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Family Support Program

The dedicated recovery specialists at Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers all share the same philosophy--that addiction is a family disease. When your loved one has a problem with substance use, it affects all members of the family both emotionally and financially. We encourage our patient’s loved ones to actively participate in the addiction treatment and recovery process to help ensure their sustained sobriety. 

Family programs are designed to encourage you to discuss the impact that addiction has had on your life, and on others associated with your loved one. We want you to have a voice and a safe place where you can comfortably talk about these sensitive issues. We also assist with finding support groups such as Al-anon and Nar-anon, where you will learn to take care of yourself and be a vital part of the recovery process. 

Our dedicated team of clinicians believe that recovery for the patient is enhanced greatly by a healthy family. When you join the Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers family, you can put your ‘substance abuse recovery centers near me’ searches to rest.

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How We Support Families

We help families cope with their loved one’s addiction and the recovery process by teaching the following:

  • The disease of addiction
  • Family and communication
  • Enabling, boundaries and codependency
  • Al-Anon, Nar-Anon and other 12-step recovery groups
  • Denial and defense mechanisms
  • Relapse prevention
  • Understanding the treatment process
  • Overdose prevention and medication-assisted treatment

Learning these tools makes it much easier for families to support their loved one through the recovery process, and also makes it more likely that the patient receiving treatment will enjoy sustained recovery in the future. 

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The Importance of Family Participation

At Neil Kennedy Recovery Center, we believe that successful treatment involves family participation, which is why we encourage you to be part of your family member’s addiction treatment and recovery process. Our family recovery support programs for family members and loved ones will encourage you to discuss the impact that addiction has on your life and others. Patients in recovery can benefit from a healthy family as they work on overcoming their addiction and participate in family recovery support programs.

Our clinicians and behavioral therapists believe in the bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to addiction treatment. That is to say, we treat the biological, psychological, social and spiritual facets of addiction. This “whole-person” approach, we believe, is a very successful strategy for long-term recovery. If you are interested in learning more about how we treat our patients in recovery or what we do for families, call or request an appointment online today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people currently suffer from substance use disorder?

18.7 million U.S adults are currently reported to have a substance use disorder.

What does the recovery process include?

At Neil Kennedy Recovery Centers, we take our patients through a five step process to recovery: 

  • Detoxification
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Medication
  • Evaluation & treatment
  • Long-term follow-up

What is Al-anon?

Al-Anon is a group that was founded in 1951 that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics.  

What is Nar-anon?

Similar to Al-anon, Nar-anon is a program for friends and family members of individuals who are affected by addiction to narcotics or other substances.