Treating the whole family...
At SPP, we believe that treating the whole family is more effective than treating just the individual. A cornerstone of our treatment is the Family Program, where family members are invited to participate in an intensive and supportive program of education, structured exercises and guided discussions that explore the family system and relationships. Read about our Family Program here.
Why is this important? Addiction affects the whole family.
One of the most challenging aspects of the disease of addiction is the powerlessness that friends and family members feel as they watch the problems unfold. The reality is that denial is one of the symptoms of the disease, and minimization of the problems is very common in mental illness and trauma related conditions as well.
By the time people find their way to us at South Pacific Private they are usually sick and tired of the cycle of despair that accompanies untreated addictions and mental illness such as depression.
Often by the time family members and friends have decided to seek information on the web, and have found this page, they will have been suffering for a long time.
“Seeing my family operate as a unit again and allowing us to air our grievances and then let them go.”
“The therapist was amazing and the content life changing and extremely educational.”
“You have given us hope for our futures.”
“Figuring out that I need help too and that it is available.”