Parenting classes offered at MFI aim to help families with children of alcoholics and addicts through recovery. Children in unstable homes are at greater risk for emotional problems and addiction than other children, often displaying risk-taking behavior, school failure, aggression, anxiety, depression and relationship problems. When a parent begins the lifelong journey of recovery, there is an outstanding opportunity to create new outcomes at home as well. Many people who abuse substances may believe they are only harming themselves; however those closest to the individual will be affected by even slight changes in behavior. Developing valuable communication and coping skills will inevitably aid in clients recovery, while helping families and children on a healthier and more stable path as well.
The Benefits of Court Approved Parenting Classes
Each residential treatment center with MFI offers individualized and effective substance abuse treatment and parenting classes with an esteemed record of success for recovery. Through education and a conscious effort to develop the tools for healthy living, clients can become the kind of parent and individual whom they want their child looking to as a role model. Without positive authority figures and new parenting skills, people who habitually abuse substances tend to pass on a cycle of negative coping skills. Current research shows that having a genetic predisposition for addiction is not what’s most likely to influence addictive behavior, environmental influences play a much more significant role. Parents in recovery who learn recovery skills are more likely to pass on to their children these positive adaptations. Also by learning new skills and improving communication in families, an important bond can be restored. Close intimate relationships can be one of the most important factors for someone who is struggling with substance abuse, and having the positive support from family will return to encourage growth in sobriety as well. If you or someone you love is struggling with parenting and a substance abuse issue, don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions today.
MFI’s Parenting Classes and Other Services
MFI’s drug treatment center provides accredited, structured, and professionally staffed, short and long term care as well as parenting classes at five facilities in Southern California’s Inland Empire. We provide a comprehensive treatment from long-term residential, Outpatient services as well as aftercare and sober living accommodations. Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment center is staffed by skilled and experienced clinicians who are available 24/7 to provide help and support to individuals with substance abuse issues. Our facilities are comfortable safe and private, providing a secure and home-like environment for healing. Our court approved parenting classes encourage parents to capitalize on the strong protective factors they can use to create a healthy home environment. MFI Recovery Center utilizes a Multidimensional Family Therapy approach which brings families together in recovery to strengthen relationships which may have become shaky with substance abuse. These methods will translate outside the treatment setting for individuals and families to begin to practice effective communication and allow parents to raise happy and resilient children.