Is Reaching Out for Help Regarding My Spouse’s Addiction Crossing a Line?

Jul 5, 2023

It can be difficult to know when to reach out for additional help for your spouse’s addiction. Reaching out could feel like crossing a line or boundary. Renaissance Ranch understands this challenge and is equipped to help both you and your spouse with substance use disorder (SUD).

Reaching Out for Help Regarding Your Spouse’s Addiction

Feeling scared and unsure of what steps to take when your spouse is battling addiction is not uncommon. Your spouse’s addiction could be affecting other family members, including yourself. Family programs help educate the individual and their family about addiction as a disease. Education can be one important way to involve yourself in the recovery process for your spouse. There are multiple different types of addictions that Renaissance Ranch can help treat. 

Be Understanding of Your Spouse

Battling addiction can feel lonely. Showing support and being understanding of the difficult decision of choosing recovery can have a positive impact on your spouse. It is in the silence where shame can grow. Treatment will help your spouse feel empowered to overcome and maintain their sobriety. 

Agreeing to recovery is not always going to be an easy task, but hard work can lead to beautiful outcomes. Acknowledging the issue at hand is a great first step; opening up the conversation of recovery with a professional such as a therapist or counselor could be a great second step for you. 

At Renaissance Ranch, many of our staff members are in recovery themselves, which contributes to their compassion and understanding when it comes to addiction and recovery. Addiction can be a complex issue, but our staff is committed to helping, and we know how important it is to choose a program that fits the specific needs of each individual.  

Why Reaching Out Is a Good Option

Ultimately, deciding to reach out for professional help because your spouse is struggling with addiction is going to help to give you some support and more resources. For this, you should be commended for wanting to seek help. Sometimes individuals in the thick of a struggle of any kind need a push to get help for themselves. Reaching out for your spouse’s addiction could be that push they need to choose treatment. 

Showing how much you love and care about their journey towards recovery could also help them to feel less alone and lead to the decision to get the help they need. Supporting anyone struggling with addiction is helpful for them when seeking care. Addiction can have a damaging effect on a family, so we encourage families to be involved in the recovery process when they can. Education is an important piece to supporting someone in recovery.  

When Reaching Out Is Crossing the Line

It is important to note that a spouse’s addiction can affect other family members. Although it is important to involve the family in recovery, if your spouse is not ready, reaching out for help probably wouldn‘t be effective. This could also be a time when reaching out is viewed as crossing a line.

Reaching out for help with a spouse’s addiction could be seen as crossing a line if you have yet to discuss the situation with your spouse. Being open with your spouse will be beneficial, and there are also other resources available to families of a loved one who is struggling with SUD. Even if your spouse is not ready to recover, it is important to take care of yourself too. 

More About Our Program

If our program is right for your spouse, we offer a unique lifetime guarantee and have alumni services as well. Many individuals have completed one of our programs with great successful outcomes in their recovery journeys. Having a sense of community can be of value to the recovery process. We want to ensure that anyone who chooses one of our programs is supported, whether it’s through detox, inpatient, or outpatient services. 

Renaissance Ranch offers many different types of care which are integrated into the programs. When someone struggles with addiction, they likely have mental health needs. It can be difficult to know exactly what contributed to a substance use disorder, yet it is important to explore this. Sometimes other mental or behavioral health disorders can be a piece to the puzzle of why the substance use disorder developed. Renaissance Ranch can assess, diagnose, and treat many different mental and behavioral health issues that can co-occur with addiction.

Some co-occurring disorders include depression and anxiety disorders. Exploring mental and behavioral health is important. This allows us to treat the whole individual instead of only focusing on the substance use disorder.

What We Offer to Treat Your Spouse’s Addiction

We offer a wide range of different types of treatments and therapies, such as adventure therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and music therapy, to name a few. 

In offering initial treatment for different types of addiction, it is just as important to offer support in the case of a relapse. We understand relapse can be a part of the process of recovery, so we offer an in-depth procedure in case your spouse does relapse. Addiction is treatable, but it is necessary to be prepared for relapses. In some select cases, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is used. 

To qualify for the lifetime guarantee, multiple benchmarks will need to be met, all of which are designed with the individual in mind to help prevent more relapses in the future.

Addiction can be a serious matter which can have an effect on your family. You don’t have to approach the task of beginning a recovery journey alone. We know how scary it can feel when your spouse has an addiction, and you aren’t sure if reaching out for help is the right move to make. We want to assure you that getting access to help will give your spouse the life-saving opportunity to begin the recovery journey they deserve today. We offer a multitude of treatment types for substance use disorders and treatment for a range of co-occurring mental disorders. Renaissance Ranch provides help in finding the best treatment options. To learn more, call us today at (801) 308-8898.