Betrayed Partners

Discovery and/or disclosure of an addiction is often devastating for partners. You don’t have to go through this alone. Various levels of support are available. Individual therapy is a form of treatment that can follow each person throughout the recovery process. Your individual counselor or therapist can help you decide which levels of care would be most helpful for you (to find an individual counselor or therapist, **click here**). Inpatient treatment is used for acute stabilization of an unmanageable situation, and would be considered for an individual who struggles to accomplish steps necessary for daily living (for more information, **click here**). An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is intended for the continuation of stabilized behavior while either transitioning back into daily living from inpatient treatment, or attempting stabilization without entering into inpatient treatment if the severity of unmanageability does not warrant inpatient care (for more information, **click here**). Inpatient and outpatient treatment would most likely include individual therapy combined with the programs.

Groups are often a helpful part of the recovery process. Professionally-led groups are useful for further exploring and putting into practice skills that individuals learn in their one-on-one sessions and other programs. To find a professionally-led group, **click here**. 12-step groups are also useful throughout the recovery process and can help provide support and work towards sobriety. To find a 12-step group, click here.

Couples counseling is an important part of recovery. In early recovery, couples work focuses on building safety and trust. After the individual struggling with addiction has reached a stabilization point and maintained recovery using the skills and tools learned in the treatments detailed above, couples work can start building connection in a safe way. Couples counseling is vital to long-term recovery and healing. Talk to your individual counselor or therapist about how to best incorporate couples work into your recovery process. For couples workshops and programs, click here.

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