Traditionally, the treatment community have viewed substance abuse disorders as individualized diagnoses that are most effectively treated on an individual basis. However, current studies show that Behavioral Couples Therapy, a treatment program targeted towards married or cohabiting addicts and alcoholics, are having more success that individualized treatment alone.
In multiple studies across diverse populations, patients who engage in treatment together have consistently reported greater reductions in substance use than have clients who receive only individual counseling. Couples facing their substance abuse disorders together, also have reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction and more improvements in other areas of relationship and family functioning. At Spencer Recovery Centers, we not only accept couples into our program but encourage it, establishing a stronger relationship for you and your significant other.