Setting Boundaries In The Addictive Family System

boundaries codependency family parents Jan 19, 2023

Last week I shared a video that pointed to what in my estimation is one of the biggest reasons for poor outcomes in substance use treatment. And that's the fact that clients are often discharged without having established a solid foundation for recovery. 

I also included a discussion on the family's role in learning how to provide effective support to help avoid some of the most common pitfalls that lead to poor treatment outcomes. 

This week I'll take the family support piece a step further by sharing with you a presentation I've been giving to families for years now, and it's by far one of the most valuable discussions we can have when beginning the road of addressing a substance use issue with a loved one. It's short, concise, and goes directly to helping families understand the impact of substance use on the family system and the steps you can take to that will ultimately give your loved one the best chance possible for treatment success. 

And it all starts with restoring family balance by setting healthy boundaries

WATCH NOW: Addiction And The Family System: Setting Boundaries

This video addresses the most relevant factors that go into effective family support:

  • Boundaries
  • Expectations
  • Control
  • Self-care!

More importantly, it sorts out the differences in these depending on the age and your relationship with the client:

Adolescent?

Adult?

Adult child???

And finally, it explains the "Paradox Of Intervention and Control," which reveals the most impactful thing families can do to give their loved one the best chance possible for treatment success. 

WATCH NOW: Addiction And The Family System: Setting Boundaries

This video is actually an excerpt from my free online workshop "Navigating he Road To Successful Recovery For Your Loved One," a 90-minute presentation specifically for families addressing a substance use issue with a loved one. You can register by clicking on the link below. 

 

FREE WORKSHOP

"Navigating The Road To Successful Recovery For Your Loved One"

REGISTER

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