Structured Family Recovery (SFR) helps prevent relapse by creating a Recovery Team that supports our loved one during and after treatment. The Recovery Team works together with a certified SFR Counselor to bring recovery to life.
The Recovery Team participates in a weekly, one-hour conference call, which keeps everyone connected, no matter where they are. It eliminates the need for office visits and travel. The calls feature education, discussion, and planning. The meetings help dismantle the enabling system, promote cooperations, and rebuild relationships.
In a few short weeks, SFR reduces the chance of relapse and creates a framework for success. The patient joins the SFR calls on week four, often while they are still in treatment. The Twelve Steps are at the heart of every meeting, helping family members lead the way into durable recovery.
Debra Jay’s ground-breaking book, It Takes a Family, provides an entire year of SFR meetings and curriculum, including how to develop a Recovery Plan and how to develop a Relapse Plan.