Do you have a son or daughter whose risky substance use is out of both his or her control and yours? Is your spouse or partner’s drinking out of control and damaging your relationship?
Research confirms what common sense suggests: a supportive family environment and healthy positive relationships are invaluable aids in overcoming substance use and addiction. At the Washton Group, we involve the parents and partners wherever possible and clinically appropriate. Our services simultaneously help you restore a more rewarding relationship with your child, spouse or partner, as well as giving you the tools to help him or her to escape from alcohol or substance abuse.
Guidance and support for significant others
We offer guidance and support for family members and significant others of clients currently under our care. Unlike addiction treatment facilities, we do not offer a pre-formulated family program. We offer private, confidential help that is tailored to the needs of each family and/or couple. What’s more, we adhere to a distinctly positive therapeutic approach that stands in sharp contrast to traditional heavy-handed “tough love” tactics. And, we do not label family members as “codependents”. We help them work toward letting go of ineffective tactics such as nagging, pleading, and threatening – which are often borne of desperation and exasperation – and provide them with a toolbox of positive strategies that are more likely to yield positive results.
Our first goal is to develop rapport and the foundation of a good working relationship with each and every client. With the primary client’s consent, we seek to involve family members in the therapeutic process as soon as it seems practical and clinically appropriate. We will schedule an initial consultation with family members (together with the primary patient) and then a series of family/couples sessions, as needed. The focus of these sessions is to align goals, improve communication, and work through whatever stuck points or barriers may arise.
Find out more
To learn more about how substance abuse therapy provided by The Washton Group in Princeton and New York can help you and your loved one, just call us or fill out the contact form on this page.