Family addiction therapy in ontario

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Family Support Program for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Substance addiction can be detrimental to individuals and their families. It can make family members feel isolated, misunderstood, and angry, threatening to splinter the family unit. When people with addiction need family support more than ever, the unfortunate outcome can be that they have lost their support system due to the addiction that they need to fight together.

At Metamorphosis, we understand the importance of banding families together to fight addiction as one. For this reason, we proudly offer personalized family support programs that help people prepare for what to expect when a loved one is fighting addiction. By empowering and educating the entire family, the person who is in our addiction treatment program can have a strong foundation to begin down the path to sobriety.

Healing & Supporting for Your Family

Therapy, safe housing, engaging activities, and learning about addiction and sobriety are crucial aspects of our recovery program. However, recovery can be much, much less stressful with family involvement, support, and compassion. If the stresses of addiction have damaged your family bonds, though, then it is important to consider how your family unit can be healed as you recover from addiction.

Metamorphosis helps families heal so that all members can feel like they have overcome addiction and can comfortably return to their daily lives. Family involvement is much more than sending care packages and making phone calls, though. There are important steps that need to be taken to fully heal a family unit – Metamorphosis will help you take those steps.

Healing steps that you can take to support a loved one in addiction treatments include:

  1. Educate yourself: It’s important to understand the nature of addiction. It’s a complex disease that affects both the body and mind. Learn about the specific addiction your loved one is dealing with, the treatment process, and what recovery entails. This knowledge will equip you to handle situations more effectively. Metamorphosis can provide you with the addiction education you should have to best support your loved one.
  2. Be emotionally supportive: Addiction recovery is often an emotional rollercoaster. Be there for your loved one, offering a listening ear, empathy, and encouragement. Let them know that you’re proud of their courage to seek help and assure them of your support throughout their journey.
  3. Encourage healthy habits: Recovery involves adopting a healthier lifestyle. Encourage your loved one to engage in regular physical activity, maintain a balanced diet, and get enough sleep.
  4. Maintain open communication: Ensure that you keep lines of communication open. Talk about their fears, challenges, and progress in treatment. However, avoid confrontational or judgmental discussions. The aim is to foster a safe space where they feel comfortable sharing.
  5. Attend family therapy sessions: At Metamorphosis, we can offer family therapy sessions that let you sit with your loved one and discuss how addiction has impacted the whole family, and what you can do together to recover.
  6. Set boundaries: While it’s crucial to support your loved one, it’s also important to set boundaries for your own well-being. Make it clear what behaviors you won’t tolerate and stick to those boundaries. It’s not being selfish; it’s necessary self-care.
  7. Stay patient: Recovery is a long process that often includes setbacks. Stay patient and remind your loved one that it’s okay to have bad days. What matters is their commitment to continue working toward recovery.

Family Support FAQ

Is it important to support family members in an addiction recovery program?

It’s important to support family members in an addiction recovery program
because addiction doesn’t just affect the individual battling it, but
also their family and friends. Support from loved ones can play a crucial
role in the recovery journey. Family members can provide emotional support,
encourage healthy habits, and help maintain open lines of communication.

Can substance addiction affect an entire family?

Addiction is not an isolated issue but a family disease that impacts everyone involved. The unpredictable and often destructive behaviors associated with addiction can create a chaotic and stressful environment, leading to strained relationships, financial difficulties, and emotional distress for all family members. Children in such households may feel neglected. Moreover, family members might develop codependency, where they unknowingly enable addictive behavior while trying to maintain balance in the household.

How long does a family support program last?

The duration of a family support program can vary significantly depending on the specific needs of the person in recovery and their family. Some programs might be short-term, lasting a few weeks or months, while others could be much longer. The frequency and length of sessions can also vary. It’s important to note that recovery is an ongoing process, and the need for family support doesn’t end when the formal program does.

Can people without close family get similar support from their friends instead?

Friends can play a crucial role in providing emotional support, encouragement, and accountability, especially for people who do not have any close family or relatives. They can participate in therapy sessions, help maintain a stable environment, and promote healthy habits. In many cases, friends can become chosen family, offering the love, understanding, and assistance that are so essential during the recovery process. It’s important to remember that the quality of support matters more than the source. A dedicated, empathetic friend can be just as effective, if not more so, than a biological family member in supporting someone through addiction recovery.

