BTG Family Program

Support and Guidance for Family Members

Addiction does not just affect the client in treatment; it touches each member of a family. The family’s support and engagement in their own recovery process can be vital to a client’s ability to maintain long-term sobriety.

That’s why we offer multiple opportunities for the family to engage in their loved one’s treatment, while building a system of support and growth for themselves.

Our staff helps to educate and encourage family members to understand the impact that addiction has had on their loved one and themselves, while suggesting approaches that will allow the entire family to move forward in a healthy and supported direction

Whether you are a spouse, family member, or loved one, treating the family dynamics of addiction is essential to the healing process. Our family program is designed to meet the individual needs of all family members and provide them with help in their own recovery and growth process.

Structured Family Recovery®

Our family program is delivered within the context of the Structured Family Recovery ® SFR program. SFR is an innovatIve, evidenced-based approach that helps affected family members move past enabling and irritation to being a part of a collaborative recovery team with their addicted loved one and other affected families. SFR equips family members with the tools they need to better understand their loved one and the disease of addiction, develop positive coping strategies, and work together as a cohesive unit. By working together, family members are able to create an atmosphere of transparency and accountability, which ultimately reduces the risk of a loved one’s relapse and promotes long term abstinence.

Key components of our family program include:

  • Individually tailored treatment services that can include both educational and therapeutic sessions
  • Regular phone and email communications from a credentialed clinician to provide updates on client progress and support in navigating issues or potential challenges
  • Weekend psycho-education sessions for family members that address the disease model of addiction, healthy boundaries and communication, codependency, shame cycles, grief and loss, and other critical topics
  • Conjoint therapeutic sessions with the client and family members to facilitate healthy communication, overcome resistance to change, help family members interact in a positive way, and help the client meet their treatment objectives
  • Group family sessions led by a credentialed clinician where families can create their own support system of people who are in similar situations, share their joys, and help each other cope with any challenges they face. Sessions focus on improving communications, identifying unhealthy patterns, restoring appropriate roles, and enhancing conflict resolution skills
  • All family members are encouraged to attend Al-Anon meetings