When someone is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, many times they find that the cause of their substance abuse stems from deeply entangled troubles in interpersonal relationships. During your stay with us at Passages, you will meet one-on-one with a Marriage and Family Therapist to work towards better communication and healthier relationships. Even if you are estranged from biological family, these sessions can be used to strengthen bonds with friends, romantic partners, or other members of your support system.
Your Marriage and Family Therapist will work with you to help identify the negative or false beliefs you may hold about yourself that have fueled your dependency, influenced your family life, and disrupted other aspects of your life. During your one-on-one sessions, you will learn how to free yourself from these false beliefs, so you can begin your healing process.
During your stay, your family may be asked to join in individual therapy sessions at Passages. These sessions with your family help break down the communication barriers that have been standing in the way of having healthy and fulfilling relationships with your loved ones. If family is unable to travel for these sessions, they can also be done via teleconference to ensure key members of your support team are included in this process. These sessions will help bridge the gap between your progress in treatment and your transition home, as your Marriage and Family Therapist will address ongoing family dynamics and support needed after residential treatment ends.