Is it really necessary to participate in your family\'s treatment?
Asked: 2018-11-14 19:44:34
My brother just moved out of the house for the first time at 22 just to move into a treatment facility. Our house is so calm now and I can actually use my bedroom to study! But now my parents are saying that I need to participate in his treatment by going to family therapy. I just want to enjoy the peace and quiet at home and let him get better. Why do I have to get involved?
Answered: 2018-11-15 15:06:56
It's worth pointing out that Family Therapy isn't just for your brother. Your brother's drug use took its toll on everyone. I don't want this to sound like an accusation, but everyone in your family probably developed unhealthy habits to cope with the chaos that came with your brother. Yes, family therapy will help your brother. But it will also help you and your entire family heal from the damage that's been done.
Answered: 2018-11-14 20:03:06
Ashlee I know ecactly how you feel. When my brother went to rehab if made my life so much easier but I got dragged into family therapy. I can honestly say that it help me as much as it helped him
Answered: 2018-11-20 21:53:05
I can't tell you what the right or wrong decision is, but I can give you previous experience with my sister. During my addiction, my sister completely removed herself and pretended as if I didn't exist. I'm sure it played some role in my being sober and happy today. I would say do what is best for you.
David Smith LMSW (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-02-01 19:05:16