Addiction takes hostages, but the addicts themselves are rarely the only victim; friends and family members are often equally terrorized by the substance abuse of their loved ones. These breakdowns must be handled gracefully, with great attention paid to the context of the addict’s situation and the family’s relational dynamics. Recovery Consultants can step into the whirlwind of addiction at many different points in the process, sometimes as interventionists from the very beginning, sometimes in the middle, when a client’s course of treatment is already in motion but they are in need of extra support.
With awareness of all the crucial relationships in treatment (therapists, group facilitators, technicians, psychiatrists, trainers etc.) Recovery Consultants can focus on client’s ability to connect and communicate with others and participate in their own treatment.
Additionally Recovery consultants work with those who are most impacted by the addict’s struggle by providing psychoeducation, therapeutic coaching, and support in boundary-setting for friends and family members. Your Recovery Consultant will work to improve communication between family members and the addict, while encouraging family members to evaluate their role in their loved one’s recovery.