Healing the Family System at Windhaven House

Addiction is a disease that affects everyone in your family.

When women enter early recovery from addiction, they require a network of support to navigate treatment. Regardless of the elements that brought your mother, daughter, sister, wife, or partner to her addiction, it will take the participation of your entire family to recover from it. This is where the professionals at Windhaven House come in.

We understand that your family is unique.  

A one-size-fits-all approach never works in treatment. Quality care must take each family’s unique challenges into account, particularly as your loved one is adjusting to her new surroundings. For this reason, we ask that you refrain from contact with your loved one for the first two weeks of her arrival. This structure is critical as your family member becomes firmly planted in her new setting as outside distractions may divert her focus on recovery.

Addiction is an illness. You did not cause addiction, and you cannot cure it. 

We want to help you work through the pain caused by your loved one’s addiction and your desire to see her recover and live a healthy life. Though every family may share some of the same general characteristics as other families in recovery, each has unique qualities. Understanding both the similarities and differences in families is what we do.

Many family members experience the following issues with the addicted person:

  • Poor communication
  • Unhealthy hypervigilance
  • Ongoing emotional turmoil
  • Sleepless nights
  • Overprotection
  • Secret-keeping
  • Unhealthy caretaking
  • Financial hardship
  • Reckless patterns of behavior
  • Emotional or physical abuse 

Windhaven delivers treatment for the entire family. 

Substance abuse and addiction can completely change a family’s dynamic, causing members to play roles they were never intended to play. A critical part of Windhaven House’s comprehensive addiction treatment model is caring for you as well as your loved one. We help you work through the pain caused by your loved one’s addiction.

Our offerings for families include:

  • Weekly updates from your loved one’s counselor 
  • Contact with your loved during the beginning of her third week of admission
  • Telephone support from our Program Director
  • Ongoing guidance on self-care techniques
  • Opportunity for intensive family coaching

Our program has family support at its center.

We believe it is important to keep family members informed throughout the entire program. It is vital for you to personally understand and align with the design, elements and goals of Windhaven House’s transitional program. Only through the development of your close working relationship with our staff do we believe this is possible.

While your loved one is at Windhaven, family members are encouraged to reflect and explore within their own lives to learn and grow from this challenging experience. We can recommend family support resources that help each family member recognize the effects of substance use and discover healthy coping strategies. Guided family support can help you identify the dynamics within your family’s system that may contribute to the ongoing addictive behaviors of your wife, partner, mother, sister, or daughter. We also offer the opportunity to ask questions and speak within an open, judgment-free atmosphere. 

Through guided support, we see family members gain more insight, awareness, and consciousness in their lives. Many undergo their own personal transformations through this process and begin to heal and grow in unexpected ways. 

At Windhaven House, we can help guide you toward:

  • Family-oriented, therapeutic recovery support at Origins’ outpatient center, Origins Counseling Dallas
  • Necessary tools and strategies to regain a sense of wellbeing
  • Supportive, open discussions between loved ones
  • Confidential support groups for family

We can provide suggestions for individualized recovery planning. 

With an eye on preparing women for the next stage in their treatment, we collaborate with families to develop a dynamic continuing care plan for the entire family’s recovery. Please ask us if you need any suggestions.

Components of your family’s unique recovery plan may include:

Call today!

We are ready to help your family begin its journey to recovery. Please call anytime at 866-856-0801 .


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