Research clearly shows that family involvement in the treatment process significantly increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.
At Gladstones Clinic our family therapy programme to support both families and Clients is a crucial part of treatment allowing for healing throughout the family unit and providing a real opportunity for the family to express their feelings in a safe environment and in a way in which they will be heard.
Here’s some recent feedback from families who have been part of this process :
“The family day was informative, insightful and a fantastic opportunity to personally engage with our son in a supportive environment. He has suffered with addiction issues since his early teens. All the staff were professional but so warm and friendly, it really helped to make the whole experience so good. Thank you”.
TG, London. Rating : Excellent.
“I feel extremely grateful for the experience that you have provided for my son. He has struggled with alcohol for a long time. This has been a lifesaving situation for him. Today the family day has been particularly amazing. I feel I can go away with real hope in my heart that he has entered into recovery and can be active in the community and use the tools he has to go forwards confidently”.
RC, Cornwall. Rating : Excellent.
“Thank you all so much for making me feel welcome and helping me be part of my wife’s healing process. I learned a lot today not only about addiction but how I can help her and also help myself. I am leaving with some great tips and knowledge to help towards my wife’s recovery when she comes home”.
JT, Petersfield. Rating : Excellent.
“I have found the session today really helpful in both understanding addiction and in creating a safe environment to express to my partner how his drinking affects me. The preparation and post group debrief conversations with the team, talking specifically about my partner and both of our needs when he leaves treatment has been really valuable”.
MCC, Hythe. Rating : Excellent.
If you have a family member or friend who is struggling with a mental health or addiction issue and if you are at a loss with what to do next, give us a call, we’re here to help. Please take a look at our family support programme.