For the Family
Alcoholism and drug addiction can have a devastating impact on relationships, children, and families. It is no wonder that substance use disoder is often referred to as “the family disease.” With family education, support groups, and treatment, Recovery Resources can help.
Co Dependency Issues
Co-dependency issues can severely hinder a person’s ability to form and maintain meaningful personal relationships. Recovery Resources provides family group sessions for the spouse and family of the patient in recovery. Individual family sessions can help participants and the family come to a deeper understanding of the complexity of this disease and the effect on the family. Group sessions assist the family in identifying and overcoming the patterns of unhealthy relationships through education and self-exploration. Meeting other family members during this experience is usually comforting knowing you are not alone. If more significant challenges are present in the family it is recommended that the couple and/or family seek psychotherap
For the Individual
Individual therapy is one type of psychotherapy in which a trained professional helps a single person work through personal issues they have been facing. It is an effective treatment for a variety of emotional difficulties and mental illnesses.
The primary goal of individual therapy is to increase understanding of one’s thought and behavior patterns to help increase function and well-being. In therapy, people can learn how to effectively manage stress, interpersonal difficulties and troubling situations.
Signs of Addiction
- Preoccupation with chemical use
- Protecting one’s supply
- Use of chemicals as medicine
- Solitary use of chemical
- Rapid intake of chemical
- Increased tolerance
- Blackouts (permanent, chemically induced memory losses)
- Out-of-control drinking or using
- Physical withdrawals
- Drop in job performance
- Reduced short-term memory
- Loss of motivation toward work and other once meaningful activities
- Frequent tardiness and absenteeism
- Untidy appearance
- Behavioral changes
- Change in circle of friends
- Mood swings
- Change in values, ideas or beliefs
- Withdrawal from family
- Poor eating and sleeping habits
- Frequently feeling angry and/or defensive if friends or family suggest that your significant other has an alcohol or drug problem.
- Feeling angry but you are struggling with identifying why.
- Try to control your significant other’s alcohol or drug use by getting rid of the supply or by monitoring his or her usage
- Lie or make excuses for the identified addict or alcoholic’s bad behavior or bail him or her out of jail.
- Allow your children or yourself to go without because your spouse spends too much money on drugs or alcohol and gambling, shopping etc.
- Limit your social activities because of the embarrassment often caused by the identified alcoholic or addict’s alcohol or drug use.
- Minimize the seriousness of his or her alcohol or drug use.
- Focus your mental attention on pleasing, protecting, and manipulating you’re the identified alcoholic or addict.
- Put your own interests and hobbies aside to take care of, please, fix the problems, attempt to control or avoid conflict with the identified alcoholic or addict.
- Avoiding setting limits and boundaries with your spouse or child allowing him or her to control the environment of your home or work.
Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Education, and Counseling
Sometimes individual have been required to receive educational sessions either because they have been referred by a DOT Substance Abuse Professional or an Employer.
Adolescents that have just started experimenting with substances benefit from education and counseling as a preventative measure. Recovery Resources can provide education and substance abuse testing is appropriate as an option to address early substance abuse
School Districts We Support
• Visalia Unified School District
• Tulare Joint Union School District
• Exeter Unified School District
• Dinuba Unified School District
• Porterville Unified School District
For the Parents
If your child has been using Cannabis, Alcohol or any other substance he or she may be moving toward dependence. If you notice changes in behavior or attitudes such as isolation, anger, drop in school performance, lack of energy or motivation, substance use might be the reason.
Although Cannabis has been legalized in CA it is not legal for individuals younger than 21.
The Cannabis strength that is being used is very high in THC. Many of our youth have started using THC concentrates that can have THC levels in excess of 80% THC, which is highly addictive.
THC concentrates are used in a vape pen or wax pen and the substance does not smell like Marijuana. Your son or daughter could be using THC concentrates without your knowledge. If you start finding paraphernalia associated with substance use your son or daughter may need some assistance to stop the use.
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