The family program at the Ranch at Dove Tree has been helping to encourage individual and family recovery since 2006. Our focus is to integrate good clinical wisdom and professional experience with cutting-edge recovery research. We have published our family program three times in peer-reviewed professional journals and have regularly adjusted the programming based on our findings.
Bringing Families Together
Addiction is a family disease, and as such, all members of a family system are at risk to be impacted negatively. Despite the negative impact, we know that family makes a difference in the trajectory and success of their loved one’s recovery. Bringing families and their loved ones together begins the process of recovery and can facilitate necessary change. These changes include:
- Understanding the disease of addiction
- Repairing and healing relationships
- Establishing and better understanding boundaries
- Restoring intimacy, connection, and communication
- Redefining healthy family roles
- Creating a context for client and family member recovery and wellness
Healing for the Whole Family
In the process of recovery, families are often forgotten and fall through the cracks. Family members want to be helpful and are so important to the process but are often unsure of what to do and how to offer help. Our program was designed from the beginning to be inclusive of family members, help them understand what they might do to aid in their loved one’s struggle, allow them to have input and share their pain, and to extend a level of care and empathy often missing for those members of a family who suffer on the outside looking in.