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The role that family plays in recovery can be a significant part of the process. Surrounding yourself with loved ones as you work through treatment can be comforting and beneficial. Determining to what degree children should be involved in the recovery process is different for everyone. Your family dynamics and the age of the children will all need to be considered; what may benefit someone else may not benefit you. Learning more about your mental health issues will help you and your therapist better understand what to include in your treatment plan.

Establish Goals

What are you working towards? What sort of goals are you setting, both long-term and short-term? In what aspect are your children involved in those goals? Treatment and therapy is a time to focus on yourself and your goals. Separation from daily life tends to be beneficial during this period of treatment.

Work With Your Therapist

Your best resource as you work through therapy is your therapist. Your therapist is there to help and support you through your journey. If you are hoping to include certain people or activities into your treatment plan, talk about it. Finding your voice — learning to ask for what you want and need — is an important part of therapy.

Talk With Your Children

Depending on the age of your children, you may find it beneficial to talk with them about what you are experiencing and your choice to attend treatment. This can be a hard conversation, and many find it helpful to work with their therapist before this conversation occurs. Your therapist can help you to not only understand what you are experiencing and feeling but also help you to better understand how your experiences are affecting other people.

Consider Therapy Options

Different forms of therapy will be experienced differently. Many different therapy options are available, and it can feel overwhelming trying to decide what is the right option for you. Reach out to a mental health professional and simply talk with them about your struggles, goals, and what type of support you are seeking.

Seeking treatment for addiction can be wonderful. Including family and loved ones in treatment plans is different for everyone. Work with your therapist to better understand what will benefit you the most. Consider different treatment options, and begin to establish your goals. Here at The Guest House, we know that everyone is on a unique journey and will require a treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals. We are ready to help you experience treatment individualized specifically to your needs. Call us today to learn more about our treatment options at (855) 483-7800.