The devastation touches everyone within range, which is why it is crucial to include both husband and wife in the recovery process.
Addiction is like a hand grenade exploding in a home. The devastation touches everyone within range, which is why it is crucial to include both husband and wife in the recovery process. As a recovering addict, you need your spouse to understand the recovery process as well as what caused you to become addicted in the first place. As a spouse, you will benefit from knowing that your anger/hurt/fear/numbness is a natural result of living with an addict, and you will be given the tools to help you through the process. You may also need to hear that there is hope for you even if your spouse chooses not to recover.
Couples Therapy will include:
Aids for both you and your partner to help deal with the issues of addiction
A contingency plan for partners
Referrals to help you find the right 12-Step group for both of you
A schedule of therapy visits for both you and your partner
As details of the addiction emerge, the process may be painful, especially for the partner, but once recovery is stabilized, the rewards are great. You and your partner will find you are able to enjoy true intimacy and lasting joy in your lives. We will provide you with the tools you need to move through the process and will support you throughout. There is hope.