Communication Tips During Treatment

communication during treatment

Communication Tips During Treatment

Being able to effectively communicate with those closest to you during the drug and alcohol treatment and recovery process is very important, and a contributing factor to the success in your recovery.

Addiction can be a very dark and lonely time in one’s life. Often times, someone abusing drugs or alcohol has the tendency to shut out the people they care about the most. This barrier can have serious consequences and ultimately ruin long-term relationships. Having a strong support system to lean on during drug and alcohol treatment will set a strong foundation for ongoing communication and transparency. When times get tough, you turn to your loved ones and Banyan Chicago is here to guide you on the right path to recovery.

Why Communication is Crucial

For someone living with the weight of regrets during their drug use, being able to express their daily struggles is a huge relief. Our treatment center in Chicago are full of supportive doctors and staff members who are there at all times to listen and provide comfort during this trying time. Talking through negative thoughts and feelings with addiction specialists will allow individuals to remain focused on the end goal of long-term sobriety and a healthy lifestyle. At Banyan Chicago, we encourage open communication during treatment, so you can stay guided on your road to recovery.


When times get tough, you turn to your loved ones and Banyan Treatment Center is here to guide you on the right path to recovery.


Communication Tips

Addiction not only affects the person using, but also their loved ones. It may be very difficult to come to terms with the reality that a family member or friend is addicted to drugs, however communication during treatment will allow all parties involved to move forward together and form a strong bond for the recovery process. The support system of an addict can actively practice effective communication by following these tips from Banyan Treatment Center.

  • Come from a place of love and acceptance. Love will set the tone for positive communication when the addict may already feel ashamed and afraid to approach the situation with loved ones.
  • Allow yourself to forgive your loved one. The step has been taken to get the proper help with treatment, so it’s time to forgive them of any wrongdoings they may have done while under the influence of drugs and move forward.
  • Strengthen the addict’s confidence. This is a very low and dark time for someone battling addiction, by helping your loved one regain their confidence you can positively affect their treatment.
  • Let your loved one know that they can share anything with you and establish trust early on in the process.

By following these tips, you will be able to establish a strong foundation for communication during treatment. You are not alone in this fight, and we are here to help you re-gain control. Contact our treatment center today for more information!


If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, give Banyan Treatment Center a call, we are here to help: (888) 280-4763.

Get the help you need today at Banyan.

Don't surrender your life to addiction, take control and get your life back today. We've helped thousands of people empower themselves to take back control of their lives. It's time for your roots to grow in new soil!

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.