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Structured Family Recovery®

It’s time to leverage the power of family

Structured Family Recovery (SFR) helps rebuild trust and restore family relationships. SFR helps prevent relapse by creating a Family Recovery Team. The recovery team supports the newly recovering person during treatment, after treatment, and throughout the first year of recovery.  A certified SFR Counselor will guide you and bring recovery to life.

How it works: One-hour conference calls keep the family recovery team connected, no matter where each person might live. The SFR calls make inconvenient office visits unnecessary. Each professionally facilitated call includes education, discussion, planning, and inspiration. SFR meetings prevent backsliding and promote trust. They dismantle the enabling system and rebuild family relationships.

In a few short weeks, Structured Family Recovery reduces the chance of alcohol and drug addiction relapse and creates a framework for success. Debra Jay’s ground-breaking book, It Takes a Family, provides the content and format for an entire year of SFR meetings, including how to develop a Recovery Plan and how to develop a Relapse Plan.

Debra Jay

Debra Jay reads the Introduction & Chapter 1 of
It Takes a Family

Drug and Alcohol Treatment may stabilize our addicted loved one, but it doesn’t keep them clean and sober. Success requires an ongoing addiction recovery program. Addiction is a chronic disease. Without proper support, the addict will relapse.

Using Structured Family Recovery (SFR), families in recovery don’t leave success to chance. They can re-create what special groups (impaired physicians, attorneys and airline pilots) have always enjoyed: a guided path to lasting sobriety.

Structured Family Recovery moves family and friends beyond enabling and frustration, and makes everyone part of a recovery team. SFR creates transparency and accountability in a way that prevents the disease from regaining control. SFR brings families back together, helps prevent addiction relapse and lays a foundation for real recovery.

After all, our addicted loved one and our family have the same goal: to be happy again.

“Debra Jay unlocks the secrets of this revolutionary approach to addiction. She adds a significant new dimension by focusing on the role of the family, both in creating this system of care and in making it work, long term.”

Robert L. DuPont, MD
Founding Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse

“We used to stand outside the recovery circle and judge my mother. Now we’ve all stepped inside the circle, holding hands and doing recovery together.”

27-year-old son describing his experience with SFR

“I feel that my fears and uncertainties for the future are being replaced with the tools for me to make the choices for a better tomorrow.  I will forever be grateful for the SFR program.”

                 –Karrie, SFR team member

“SFR has helped bring our family back together… I don’t know what the future will bring but I am now more equipped to deal with it and I no longer waste time worrying about it.”

                 – Janine

Structured Family Recovery

For details on working with a
Structured Family Recovery® counselor,
call: 888-220-4400

Getting Started with SFR

Read the Introduction
& Chapter One

Introduction: We Come Home Together
Chapter One: The Missing Element

It Takes a Family, 2nd ed., by Debra Jay
It Takes a Family by Debra Jay

Available from amazon or wherever books are sold

Thoughtful, intelligent, and well-written, this book will offer much-needed support to family members and their addicted loved ones as they work together to create and sustain life-long recovery.

Katherine Ketcham, best-selling author
“Beyond the Influence” and “The Only Life I Could Save”

Structured Family Recovery® PODCASTS

Snap Trainings for Families

“In It Takes a Family, Debra Jay both revolutionizes recovery and brings it back to its roots. It’s what families have long been waiting for.”

–Sandy Peddicord, former producer, The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Structured Family Recovery

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Getting Started with SFR

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