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The Importance of a Strong Support System

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A family is defined as “a unit that provides love, support, and stability to its members1.” Families, by blood or bond, can be a strong support system for those in addiction recovery or who experience chronic depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. They will be there for you in times of need and do all they can to see you happy and healthy.

Evoke Wellness at Coconut Creek understands the value of family support and encourages all family members to be a part of the recovery experience. Our family therapy program teaches parents, siblings, spouses, and other loved ones about the specific disorder and how their involvement is critical for long-lasting healing. In addition to family therapy, our treatment programs include behavioral therapies and medical support to create a well-rounded treatment experience.

To discover the benefits of support groups in a recovery program, call 866.693.3871 today to schedule a tour and meet our compassionate team.

Is Family Support Important for Recovery?

Your family can be a big part of the recovery process and help get you through difficult times. Addiction is a lifelong illness where old triggers and cravings can strike at any time and threaten your sobriety. Having someone with you who understands the disorder and how to support you can be the key to preventing relapses and maintaining good mental health.

Having loved ones at your side whom you can trust wholly can do some amazing things for you physically and mentally. Even if it’s just one person or an entire tribe, having someone with you during recovery can make the journey much easier.

A strong support system:

  • Reduces the risks of anxiety and depression
  • Decreases loneliness
  • Increases happiness
  • Gives you a sense of belonging
  • Increases confidence and self-esteem
  • Reduces the risk of relapse

At Evoke Wellness at Coconut Creek, we include family therapy in all of our treatment programs to give you the best chances of reaching your goals. Plus, you will have a chance to form healthy relationships with your peers so you can grow your support system.

The Benefits of Building a Strong Support System

In the U.S., 70-80% of families are categorized as dysfunctional and regularly experience conflicts, misbehaviors, and psychological or emotional harm2. How can families who struggle with their mental health help reduce this number? By working with a professional therapist who specializes in family therapy and relationship counseling.

Some of the benefits of building a strong support system during recovery include:

  • Improves family relationships – Part of having a solid support system includes everyone in the group being aware of each other’s feelings and respecting them for who they are. Achieving this can take some time but will benefit everyone in the family by improving communication skills and forming closer connections.
  • Creates a more stable home environment – One of the biggest contributors to relapse happens when you move out of residential treatment to the same environment that contributed to the abuse. Family therapy can teach everyone how they can build a stable home environment that won’t trigger any cravings or other symptoms that impede their recovery.
  • Prevents boredom and isolation – Family support means less chance of getting bored and feeling alone. Isolation can lead to depression, which can trigger addiction cravings. Having someone with you makes it easier to ignore those feelings and prevent cravings from intensifying.
  • Promotes lifelong sobriety – There is no permanent cure for addiction, and symptoms and cravings can return at any time, even years after your last use. One of the best ways to prevent future cravings from breaking your sober streak is to surround yourself with friends and family who are concerned for your well-being.

Having a strong support system is the foundation for addiction recovery. Having strong support at home greatly improves your chances of meeting your recovery goals and building a healthy and sober lifestyle.

Contact Evoke Wellness at Coconut Creek Today

Evoke Wellness at Coconut Creek is a fully accredited mental health treatment facility that welcomes Florida residents and their families who are struggling with addiction or other treatable mental health disorders. When you first arrive at our discreet facility, we will run a full health assessment to develop a comprehensive treatment program that addresses all symptoms of the disorder. Programs will include a healthy mix of therapies, including family and group support.

See what a strong support system can do for your mental health by calling 866.693.3871 or reaching out online to make an appointment and begin building a better future.


1Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – “Definition of Family”

2Forbes – “What Does Having A ‘Real’ Family Mean?”