Broadway Treatment Center offers a unique Drug & Alcohol Program Specialized for Couples
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.
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
- Poor Boundaries
- Dysfunctional communication
- Problems with Intimacy
- Painful Emotions