Why It’s Important for Couples and Families to Enroll in Treatment Together

We know that addiction is a “biopsychosocial” disorder. That is, it has three very different parts or components that all must be addressed if a treatment approach is to give an individual the best shot at achieving recovery. It also means it’s a complicated disease that can be difficult to understand, as its manifestations do not directly correlate to a person’s “desire” or “motivation” to stop using illicit drugs. But one of these three areas, the “social” aspect of the disease, plays out in an individual’s environment and most especially a person’s home life. Prescription pain killer and heroin use and abuse tends to happen within someone’s social circles, whether it’s a network of close friends, within one’s family or a combination of both. This is why it is crucial we