Drug Rehab Centers for Couples Near Me
Couples and Drug Addiction
Partnerships where both members of the couple use drugs are very common. The relationship itself can be damaged by substance abuse, regardless if the couple is committed to making the relationship work. Based on information from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), signs of trouble for the relationship include:3
- Drug use or drinking is the only thing the partners enjoy doing together.
- Substance use leads to domestic violence on the part of one or both partners.
- The partners need to be drunk or high to demonstrate affection or talk about the relationship.
- The partners neglect common responsibilities, such as housework or childcare.
Worsening substance use can make it difficult for couples to resolve existing relationship issues, as it often introduces additional emotional distance between both people; this, in turn, could further drive maladaptive patterns of substance use. Treatment becomes increasingly important in the face of such a potentially perpetuated cycle.
Attending Drug Rehab Treatment Programs Together
One option for getting help together is to attend the same rehab treatment program. A number of treatment centers and facilities offer this option for couples who have a strong relationship and are equally committed to recovery. Motivation is a key factor to having couples in therapy together. As summarized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a individual’s motivation to change and recover from substance abuse is a vital element in treatment, which makes the person more likely to complete treatment with the focus and dedication needed to maintain long-term recovery.
Couples Inpatient Rehab
In a treatment program where couples can attend together, this motivation is reinforced through the couple’s continual reaffirmation of commitment to one another. Couples that attend inpatient rehab together may have the opportunity to attend treatments and therapy sessions together. This may provide the motivation and support that each people in the relationship needs to recovery from substance abuse.
At AAC, our healthcare providers will work with you to provide treatment and care that works best for you and your partner’s needs. We offer couples addiction treatment that focused on and supports the individual as well as the couple. Call us at There, an admissions navigator can discuss treatment options that meet your and your partner’s unique needs.
Therapies, such as behavioral couples therapy (BCT) have been shown to be effected during addiction treatment.2 BCT is usually used when one person in the relationship is being treated for a substance addiction.2
Couples and Addiction Treatment Programs
In the case where a couple has a strong relationship, it can be helpful for the partners to go through recovery together.4 To reinforce the power of a romantic relationship in helping both partners to get and stay clean, couples can attend or otherwise participate in treatment together in a variety of ways, depending on the couple’s dynamic and the individuals’ needs.
Research supports the benefits of working with the two members of a couple together during rehab. Behavioral couples therapy (BCT), helps to strengthen relationship factors that will promote abstinence, since people in more communicative, happier, and healthier relationships may experience lower risk of relapse.
AAC is in network with many insurance companies. Your addiction treatment can be free depending on your policy.
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FAQs About Rehab for Couples
When both members of a couple are dealing with substance abuse or drug addiction, it could complicate recovery.
If only one member of the couple goes to rehabilitation, and the other continues to use substances, it can make it much harder for the first partner to avoid relapse after treatment is over. Nevertheless, not getting help for either person could allow certain issues already faced by the couple to worsen, such as relationship challenges, financial loss, and even declining physical and mental health for both partners.
However, should both partners be willing to participate in the therapeutic process, it could help them to learn to recover together. A family-oriented treatment approach, such as behavioral couples therapy (BCT), can be beneficial for cohabitating partners dealing with addiction issues.1,2 It may also offer help in improving the relationship, managing issues such as codependence and enabling, and creating a new relationship dynamic that supports each partner alone and together in maintaining recovery.
Recovering from addiction alone is difficult, and even more challenging if there are two of you. American Addiction Centers (AAC) offer personalized treatment for alcohol and substance abuse for you and your partner, and will help you build the skills to hold each other accountable and stay sober together. We welcome couples together, and when you walk into any of our facilities, you are family. We are committed to helping you and your loved one on the road to recovery. For more information or to get set up in a program together, contact us now at
- Miller, S. C., Fiellin, D. A., Rosenthal, R. N., & Saitz, R. (2019). The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Sixth Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
- Ofarrell, T. J., & Fals-Stewart, W. (2000). Behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and drug abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 18(1), 51–54
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (n.d.), Substance Abuse and Intimate Relationships.
- Simmons J. (2006). The interplay between interpersonal dynamics, treatment barriers, and larger social forces: an exploratory study of drug-using couples in Hartford, CT. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 1, 12.