Traditionally, the treatment center community viewed substance abuse disorders as individualized diagnoses that are most effectively treated on an individual basis in residential treatment. However, current studies show that Behavioral Couples Therapy, a treatment program targeted towards married or cohabiting addicts and alcoholics, are having more success with detox, residential treatment, extended care, and rehab in general than individualized treatment alone.
At The Spencer Recovery Center in Laguna Beach and in multiple studies across diverse populations, residential treatment 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, prescription drug abuse, and how to cope with PTSD flashbacks 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 are a low cost rehab that accepts couples into our program, establishing a strong relationship for you and your significant other.