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Brittany BuchanBrittany Buchan
10:49 21 Dec 22
Metamorphosis literally saved my life .I went to the centre completely broken and honestly just done. But after a month of learning and amazing care from all the medical staff and counsellors ( Rick , Vicky, Troy , Jen , Mel , Nicole ) I left a with a new lease on life and I now look forward to living.I wasn’t sure if this place was for me as I suffer from mental illness and not addiction but although most of the focus was on addictions , it’s very applicable to mental health as well and found myself learning a lot.My primary counsellor Rick was amazing , he lifted me up and helped me see my true potential and worth and guided me in tackling some daunting work and was always there for me when I needed , for hims i am so thankful!My secondary counsellor Vicky was another saving grace for me , we shared a lot of similar stories and she was easy to talk to , always made sure that if I had a issue , it was rectified and she’s definitely a huge blessing to me and my recovery !The only negative thing I have to say is the centre is quite disorganized ( managerially , administratively) and I did feel like I was chasing people to try and receive some of the things that were supposed to be part of my treatment there from family therapy to psychiatry . When I did speak to the owners about this it was dealt with in a productive manner and although in my opinion it wasn’t able to be fixed as it was too far gone ; it was sorted out to the best of their ability .Metamorphosis was the first place I have felt safe , heard , valued and supported and everyone there was amazing I would recommend this centre to others who are looking for a place to heal !
Ada WoodsAda Woods
05:44 02 Oct 22
My time at Metamorphosis Centre was unexpectedly beautiful.I've travelled around the world, and I have to say this was the best month of my life. Nothing compares to this experience and the knowledge I gained. If you are on the fence or looking into treatments centres, I promise this is the place for you!I remember making the decision I needed to go to rehab and being terrified based off what movies portray - I'm 25 - so the picture of the movie "Girl Interrupted" played through my mind. Wow, did Metamorphosis prove me wrong. The gentlemen Todd who answered the phone on the other side of Metamorphosis tackled all my questions with empathy and made me feel comfortable with the decision of going there. I was still hesitant but when I walked through the front doors of Metamorphosis a rush of hope came over me and I felt instantly at home. I was greeted with compassion, understanding, and no judgements. That continued for my 30 days there, as well as after I left. I have a new family; the staff, counsellors, owners, and clients that attended alongside me.The program itself gets to the bottom of addiction by exploring how everything starts with the importance of mental health. They focus on how to love and accept yourself despite decisions or experiences we've all had in life. It is accompanied with beautiful walks and swims at the beach, nature hikes, and fun group activities that taught me I can have fun being sober again. I can be myself and be loved for it.Every single counsellor in the building goes above and beyond with their jobs. It is so evident that they truly give their whole heart to every individual that walks through their front doors. I have done therapy consistently for 2 years prior to going. During my first conversation with head counsellor Rick he got to the root of my problems in that one conversation. (I know my mind was blown too.) I will forever be thankful for Rick, he truly changed my outlook on life, and helped re-build the broken relationships I had with my parents. Vicky, the mom of the building, with the biggest heart. She wasn't even my assigned counsellor but she stood by my side and cheered me on while I figured my life out. Nicole, my primary counsellor provided me with tools to overcome my anxiety and panic attacks. She is such a joy to be around, and lights up any room she walks into. I learned more in a month at Metamorphosis Centre than I had doing therapy for 2 years.To Frank and Chris, the owners, thank you SO much for opening up Metamorphosis Centre, and your determination to make it the best centre out there. In my eyes, you have achieved that. I couldn't imagine my life without this place now.
stephanie beedhamstephanie beedham
19:34 11 Aug 22
Metamorphosis changed my life. It is a treatment center that stands above the rest in every aspect of recovery. The treatment is personalized to each individual's struggle and the staff work one on one to provide the best care possible. My counselor Rick is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. With years of experience and a heart of gold, he challenged me, taught me and encouraged me to face my addiction and overcome a lifetime of trauma. Vicky is a counselor that will go above and beyond for her clients. She is relentless in her pursuit to make your journey successful. Chris and Frank, the owners, make Metamorphosis a place that people can call home during recovery. Their work is not only amazing...it is beautiful and inspiring. I will forever be grateful for the time I spent at this Centre and urge anyone struggling with mental health or addiction to reach out and look no further than Metamorphosis. It is treatment that will make the difference.
Dennis CDennis C
15:34 02 Apr 22
Metamorphosis showed me how to be the best version of my self . The patience and consideration from all the staff is what makes Metamorphosis different from other centre's. The food was fantastic, I enjoyed the kitchen staff so much I would volunteer cleaning dishes. Frank and Chris gave me an opportunity that allowed me to break the cycle of addiction that I will be forever grateful for. My primary counselor Madison , went above and beyond. Secondary counselor Tom was open and friendly , but took my recovery seriously and helped show me the way into better living. I am still in contact with Tom and he continues to support me with the challenges I face in recovery
Melanie BucciMelanie Bucci
21:39 10 Jan 22
I cannot begin to describe how thankful I am for Metamorphosis for helping me get my life back together. I was in a very dark place when I arrived and I did not know what to expect as this was my first (and last) treatment center I have ever been to. Right away I was made to feel comfortable and at home by the staff and the other clients staying at the center. You can tell that the owners, Frank and Chris, truly care about their clients. My primary counsellor, Jen, was absolutely amazing and I am so grateful for her. She understood me right away and gave me the tools I needed to be successful in my recovery, along with the help of the head counsellor, Rick, and the other counsellors at Metamorphosis. The doctors and therapists that they work with are also excellent and extremely knowledgeable. The food they provided was top notch. Thank you, Metamorphosis, for making me live again and not just survive. This center will always hold a special place in my heart.
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