Family Participation Program

Considered as one of the most effective forms of therapy, family therapy is designed to give patients and family members an honest look at the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction and to examine the effect that it has on each person individually, and the family as a whole. This is not to suggest that the family is responsible for a given member’s recovery; rather, family is one of the greatest assets towards individual and family health.

Addiction is commonly referred to as a “family disease” and people usually do not know how to start repairing the damage done by addiction. With the help of professional therapists from various capacities, understanding, communication, and trust can begin again, and often even be re-established for everyone involved in building a healthy foundation for a healthier future for the patient and their family.

Family members will learn about their loved one’s addiction and its effects, they will also receive an overview of the recovery and some treatment resources. The treatment plan will be custom designed and implemented upon admission. They will learn how they can help their loved ones, themselves, and the family as a whole. They will also learn about relapse warning signs and prevention. Recovery Ways works with the patient, the patient’s family, and other support groups as a team to make sure when the patient completes treatment they are surrounded by supportive, strong, loving, and caring people. We want to give the patient every tool to maintain their new sober life.

What We Provide

There are four main parts to this part of treatment that is offered to clients and their families:

  1. At each level of care, clients are provided with the opportunity to engage in family therapy, in order to facilitate healthy family relationships while one works through their own recovery.
  2. Clients and their families also have an opportunity to watch educational videos that describe and educate loved ones with aspects of addiction and the effect on the brain.
  3. Families have access to an online forum for weekly engagement with live staff from the family department, where interactions, questions, and comments, are all welcome.
  4. Clients and their families have an opportunity to attend our Family Workshop, which will be organized by the family therapist, family, and the patient, during patient’s stay in treatment.

Zoom Platform

This is an open online platform that will combine some structure with topics, including boundaries, enmeshment, and codependency, as well as promote interactions between staff and families about specific or general aspects of the struggle of addiction and developing a personal path of recovery. Questions and comments are welcome. This is found online in this website, and has weekly options to choose from.

Educational Videos

Content and skills training on key topics will be presented. These will include: communications and relationship skills for self-awareness, as well as information on family dynamics, the brain and addiction, and relapse prevention issues. This is found online on this website and can be accessed at any time.

Family Workshop

We will provide family member’s insight on how this devastating disease has changed their behavior, creating a condition called co-dependency. Family members will learn how to respond to the resident in new ways that promote wellness. Family members will be shown the need to change themselves, how to make these changes, and develop their own recovery plan.

The weekly workshop is Friday (9:00–4:00 pm, lunch provided) and Saturday (9:00–12:00 pm). The program is FREE to family members and is organized by the family therapy department, and is an opportunity to learn about the disease, get support, and learn how to plan for the family’s future. This is located at our Mountain View Facility and must be discussed before your planned attendance.

Do You Have a Family Member That Needs Treatment?

If you have a loved one or family member that is struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues, Recovery Ways can help. Our admission coordinators can recommend a plan of action, suggest an interventionist, or speak to your loved one. Our trained coordinators review your loved one’s insurance benefits and find out if it will help cover the costs associated with treatment.

Get help for your loved one, so they begin a new life in recovery. Call 888.986.7848 today.


Visit our family page with resources, videos, and assignments. Please be aware that our family program staff plan to utilize this site with you, based on your participation.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that family program and participation is based on a client’s willingness to allow family to be involved in the process. If the client does not allow this, the family program staff can still be available to share resources and speak to general information regarding aspects of addiction, treatment, and recovery.