Family involvement is crucial to the success of any treatment. Not only does it foster a sense of connection, but it also allows families to influence services and the course of their loved one’s treatment.
It is important to note that a family-based intervention can improve a young person’s treatment outcome. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that the Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) program is “an effective, evidence-based intervention designed to promote positive behavior, enhance relationships, repair damaged relationships, and increase resilience in teens.”
Addiction is a family disease, and treating the entire family is vital and can make or break your child’s recovery. The best way to help your child through this difficult time is to show up for him, even if it’s only a few hours a week.
Despite the importance of family involvement, getting people to participate in a treatment plan is not always easy. This is why it’s important to know how to implement it effectively.
Educating the family about addiction can lead to a long and fruitful recovery. It can teach a family member to support the client and remind him to take his medicine.
It can also teach the client coping skills for dealing with a negative or traumatic event. In addition, it can help a client manage his symptoms outside of treatment.
The most successful and cost-effective programs encourage family involvement. A good therapist is willing to sit down with the family and talk about what the patient is going through.