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How Family Therapy Helps
Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the person using substances; it impacts the entire family unit. That’s where family therapy steps in. When it comes to effective treatment, family therapy can be a game-changer. Studies have highlighted that combined with individual treatment, it brings out significantly better outcomes. It not only lowers the risk of relapse but improves medication adherence and lowers overall stress levels. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence even describes addiction as a “family disease.”


Become a Leader in Ending the Stigma of Addiction

“I try to help others and I’d like to take the stigma out of alcoholism…” Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter

Addiction is a complex issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a chronic disease that requires medical treatment, but unfortunately, it is often stigmatized and misunderstood, even among recovery professionals. It is essential to end the stigma of addiction to ensure that people who suffer from this disease receive the care and support they need.

The stigma surrounding addiction often arises from the misconception that it is an individual’s moral failing or a lack of willpower. As recovery professionals, we understand that addiction is a chronic illness that alters brain function and can be influenced by genetic, environmental, and social factors. This means that it is not a choice, and people with addiction need support to manage their condition, just like those with any other chronic illness, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.


The leaves outside glow and radiate colors of gold, orange, and red. The crisp air greets me as I start my day. And the fog softens the noise and enhances the beauty of nature all around me. These can only mean one thing; Fall is finally here.

Celebrations, spending time with friends and family – is what this season is all about. And wanting to make up for lost time and celebrate being together again can allow temptations to creep back in. At Olalla Recovery Center, we are here to help you succeed in your sobriety journey. So we have curated eight key strategies that will support you in your recovery, all while still enjoying the season.