Many addicts leaving treatment do have an aftercare plan, but families tend to be offered very little. They are told to go to Al-anon or therapy, but there is no accountability and many therapists aren’t going to work with 4 or 5 members of the same family who are spread out all over the country in some cases.
Family Guide uses a unique approach to offer family recovery for at least a year after treatment. Everyone can participate in the Structured Family Recovery™.
It is very rare for all members of the family to be offered an opportunity to participate in recovery. Some may opt out until they see the benefits the rest of the family is getting.
Once the family members see the progress and notice how the level of stress is brought to a minimum by the whole family taking part sobriety becomes more realistic than when one has to go it alone. Things are usually quiet safe when the patient is in treatment.
To have ongoing support from the beginning of treatment through the first 12 months brings families closer together in recovery. Family Guide identifies and manages denial, enabling relapse for the individual and the family members. Everyone focuses on him or herself and is responsible for their recovery, while they work as a family.
With over 25 years of working with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics along with their families as a Certified Intervention Professional, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Addiction Counselor trained in Structured Family Recovery™, Debra Jay’s newest initiative Family Guide does utilize this approach to help families recover.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Family Guide program please contact me. I’m happy to answer your questions and walk you and your family through our process.