Trying to become sober can be hard for anyone who is battling substance addiction and abuse, but it can be even more difficult for couples that are engaged in a romantic relationship.
If one person in the couple decides that they want to seek treatment and go to rehab, yet the other person continues using drugs and/or alcohol, it can be exceedingly difficult for the person who went to rehab to remain sober after leaving the treatment program. The member of the couple who went to rehab may be tempted to use again if his or her partner is still using, which increases the likelihood of relapse.
Not getting help for drug and/or alcohol addiction and abuse can lead to many problems for couples. These problems can include challenges with their relationship, financial instability, and even mental and physical abuse. If you are currently experiencing any or all of these challenges, do not let these problems persist any longer. Call us today to start your new life of recovery.
If both partners are committed to each other and decide to commit to becoming sober together by attending a rehab at the same time, they go through the process of recovery together, which can help drastically increase their chances of attaining sobriety. When couples go to rehab together, they can receive the tools that are necessary to help them understand and manage their individual addictions. They can also learn about each other’s addiction, learning one another’s triggers and cravings, which can help the guide each other on the path of sobriety, and hence, avoid one – or both – members of the relationship avoid relapsing. In addition, couples that attend rehab together can gain invaluable skills that will help them improve their relationship, strengthen their bond, and manage the unique challenges that couples who are battling addiction and substance abuse face, such as codependence and enabling. Ultimately, couples rehab can help partners develop a new dynamic for their relationship in which they support each other individually and together so that they have a better likelihood of maintaining recovery. If both you and your partner are serious about getting sober together, call us today to speak with a trained treatment specialist to take that first step.
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How Addiction Affects Couples
At Start Sobriety Now, we know that it is not uncommon for both members of a couple to use, abuse and become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Often, individuals meet one another as a result of their substance use; for example, they may meet in a bar, and because they both enjoy drinking alcohol together, their use may increase, which can lead to abuse and dependency.
When couples use and abuse a substance together, the results can be extremely damaging to the relationship, even if the couple is completely committed to making their relationship work. Some of the issues that a couple who is addicted to and abuses a substance can experience include:
- Increased hostility
- Financial problems
- Mental abuse
- Physical abuse
- A deteriorating home
- Reduced care for one another’s mental and emotional needs
These problems arise in addition to the problems that arise for each individual, which can complicate drug and/or alcohol use and ultimately can lead to increased abuse and addiction. It is never too late, however, to get help. Call us today to discuss your options for recovery.
The Benefits of Rehab for Couples
In order for a relationship to be successful, both members of a couple need to support one another and build one another up. If both members of a couple are battling substance addiction and abuse, but one person decides to seek treatment and the other doesn’t, it can lead to serious problems issues for the relationship.
The person who seeks treatment and attends rehab may not feel supported by the person who continues using. The partner who does not seek treatment will likely not understand the unique needs of the partner who did attend rehab and who hopes to remain sober. Fights can become common, resentment can occur, and ultimately, the relationship can be destroyed. Another important thing to consider is that the person who did attend rehab and hopes to maintain sobriety may be more inclined to relapse, as he or she may be tempted to use again if the other member of the couple is still using.
If you are seeking treatment for your addiction, yet your partner is not, do not hesitate to all us today. We provide support and the resources for navigating this difficult situation, and will walk with you on your unique path to health and wholeness.
When a couple that is battling substance abuse and addiction decide to become sober together and attend rehab together, they can improve themselves individually, and in turn, improve their relationship. They learn how to support one another on the road to recovery, and in turn, can help one another maintain their sobriety. Speak with an addiction counselor today to learn more about you and your partner’s options for recovery.
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Who Should Consider Couples Rehab?
Couples who are codependent on one another and are battling substance abuse and addiction should seriously consider attending rehab together. How can you tell if it’s time to seek sobriety together? Here are some signs that indicate couples rehab is an option that should seriously be considered:
- It seems that they only thing you and your partner enjoy doing together is using drugs and/or alcohol
- Domestic violence has begun to impact your relationship as a result of substance abuse and addiction
- You and your partner do not express affection or speak about your relationship when you are sober; they only time you are affection and discuss matters that concern your relationship is when you are high or drunk.
- Both of you are neglecting the responsibilities that come with a relationship, such as taking care of your children and your home, or one or both of you are unable to go to work and your income is impacted because of your drug and/or alcohol use.
If you have noticed any of these issues developing in your relationship, or other issues that are the result of you and your partner’s addiction and substance abuse, do not wait—call us today to break free from you and your partner’s life of addiction.
What to Expect from Couples Rehab
Couples who attend rehab together can expect to receive the standard treatment and support that is offered for substance abuse if attending solo. However, couples will also receive support and learn techniques that will help them both overcome their addiction, including:
- What triggers each other’s drug or alcohol use
- How they enable each other
- How they can support one another through their sobriety
By attending couples rehab at one of our premier rehab facility partners, not only can you and your partner overcome addiction and achieve sobriety, but you will also become more united, strengthen your relationship and be a more dynamic couple than you before.
If you and your loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, call us today at (800) 553-6192 for a free, confidential addiction assessment. Let us walk with you and your partner on your path to recovery.