We know from firsthand experience that addiction steals life, hope, dreams, compassion and happiness from individuals and their families. Addiction can have devastating effects on family relationships and friendships. It can be frightening and heartbreaking to suspect that your loved one is struggling with a serious addiction. Seeking addiction treatment for family and friends can be a difficult step to take, but it’s often a necessary one. When individuals are in need of substance abuse treatment programs, they often can’t see the need themselves. By offering to help and support them on their journey, you’re allowing them to make the first step.
Addiction as a Family Disease
What’s important to remember when it comes to addiction is that it’s a family disease. If you’re looking for treatment for family and friends, it can begin to feel intrusive. However, keep in mind that their addiction is negatively affecting you and others around them. Don’t think of it as being intrusive, but instead of getting everyone that needs help what they need.
The behavior that an individual will display when struggling with addiction can begin to take its toll on family and friends. Secretive actions, lying, and stealing all lead to distrust and resentment among loved ones. Neglecting responsibilities can not only cause resentment, but can also place unnecessary stress on family members. Worrying about the wellbeing of your loved one can also cause unnecessary stress and disrupt the lives of other family members.
To heal broken relationships and get your loved one back on track, it’s important to find treatment for family and friends.
Seeking Treatment for a Loved One
You can call our center with questions about care for a friend or family member. If you believe your loved one has a substance use problem, we can support you in determining steps to take that may help them and encourage them to enter treatment.
We are ready to talk with you to explore your options for supporting your loved one, whether that person is a child or dependent, or a friend/family member who is an independent adult. We can also discuss referrals to other facilities in the Spokane region, based on the level of care your loved one needs.
It is important to remember, however, that your loved one is responsible for their own choices, and you cannot make choices for them. We can discuss healthy options with you.
If you are seeking services for a child or other dependent, and you believe that addiction treatment programs for them may be covered by your insurance, you can begin by submitting your insurance details.