Addiction treatment centers all over the country offer help to addicts seeking a life free of addiction. However, most of these facilities only offer treatment for individuals that are fighting for their sobriety. Odds are, most facilities do not offer treatment for couples seeking a drug-free life. Just like many individuals seek recovery, many couples fight for their recovery, too. Morningside Recovery is proud to announce that they now offer the nation’s first inpatient addiction and mental health program for couples who want to live a life in recovery.
The Importance of Couples Treatment
Addiction and undiagnosed mental health disorders can have a drastic, harmful impact on anyone. However, it can be especially harmful to couples as a whole, along with each individual involved. In 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older — 9.4 percent of the population — had used an illicit drug in the past month. Chances are, many of the adults in that group are in relationships. Therefore, there are many couples out there who are likely seeking treatment.
Drug abuse can cause great strain on a relationship — couples suffer from lack of healthy communication, positive growth and overall success — and this can often lead to challenges such as domestic violence issues, financial strain, divorce, enabling one another and unhealthy codependency. On average, nearly 20 people per minute suffer from domestic violence by an intimate partner in the United States. Morningside Recovery understands this and the benefits of an addiction and mental health program for couples, alongside individualized treatment.
According to research, at the end of couple’s counseling, 75% of couples receiving counseling are better off than similar couples who did not receive it.
What Does an Addiction and Mental Health Program for Couples Look Like?
The Hand in Hand Recovery program is an innovative mix of high-quality comprehensive care, the choice of several treatment options and the ability for couples to truly recover together. Morningside’s approach to couple’s treatment includes couples counseling and individualized therapy. Couples counseling can be beneficial to any relationship. However, it can be even more helpful for couples who are battling addiction. According to research, at the end of couple’s counseling, 75% of couples receiving counseling are better off than similar couples who did not receive it. Through Morningside’s couples counseling, couples are able to address their substance abuse issues in a safe and healthy environment, while receiving the care they need throughout detoxification, inpatient care or outpatient programs.
Along with couples counseling, the Hand in Hand Recovery Program emphasizes the importance of incorporating individualized therapy. Couples treatment only works if you also address each individual, separately. Individualized therapy allows residents to work through their own addiction, as well as any underlying mental health disorders that may exist. Residents can open up and work through the recovery process in a healthy, safe manner.
Morningside Recovery utilizes dual diagnosis treatment. Dual diagnosis means addressing the addiction, as well as any underlying mental health disorders that may exist, and treating them with equal emphasis. According to addiction statistics, 6.8 million people with an addiction also have a mental illness. By utilizing a dual-diagnosis approach, couples are able to understand and treat their addiction as well as any under-lying mental health disorders that one or both of the individuals may have.
Along with individualized therapy and couples counseling, the Hand in Hand Recovery program also gives couples the option of participating in any of Morningside’s various treatment options: twelve-step, non-12 step, holistic, experimental, evidence-based therapy, adventure therapy and LGBTQ-inclusive treatment.
Are You a Couple That Needs Help?
Morningside aims to help all couples find recovery ‘hand in hand’ in a safe, comfortable and healthy manner. Are you a couple seeking recovery? For more information about how we can help, call Morningside Recovery at 855-631-2135.