Jonesboro, Georgia - USA (Clayton County)
Buckner Addiction Counseling Group Staff Members in Atlanta, GA, Know That Addiction Affects Family Members Too. Many times, a person in Atlanta, GA, who has an addiction problem may feel that it is not affecting family members. This can be especially true if the addicted person is still able, to some extent, to carry out normal duties and responsibilities, such as working regularly, appearing in public without seeming to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and other things. Eventually, though, this is no longer possible, and this is where Buckner Addiction Counseling Group, 3580 Piedmont Road, Northeast, Atlanta, GA, can help.
Other people in and around Atlanta, GA, who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction may simply have gotten to a point in their addiction that they don't really care how it has affected family members. It is only after something happens?a job loss, an arrest, or other traumatic event, that they realize that they are not the only ones suffering. For these people, a treatment facility in Atlanta, GA, that offers family counseling as well as treatment for alcohol or drug addiction can often be a tremendous asset. Family members can meet and communicate with the same counselors who are working with their loved one who is undergoing treatment.
This has many advantages. Everyone, the person being treated as well as family members, already have something in common with the counselor. There will be few, if any, awkward moments because everybody is basically already "on the same page"?they have a loved with a drug or alcohol addiction, and it has affected the family. Getting to the circumstances that led to the addiction and determining ways that everyone can help the person being treated overcome the addiction can begin immediately.
Family counseling as well as counseling with the person seeking treatment can consist of individual and group sessions. Individual counseling at Buckner Center Counseling Group in Atlanta, GA, can also be an asset, as sometimes a parent may feel as though he or she must be strong for the children, and therefore will not feel comfortable displaying emotions during group session.
Likewise, children of families who live in Atlanta, GA, and have been affected by alcohol and drug addiction may face the same dilemma. They may not feel comfortable telling the counselor, in front of their parent(s), how they really feel and how the situation has really affected them.
During group counseling sessions at this Atlanta, GA, facility, the counselor and all family members can discuss things said in the individual sessions (that do not break counselor/client confidentiality rules, of course), and work to bring everyone together so that the family is functioning as a single entity again. This ensures that the treatment the individual with the actual drug or alcohol addiction will be more successful.
For more information on drug or alcohol addiction counseling at Buckner Addiction Counseling Group, you can write to or visit 3580 Piedmont Road, Northeast, Atlanta, GA, or call 404-233-9885 with any questions regarding alcohol or drug treatment options.