Substance abuse and addiction is devastating to individuals and families with consequences leading to problems in relationships, work, school, health and safety. When an individual seeks recovery from addiction, they may need to leave their family to enter a rehabilitation program away from home. Returning home can be difficult for individuals in recovery and their families. Hurt feelings, trust issues, and unmet expectations can strain relationships and trigger relapse for those in recovery.
Mediation upon release from rehabilitation to make plans for successful family reintegration is an important step in the recovery process for the entire family.