Family Recovery Services

There are several ways we can help

Free First Step Resources

We are dedicated to offering easy-to-use, no cost First Step Resources, for addiction intervention and family recovery. They are radically simple to do.

Questions & Consultations

Not everyone knows what to do next. Addiction scrambles a family. Sorting things out isn’t always easy.

Sometimes it requires starting with an hour-long professional consultation. One of our clinical interventionists will get examine your situation in depth and give you actionable recommendations. It’s very beneficial to have a detailed conversation with a professional who is experienced in addiction treatment and intervention strategies. They know the big picture and the small details.

A full consultation will also give you an introduction to our Modular System of intervention, developed in response to COVID19. We can provide all our professional services by video conference, uniting family members and friends anywhere in the country.

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Love First Clinical Intervention

Some families know they need a professional intervention now. Others come to that realization over time. Either way, these pages provide the information that helps families move forward when intervention is the right next step. Call us at 888-220-4400.

Love First Intervention  (get the big picture)

Let’s Get Started (what we need to know, what we need to do).

People with Specific Needs (is our addicted loved one in one of these categories).

Meet Our Team (knowing why an interventionist deserves to work with our family).

Structured Family Recovery®

When treatment ends, a family’s greatest worries begin. Will she relapse?  We need to conquer addiction relapse now and that requires family.

For decades, families have been told to step aside. That has not worked out well. As families, we’ve been living with the problem; now we’re going to be part of the solution.

Structured Family Recovery® (SFR) has harnessed what keeps doctors sober long-term and made it work for families. It’s simple, and it’s transformative.

SFR meetings take place on the telephone using conference calls. You can be anywhere. You don’t need to drive to appointments. You don’t need to find childcare. You don’t even need to put on make-up. In fact, you can be in your pajamas.

Families just dial-in from anywhere in the country. The family solution works over time because it is simple but effective. The whole SFR program is published in the book It Takes a Family.

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In the early months of alcohol and drug addiction recovery, staying sober is difficult. The brain is still craving the drug – whether it’s alcohol, marijuana, heroin, Xanax, cocaine, or other drugs. Recovery is still new, and it takes working a recovery program over time before the cravings begin to subside. That’s why monitoring – random drug testing – is key. Addicted doctors are monitored with random drug tests, which tells us how important it is to success.

Monitoring sets up accountability. When a craving to use or drink hits, the next thought is about getting caught in a drug test. Family members can resign from being the “recovery police,” knowing that if their loved one does have an addiction relapse, the testing will catch it.

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Recovery begins when addiction treatment ends, and there can be a big hurdle between treatment and returning to the home environment. The person leaving treatment is now on their own. So many people don’t build the kind of solid addiction recovery program that keeps people sober long-term. Mentoring is a hand-on method to help an individual achieve lasting sobriety.

Recovery mentors are in recovery themselves and have been trained to work with someone in the early weeks after treatment to get their drug and alcohol recovery program up and running. They help the addicted person find a home group, get a sponsor, start working the steps, get a service position. They also assist in getting all of the aftercare recommendations from the treatment center in place. Recovery mentors focus on building a recovery program quickly. Without an addiction recovery program, the risk of relapse is high.

We also have clinical recovery mentors. These are skilled addiction therapists who also have long-term recovery from addiction. They work with people coming out of substance abuse or dual diagnosis treatment who have co-occurring issues, such as mental health problems, which make early recovery from addiction more challenging. Clinical recovery mentors can navigate both co-occurring disorders and addiction, helping to create a thorough recovery program and set up all other needed services.

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