’ll be with peers and professionals who understand what you’re going through. We will also develop an individualized treatment plan with our team to set you up for success in your sobriety journey.
Treatment programs at Crossroads include:
- Dual diagnosis program
- Residential women’s treatment program
- Rehab for women with children
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
Contact Crossroads To Get Help With a Substance Use Disorder
Crossroads offers a variety of substance abuse treatment programs for men and women at any stage of life. Addiction behavioral and mental health are issues that can affect anyone and require treatment programs. At Crossroads, we provide a variety of evidence-based therapeutic options for recovery. Comprehensive care and ongoing support are essential elements of recovery, and we strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for healing and personal growth. Our team can help with treating:
- Alcohol addiction
- Drug addiction
- Benzo addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Fentanyl addiction
- Opiate addiction
- Opioid addiction
- Marijuana addiction
- Meth addiction
- Methylphenidate addiction
Our caring and compassionate treatment team are standing by to help you navigate the next steps for your individualized treatment and recovery. Give us a call today ay 877.978.1667.