How is “Family” defined at De Paul?
“Family” is defined in many different ways. At De Paul, we accept that anyone who has significance in your life may be thought of as part of your family. Family therapy at DePaul
Treatment Centers is designed to help by:
- increasing understanding of how chemical dependency is impacting both the substance user and his/her concerned significant others
- using strengths and resources to help all involved find and/or develop healthier, more satisfying ways to cope with the addictive behaviors of significant others.
Your therapist views the family as a whole as the client. You and your counselor will discuss specific goals in relation to how you can create balance between individual and family needs.
This will include creating family guidelines as a ground floor, on which all family members can stand and understand what is expected of them.