Extensive Family Support
Understanding the Importance of Family Recovery
When a loved one becomes dependent on alcohol, prescription medications,
or other drugs, the family system is disrupted. In response, other family
members begin to adjust their behaviors, often minimizing or denying their
own painful experience, in order to try to stabilize the family. With
family members and significant others so affected by the disease of addiction,
their involvement is critical to the recovery process. For more than 25
years, Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers has been helping families confront
the disease of addiction, find hope, heal, and thrive once again.
Week-Long Family Program
One of the distinguishing features of Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers
is a week-long program dedicated to the family. This program is designed
to better educate individuals and their loved ones about the complex disease
of chemical dependency in order to help begin the healing process within
This is often a life-changing week where relationships can begin to mend
from confusion, hurt, and misunderstandings. The addiction medicine therapists
at Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers model and teach new communication
skills, giving individuals and family members a means to change behaviors
and enhance the healing process. Family members are guided to work on
their own issues, develop self-care techniques and learn how to support
their loved ones who are dealing with addiction recovery.
Beyond this week-long program, Hoag family therapists are available to
counsel with family members, providing ongoing support and education specific
to the person’s issues. Our counselors are available to meet with
family members privately, with the individual and with other clinical
staff, as appropriate.
Hoag’s Heroes—Southern California’s Largest Recovery Group
Another unique and valued facet of ongoing recovery is Hoag’s alumni network,
Hoag’s Heroes. This group serves as a sober extended family made up of prior patients
and their family members. Their mission is to provide positive support
and friendships through a thriving community of alumni and volunteers.
Freedom from Addiction Starts Here!
As a loved one of a person addicted, you have the power to make a life-changing
and often life-saving difference! Call our professionals today to learn
more about the superior care provided by Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers,
Southern California’s nationally-recognized addiction recovery center.
Our phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for free professional
and confidential assessments. Our experts are here to help you sort through
the many questions and concerns you may be facing. Freedom from addiction
is possible. We can show you how.