Structured Family Recovery (SFR) improves treatment outcomes by creating a recovery team that supports our loved one long after treatment. The recovery team is made up of family members and friends, working with a specially trained SFR Counselor.
Structured Family Recovery® (SFR) gets everyone involved in the recovery process. Everyone on the 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, which helps the family team create a supportive environment.
In a few short weeks, SFR reduces the chance of relapse and creates a reliable 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.