Couples Treatment

Broadway Treatment Center has the only specialized couples drug rehab program in Orange County

In the case of a romantic relationship, addiction truly is a family disease. This is especially true if both partners in the couple are suffering from addiction. Broadway Treatment Center has received accreditation through the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for their couples addiction treatment program. This certification is a symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to providing safe and effective treatment to our clients and their partner.

We specialize in treating couples who are struggling with addiction and have a curriculum that is specific to treating both partners in the same facility. Many times rehab centers will make a claim that they treat couples who are struggling with addiction. While that may be true, the industry standard has typically been to separate couples and have them attend different facilities. Broadway believes that the couple should stay together during treatment and that is their best chance at long lasting sobriety.

Addiction and Relationships

Studies have shown that couples who are suffering from addiction, and then recover together at the same facility, are more likely to have lasting sobriety together. This has been seen time and time again by our clinical staff at Broadway. We specialize in helping couples, whether they are married or not, both recover from substance abuse at the same facility. It is imperative for both members of the couple to recover together so that they can provide support to each other and continue to grow together. The chance of relapsing after completing a couples addiction treatment program together go down significantly due to the fact that both individuals are sober at the same time.

“When a couple gets sober together, the numbers go way up in their favor of actually staying together”

Behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and drug abuse:

Once an addict has become more balanced and functional as in individual, then it is time to work on rebuilding their romantic relationship through couple’s behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is offered as a part of Broadway’s comprehensive treatment plan. This type of therapy will help to heal and grow the relationship that was once tainted with addiction. The main premise behind CBT is teaching people new routines and eventually changing their thought process. Thoughts create feelings, feelings create behavior, and behavior reinforces thoughts. It is a cycle. There is a schedule involved in the process of how we implement CBT. The process of changing behaviors through counseling will help couples build new routines to change their thought process, feelings, and actions into new and healthy ideas.

Couple in rehab watching sunset

Codependency and Addiction

Codependency is a frequent issue that arises when dealing with couples recovering from addiction. Enabling, caretaking, and denial are all signs of codependent behavior that is seen in a lot of relationships where addiction is involved. This type of behavior tends to exacerbate the cycle of addiction. Codependency negatively affects a newly sober relationship as well as the individual successes of the newly sober couple. Enabling behavior is the most common and the most harmful to a newly sober foundation. During couples behavior therapy these codependent behaviors will be recognized and corrected so that the couple is able to move on in creating a healthy relationship.

Common Symptoms of Codependency:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • People-pleasing
  • Poor Boundaries
  • Reactivity
  • Caretaking
  • Control
  • Dysfunctional communication
  • Obsessions
  • Dependency
  • Denial
  • Problems with Intimacy
  • Painful Emotions

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Can a marriage survive drug addiction?

Often times a marriage can survive when a member, or even both members, are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction alone causes quite a bit of damage to a relationship, on top of other factors that have caused relationship issues. When children are involved the process becomes more complex. The marriage can be saved, but it will take a little extra work. A substantial amount of time spent in CBT will be needed to repair it. As with everything in recovery there are no guarantees but there is hope. The good news is that once both partners are sober and in therapy, their relationship can be a strong positive influence on making their new found sobriety long lasting and the chance of relapse very slim.

Married Couple in Rehab

Frequently Asked Questions about our Couples Treatment

It is important that both members of the relationship recover from addiction together at the same time. This will allow them to provide support to each other while continuing to heal and grow as a couple. Studies and experience have shown it is beneficial for couples to do this at the same treatment center because their chances of success are much higher if they can go through recovery together.