The Role of Family Support in Addiction Recovery: Tips for Rebuilding Relationships

Reach out now, we can help
Home / News / Articles / The Role of Family Support in Addiction Recovery: Tips for Rebuilding Relationships

The Role of Family Support in Addiction Recovery: Tips for Rebuilding Relationships

09 February, 2024Articles, News

Having family support in recovery helps to re-establish trust and build relationships and it also promotes a more resilient family unit. The greatest tip for building broken relationships in addiction recovery is for the family and the addict to work together as a unit as this promotes a more robust, more resilient family unit.

Find Support for Your Family

Reach out to Crossroads Recovery Centre in Johannesburg and Pretoria for family support zoom meetings and guidance in addiction recovery.

Rebuilding Relationships: Tips for Family Support

Idea tips for rebuilding relationships

  • The family needs to hold the addict accountable for their behaviour without enabling destructive behaviours.
  • Family members may attend support groups with their loved ones.
  • It is also vital for family members to attend their own support groups for families of addicts.
  • The family can provide love, understanding and stability to provide certainty for the addicts.
  • The family needs to accept that addiction is a disease and the addict would benefit from their help.
  • The family needs to show unconditional love to the recovering addict.
  • Addiction recovery is a long process which requires patience and encouragement and let them know that you believe in them.
  • The family also needs to get the recovering addict the help that they need like counselling or attending support meetings.
  • The families also need to attend family support interventions or groups.

The most important tip for building relationships in addiction recovery is that the family do not blame themselves and to know that addiction is not a spectator disease but it requires action from both parties.

Finally creating a supportive and understanding environment is important as this fosters a sense of safety and acceptance for the addict in recovery. The family needs to establish healthy boundaries and clear expectations.

For more tips on rebuilding relationships in addiction recovery, it is vital to contact Crossroads Recovery Centres in Johannesburg and Pretoria as we offer family support zoom meetings online.

No Obligation Addiction Assessment

Book a No Obligation Confidential Assessment at your nearest Treatment Centre Today.

Johannesburg Admissions: +27 74 895 1043
Pretoria Admissions: +27 82 653 3311

Stories of Recovery

  • The encouragement, love and support from the team at Crossroads allowed me to eventually see that I was worth something - that my life could be turned around and that I could accomplish the things that had long been a forgotten dream.
    Oliver VG
    Read more
  • On the last day of my stint at Crossroads I could only express gratitude towards all who works there. A wise councillor once commented on my question when one is ready for rehab by explaining that when one is ready for rehab, rehab is ready for you.
    Johan B
    Read more
  • I was lost and my soul was broken until I ended up at Crossroads and was introduced to the Twelve Steps. With the help of their excellent staff and amazing support I have recently been clean for 18 months, I could not have done it without them!
    Carla S
    Read more
  • "Just for today I am more than three years in recovery. I have Cross Roads to thank for this wonderful gift. Cross Roads helped me to set a firm foundation in my recovery on which I can continue to build."
    Angelique J
    Read more
Left Arrow Right Arrow

Approved Medical Aids

Bestmed LogoBonitas LogoCAMAF LogoDiscovery Health LogoFedhealth LogoGovernment Employees Medical SchemeLiberty CorporateMedihelp Medical Scheme