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Family Therapy? - April 30th 2011, 03:10 PM

Have any of you ever had to do it?
What happens in the session?




   
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Re: Family Therapy? - April 30th 2011, 08:27 PM

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We had to go to family therapy and tried it a few times but it never worked. Basically we just spoke about certain topics which made us distressed and how others in the family acts towards them and how it made certain individuals feel. I don't know, I think if certain people put in more effort it would have been more beneficial.

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Re: Family Therapy? - May 1st 2011, 07:20 PM

Seems kinda pointless if you ask me :/
Sorry it didn't work for you dear <3




   
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Re: Family Therapy? - May 4th 2011, 02:09 PM

Research has SHOWN time and time again that individuals do recover better and more swiftly when their family members are involved and playing an active role in their recovery. Just as an example:

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Family-oriented treatment programs and support groups are widely available and effective. In two recent surveys of individuals who had participated in family treatment programs:
  • 82 percent reported much improved mental health and well-being.11
  • 73 percent reported a greater ability to function at home, school, or work.12
  • 68 percent of women who stayed in comprehensive treatment longer than 3 months were able to remain alcohol and drug free, compared with 48 percent who left treatment within the first 3 months and did not remain alcohol and drug free.13
11Member Survey Results. Al-Anon Family Groups Web site: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/pdf/AlAnonProfessionals.pdf. Accessed September 18, 2007.
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13Benefits of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment For Pregnant and Parenting Women: Highlights From a Study of 50 Centers For Substance Abuse Treatment Demonstration Programs. Rockville, M U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, September 2001.
At the basis of family therapy is the idea that the family is important...the interrelations between family members STRONGLY affect the individual's wellbeing. Its absolutely true! Think about it in your own life--I know it definitely rings true for mine.

I highly suggest that if you have the opportunity to participate in this, you do! It couldn't hurt, right? (:



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Re: Family Therapy? - May 4th 2011, 02:49 PM

I used to have family therapy, it worked for maybe... 6 months or so. Once we stopped going, everything gradually went back to the way it was. But that's just my family. It probably works well with most people. You have to be willing to make it work.

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