Helping a Loved One in Recovery

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You want the best for your loved one, but their substance abuse, alcoholism, or addiction has made it hard for you to help them achieve their goals.

However, there are ways you can help them work towards their sobriety as your loved one receives treatment at a drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago. At Banyan Treatment Center Chicago, we offer a variety of therapies across multiple levels of care, helping patients find their sobriety. Supportive friends and family can help make sobriety more successful and attainable.

How to Help a Loved One Before Recovery

If your loved one is struggling with addiction or alcoholism but they’ve yet to get help, it’s important to help them get into treatment. There are drug treatment centers in Illinois that offer therapies and services for a variety of addictions, including:

  • Alcoholism
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Opiate Abuse
  • Meth Addiction
  • Prescription Pill Abuse
  • Co-Occurring Disorders

At Banyan Treatment Center Chicago, we offer treatments to address these and many other challenges. We understand that each patient needs a personalized approach to treatment. Our recovery programs include CBT, family therapy, couples therapy, and co-occurring disorders treatment. These programs help patients get sober by providing a tailored approach to therapy and recovery. You can help your loved one by connecting them with the treatment program dedicated to their success.

Helping a Loved One Who’s in Recovery

After your loved one enters a drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago, you can continue to support them in their recovery. Many families choose to send care packages to their loved one, choosing items that are facility approved. Care packages may include family photos, self-help books, blank journals, and comfortable clothing. Contact your loved one’s treatment center for guidelines on what’s permitted in care packages.

There are many ways to support loved ones who are receiving care at drug treatment centers in Illinois. In addition to care packages, many families choose to support their loved one in recovery by starting with therapy. While you may not have a problem with drugs or alcohol, your loved one’s problems with addiction may have caused issues for you.


Family support programs and family therapy can help families learn how to cope with any of their challenges to better support one another. For families of addicts or alcoholics, this therapy can be crucial. Call 888-280-4763 to learn more.

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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.