Addiction affects the entire family. At Elements Behavioral health family of treatment centers, we treat both the individual suffering from addiction and the loved ones whose lives have been profoundly impacted by the disease. We believe that education and support empower families to improve their own quality of life while also enhancing the chances for successful recovery for the person with addiction.
Our Family Programs Include:
Family therapy sessions – We engage family members in the treatment process through regular family therapy sessions. For those who are unable to visit our treatment center, we provide phone conferencing.
Family education program – Our family education program provides valuable information to families about the treatment process, the disease of addiction and relapse prevention tools. Families receive professional support as well as opportunities to interact with other families experiencing similar issues.
Family weekends – Many of our treatment centers offer family weekends with group therapy sessions, educational seminars and quality time with loved ones. These visits allow family members to get updates on their loved one’s progress and develop a better understanding of how to support their loved one in recovery and how to get the support they need during this difficult time.
Support groups – Families receive professional support and guidance as well as interact with other families experiencing similar issues. We also introduce loved ones to additional peer support groups such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon 12-step groups.
The definition of family has changed over the years, from the standard parents and children to a family unit including friends and loved ones. We embrace whomever our clients define as family and welcome those individuals into our family program.