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Structured Family Recovery®

It’s time to leverage the power of family

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.

Dr. Robert DuPont

“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.”

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

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.

“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

“The SFR program has given me and my family such an amazing gift.  In the beginning, I wanted to show support for the addict, but I soon found that I stayed with the program for me.  SFR is allowing us the chance to heal and strengthen our family, one conference call at a time.  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

Create a home for recovery
in your home.

Read the Introduction
& Chapter One

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

Structured Family Recovery

For details on working with a
Structured Family Recovery® counselor,
contact Lori Forseth at 1-313-409-4951.

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”

Listen as a mother speaks with Debra & Jeff Jay about her year-long experience doing Structured Family Recovery with 5 family members and Tamara James, their SFR counselor. Get a first-hand look at SFR.

“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

Learn more about the history of Structured Family Recovery

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Recovery Monitoring

Random screening helps rebuild trust. Using a trusted 3rd party to test for substances, families rest easy and patients stand proud.

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