Structured Family Recovery (SFR) helps prevent relapse by creating a Recovery Team. The team supports the person we love during treatment and throughout the first year of the recovery process. A certified SFR Counselor guides the family, and brings recovery to life.
To practice SFR, the Recovery Team participates in weekly, one-hour conference calls, which keeps everyone connected, no matter where they are. These calls eliminate the need for office visits and travel. The calls feature education, discussion, and planning. The meetings help prevent relapse, promote trust, dismantle the enabling system, and rebuild family relationships.
In a few short weeks, SFR reduces the chance of alcohol and drug addiction relapse and creates a framework for success. The patient joins the SFR calls on week four, often while still in treatment. The Twelve Steps for families of addicts are at the heart of every meeting, helping family to 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.