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 the family. 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. Family Therapy 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.