Family Support Groups for the Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth & Boston, MA Areas
Our weekly family support groups will start on Thursday, November 18th, 6:00-7:30 PM. We will be hosting the groups live at our Mashpee location and on zoom.
Zoom ID: 915 7878 4818
We also have a new Family Support line for anyone who needs help with their loved one in recovery. That number is 774-392-6668
Substance Use Disorder can have devastating effects on family members. We understand how families of people in recovery may experience adversities that lead to family stress, shame, anger, fear, and anxiety. The process of recovery is reinforced through relationships and social networks. This often includes family members who become fundamental supporters of their loved one’s recovery.
To reinforce the model of resiliency in recovery, we offer family support groups, family counseling, and 12- step resources through our Foundations Group Recovery Centers Outpatient Services location in Mashpee, MA for people in Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth, and surrounding areas. Our family support groups focus on health and wellness of everyone who has been impacted by an individual’s substance use disorder.
At Foundations Group Recovery Centers, we are here to help. Our substance use treatment center in Mashpee, MA provides programs for the Plymouth, Cape Cod, Boston, and Martha's Vineyard areas to assist with all types of addiction and substance use disorders. We provide treatment plans tailored to address the needs of individuals in multiple stages of recovery. Our team provides the support to build a strong foundation in recovery from addiction. If you or a loved one struggles with substance use disorder and needs addiction treatment, reach out to Foundations Group Recovery Centers staff to get started today.
More for families:
Now that your family member is in treatment, things are starting to change. Some of the tension and turmoil that probably were part of your life may be starting to ease. But the first weeks of treatment are stressful. Each family member is adjusting to changes, starting to deal with past conflicts, and establishing new routines, which is why a family support group can come in handy. Amid all these changes, it is important that you take good care of yourself—get enough sleep, eat right, rest, exercise, and talk to supportive friends and relatives. Your church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or other spiritual organization also may be a good source of support.
Recovery is not just an adjustment for the person in treatment—it also is an adjustment for you. For the past few years, you may have assumed roles or taken care of tasks that were your loved one’s responsibilities. Now, as time passes, you and he or she may need to learn new ways of relating to each other and learn different ways of sharing activities and chores. If you are the parent of an adolescent in treatment, you will need to be closely involved in treatment planning and treatment activities.
You may need to adjust your life and family relationships to allow for the extra time this involvement will take. Our family support groups will help guide you through all this. You may have many questions about how your family member will behave in these early stages of recovery. Everyone acts differently. Some people are very happy to be getting treatment at last; others suffer a great deal while they adjust to a new life and attempt to live it without alcohol and drugs. They may be sad, angry, or confused. It is important for you to 19 20 realize that these are normal reactions and to get support for yourself.
Al-Anon is the best-known and most available resource for family members and friends of alcoholics. Al-Anon was founded 50 years ago to provide support for those living with someone with alcoholism. Alateen, for older children and adolescents, was founded somewhat later on. Today, many family members of people who use drugs also participate in Al-Anon or Alateen. These meetings are free and available in most communities. Your community also may have Nar-Anon meetings. This group was founded for families and friends of those using drugs. Other groups also may be helpful, such as CoDependents Anonymous and Adult Children of Alcoholics.
How can I support someone in recovery?
Don’t judge. Many people in recovery feel judged by their family and friends. Accept them for who they are and refrain from criticism and negativity.
• Be patient. Recovery is a long, complicated process. People often have setbacks. It’s important for them to know that you still support them when things get tough.
• Reinforce that recovery is possible. Like other chronic diseases, people can manage addictions successfully.
• Actively Listen. Take notice of your loved one’s victories and struggles.
• Encourage healthy habits. Cooking, exercising and playing games are all positive, substance-free activities you can do with a person in recovery.
• Suggest a support group. Support groups allow people in recovery to interact with and receive encouragement from others who struggle with addiction.
• Continue to offer encouragement and support. Emphasize that it takes a lot of courage to get help for an addiction.
• Take care of yourself. Join a support group for friends and families of people with addictions to feel less alone. Foundations Group Recovery Centers offers family support groups in the Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Plymouth, MA region.
At Foundations Group Recovery Centers, we can help. Our Addiction Treatment Center in Mashpee, MA provides programs for all types of addiction and substance use disorders. We provide treatment plans tailored to address the needs of individuals in multiple stages of recovery. Our team provides the support to build a strong foundation in recovery from addiction. If you or a loved one struggles with substance use disorder and needs addiction treatment, reach out to Foundations Group Recovery Centers staff to get started today.