Treating attachment disorders at Caron.
At Caron, we treat attachment disorder through group and individual therapy. Therapy for attachment disorder encourages emotional vulnerability, provides a model for healthy intimate relationships and meets the following objectives:
Understanding attachment disorder.
Treatment educates patients on what attachment disorder is and how it can be reversed by exploring topics such as:
- Recognizing attachment disorder as a basic recovery issue
- Conflict resolution skills
- Tolerating ambiguity
- Mastering life situations
- Adoption issues
- How to develop healthy, interdependent relationships
Identifying and addressing the roots of attachment disorder.
Because unresolved childhood attachment issues can impede adult relationships, Caron patients are encouraged to deal with deep-seated issues relating to attachment disorder during treatment. Patients’ family members learn to avoid enabling behaviors and foster healthy interdependence.
Changing destructive behaviors.
Addiction and attachment disorder tend to go hand in hand, exacerbating one another as time goes on. In an effort to end this cycle, Caron works with patients to identify and change inflammatory behaviors, such as violating boundaries or avoiding intimate relationships.
Failure to create or respect boundaries causes problems in social situations, at home and in the workplace for many individuals struggling with addiction and attachment disorder. Throughout treatment, we teach patients to understand and respect internal and external boundaries as well as how to control impulses that violate those boundaries.
Addiction prevents individuals from engaging in intimate relationships, as it tends to consume one hundred percent of the addict’s attention and energy. Treatment addresses trust issues, trauma or other conditions that commonly prevent addicted individuals from forming healthy attachments.