Couple therapy is indeed highly effective since the treatment method has been upgrading with the development in medicine, it’s not the same as the 90s when the success rate was only 50%. But the couples with abusive relationships are harder to treat since the violent attitude between them becomes a habit they cannot leave. For such people, going to couples drug rehab centers which allow individual treatment of the couple is the best choice.
When a couple starts using together or the relationship forms solely on the basis of drugs, Instead of going out to enjoy like a normal couple, they only enjoy doing drugs together. When they’re supposed to support each other in hard times, since their judgment and thinking is clouded by drugs, their attitudes become violent which lead to domestic violence and an abusive relationship.
Conversation is very important in a relationship, but in the case of an addict couple, they only talk when they’re under the influence of drugs. Partners usually don’t carry out their respective responsibilities, and if they’re parents, their children suffer from personality development issues due to a complex childhood.
Couples drug rehabs provide treatment for all these issues; they provide education, relationship strengthening activities and therapies and marital issues or parenting classes along with the drug addiction treatment.
Advantages of couples drug rehab:
• Communication building:
Specialized therapists provide a calm and relaxing environment for the couple in which they can share their difficulties and issues and hear each other out. Many couples have poor communication skills, therefore, the therapists educate their clients on how to build effective communication in the relationship.
• Various treatment programs:
The couples are provided to choose which treatment plan suits them best. They can either receive the treatment together or in separate residential facilities. They can also choose if they want the entire program consisting of inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization or select one or two of these according to their preferences.
• Relationship building therapies:
Along with the addiction treatment, the couples also have the opportunity to attend couple therapy sessions, e.g. marital therapy, integrative behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy and systemic couples therapy. These therapies focus on emotional as well as behavioral treatment of the couple; if there’s a negative pattern in their thought process, emotions and behavior, the therapist works to resolve them in order to aid the addiction process.
Couples drug rehab provides a safe environment for the couples to strengthen their relationship and support as well as aid in each other’s recovery. Couples can now get numerous therapy and counseling services including anger management, self-control, parenting, effective communication, family sessions, group discussions etc. and they also get to engage in fun activities and exercises.