Systemic Family Intervention

When a person uses drugs, it doesn’t just cause damage to them; it also causes damage to their family and friends. Relationships can become severely compromised, and without help, it may never get sorted. At the IMI Addiction Medicine (IMI-AM), we understand how difficult it can be for families with substance problems. We provide systemic family intervention to help restructure and or restore healthy strong emotional bonds.

IMI-AM Provide Comprehensive Treatment and Support for Drug Addiction

Drug addiction has long been misunderstood, with many regarding it as a moral issue rather than what it involves is: drug addiction is the brain that drives an individual to use, the mind that ultimately develops patterns of dysfunction causing the self to feel defeated, and a family system that may contribute to dysfunction or healing. Drug addiction requires comprehensive treatment and support; individuals can’t just ‘get over it’ with willpower alone.

We look at addiction to substances as a comprehensive brain neuropsychological, psychological, emotional, familial problem that are aggravated due to the drugs causing changes to the function and structure of the brain, body, mood and emotional life. When you have a family member who is suffering from substance abuse, although they are aware of the harmful effects, their brain makes them think that they need the drug still; it’s a constant battle that can get scary and intimidating.

We look at addiction to substances as a comprehensive brain neuropsychological, psychological, emotional, familial problem that are aggravated due to the drugs causing changes to the function and structure of the brain, body, mood and emotional life.

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No family should be left on their own to deal with this type of problem, and having professional help is the best option.

What Is An Individualized Addiction Treatment Program?

When a family is dealing with a member who’s addicted to drugs, they may be unsure about how to stop a loved one using drugs themselves. They may have tried talking to them to understand why they’re taking drugs and discuss with them why it’s bad as well as the associated consequences. However, in many cases, they agree with everything to get out of the conversation, and their addiction doesn’t cease.

At IMI-AM, we provide family drug use help to all of those in need. No family should be left on their own to deal with this type of problem, and having professional help is the best option. A drug intervention specialist will lead a session with the goal of getting the addicted individual to accept help and enter recovery.

How Drug Addiction Can Affect A Whole Family

Having a drug addiction doesn’t just affect one person; it hurts multiple people. Substance use is a serious problem and it can cause families to fall apart. There are several different ways in which drugs can bring problems into family life. When a loved one is hurting themselves by abusing drugs, it can cause a great deal of stress on the entire family, as well as their friends. There are many consequences caused by drug addiction, including:

  • They might go missing for a few days or not come home at night due to being intoxicated.
  • The drugs can change their personality. They can do and say things that would usually be out of character
  • You may find that they often lie; you won’t be able to count on them for things that you usually could.
  • Drugs can cause a lot of problems in a family such as fighting, depression, resentments and much more.

When an individual, especially one who is considered a role model to those younger than them, is using prescription or illegal drugs to the point where they are addicted, it can also influence others into using the drug.

If a child is brought up with a family member who is addicted to drugs, they are more likely to use and abuse drugs when they’re older. Our family drug intervention can help those who are suffering from an addiction and prevent young children from being brought up in an environment with drug use.

If you or a family member suffers from addiction, you should never feel embarrassed to seek out help. At IMI Addiction Medicine, we can provide both a private consultation and counseling to family groups or individual family members.

How Can Drug Intervention For Families Help?

When someone is addicted to drugs, they can feel confused and anxious. Many people get ashamed to go to their families and feel like they have no one to turn to for help. If you or a family member suffers from addiction, you should never feel embarrassed to seek out help. At IMI-Addiction Medicine, we can provide both a private consultation and counseling to family groups or individual family members. Our advice for families with drug addiction comes from professional, trained and experienced counselors. They know how to talk about drug use with family groups and individuals to help them rebuild their relationships and trust. Building family relationships is a significant step in our adult and teen drug intervention program. Drugs can make people say and do things that they usually never would and important family bonds can get jeopardized. The transition from addiction to recovery can be difficult, but it’s also very rewarding. When someone who is addicted to drugs can get to the point of recovery, with professional help, family support, love, and encouragement, they can become the best version of themselves.

Interested in Our Systemic Family Intervention Services?

At IMI-AM we understand how difficult it can be for families with substance problems, which is why we provide systemic family intervention to help restructure and or restore healthy strong emotional bonds.