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If someone you love has been diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health issues, you can support their recovery by participating in the rehabilitation process. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Families should be open to the options of support groups or family therapy and counseling, which can improve treatment effectiveness by supporting the whole family.”
Samarpan Recovery, one of the top 10 luxury rehab centres in Mumbai, offers intensive outpatient treatment to clients with SUD and provides support services for their families.
Intensive outpatient treatment is most effective for individuals with a safe and supportive home environment. According to Psychiatric Services, “Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are direct services for people with substance use disorders or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders who do not require medical detoxification or 24-hour supervision.”
IOPs often give clients greater independence and flexibility, making it possible for some clients to attend work or school while participating in treatment. The people who benefit most from intensive outpatient treatment include individuals with the following:
A strong motivation to get better
Less severe symptoms
Fewer side effects
No co-occurring medical or mental health conditions
A support system
The care team at Samarpan Recovery collaborates with clients and their families to determine the best treatment approach. Many clients benefit from going through several levels of care. However, people who experience fewer side effects or less severe symptoms might only need intensive outpatient treatment and continuing care to treat their condition. Each case is unique, and the Samarpan Recovery rehab centre assesses every client to provide treatment options.
Intensive outpatient treatment often involves spending a large portion of every weekday engaged in recovery activities and therapy sessions. Clients can expect to participate in individual, group, and family therapy sessions using a variety of evidence-based methods, including:
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Motivational interviewing (MI)
Family support often improves the effectiveness of each treatment method by ensuring clients feel confident in their ability to overcome challenges with the help of their support system. In addition, family members can also benefit from attending therapy or counselling sessions that address specific family dynamics. Treatment programs generally last between four to 12 weeks; however, they are tailored to the needs of each client. The care team will collaborate with the client and their family to determine when to transition into continuing care.
Families can support their loved ones by participating in recovery and educating themselves about mental health and substance misuse. A few practical ways families can help their loved ones include the following:
Providing transport to and from appointments
Holding them accountable for their sobriety and recovery
Providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration
Practicing unconditional love and acceptance
Some families rely entirely on the care team to "fix" the problem and ensure their loved one achieves sobriety. However, long-term recovery often requires the support of family members to help clients in recovery follow through with continuing care and the lifestyle changes they made during treatment. The care team ensures family members understand the issues and challenges their loved ones may face as they recover from SUD. Samarpan Recovery is one of the best de-addiction rehab centres in India, and we go the extra mile to ensure families have access to essential resources and services.
Martin Peters, Director of Residential Services at Samarpan Recovery, has said, "Throughout the treatment process, Families are encouraged to access the Family Support Groups that we offer, both face-to-face and online, as well as access peer resource groups such as Al-Anon; all Families will also access the family day and sessions that we offer all of our clients - either in person or online." The many options ensure families remain engaged with their loved ones during IOP treatment.
Continuing care is an essential step in maintaining ongoing recovery. Family support during the transition out of intensive outpatient treatment reduces the risk of relapse or emotional destabilization. Obi Unaka, Deputy Director of Residential Services at Samarpan Recovery, stated, "The continuum of care we engender in our program incorporates the involvement of family members and significant others. Addiction impacts the family system and as such all significant members are involved both for the client's needs and for that of the family members. This is an ongoing process especially post-residential treatment."
Clients at the Samarpan Recovery rehab centre are given the tools they need to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. Family engagement during continuing care and ongoing recovery provides clients with a strong support system that can increase their self-confidence and self-worth.
Individuals struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorder may require residential, partial hospitalization, or outpatient treatment. Samarpan Recovery offers a continuum of care that includes a wide range of rehabilitation programs designed to help clients manage their conditions. The family members and loved ones of clients in recovery often struggle with feeling helpless or uncertain about how to show their support. Samarpan Recovery is a drug rehabilitation centre in Mumbai that encourages family members to engage in the treatment process and show their support by attending Al-Anon meetings, family therapy, and additional facilitated family sessions. To learn more about our programs and services, call us today at +91 81809 19090.
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