Would you rather learn to swim by reading a book about it, or by having someone get in the pool and show you what to do?
Structured Family Recovery (SFR) helps prevent relapse by creating a Recovery Team. The recovery team supports the addicted person during treatment and throughout the first year of recovery. A certified SFR Counselor guides the family, and brings recovery to life.
How it works: The Recovery Team participates in weekly, one-hour conference calls that keep everyone connected, no matter where they are. These calls eliminate the need for office visits and travel. The format of each call includes education, discussion, and planning. The meetings help prevent relapse, promote trust, dismantle the enabling system, and rebuild family relationships.
In a few short weeks, Structured Family Recovery (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 are at the heart of every meeting, helping family –the recovery team– 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.
Debra Jay reads the Introduction & Chapter 1.
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
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Read the Introduction
& Chapter One
Introduction: We Come Home Together
Chapter One: The Missing Element
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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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