A Different Family Relationship
Siblings have a different relationship than that of a parent and a child. Siblings grow up together, experience life together, and are there when others are not. When a teen is going through addiction recovery, they can sometimes feel like they’ve damaged their family relationships. When overcoming addiction and finding identity in Christ, your teen needs the support of their family, especially their siblings.
Family is a series of connections that last throughout life. While it often takes a lot of work, maintaining these family connections and relationships is extremely beneficial for most people, especially those going through addiction recovery. Siblings can help each other throughout life, not just when they are teens or young adults. A sibling is someone who has been with you from the start and knows when you’re struggling and when you are doing well. These lifelong plans can help you keep your addiction recovery on track throughout life.
Forgiveness from Shame
Battling with addiction often brings feelings of shame, especially in regards to seeming weak or like you have failed to the important people in your life. A strong relationship with your siblings as you go through an addiction recovery program can help break those feelings of shame, allowing you to truly overcome your obstacles and get the healing and breakthrough you need to triumph over your addictions and find your identity in Christ.
If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and/or alcohol Addiction and in need of Treatment Services, please contact Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email Intake@teenchallengeonline.com. We offer many services including the following but not limited to;
- Free alcohol & drug rehabilitation as well as other drug abuse (AODA) treatment programs
- Heroin and Opiate help
- Residential Treatment Centers for both men and women
- Sober living houses