At Valley Hope, we believe that chemical dependency affects the entire family. Family members, and significant others, often need help understanding the disease and what they can do to help themselves, as well as the identified addiction treatment patient. We also believe that the chemically dependent individuals best chance for successful recovery occurs when the family or significant other is involved in the recovery process. We are here to help.
To best serve our patients, we encourage family members to participate in the Valley Hope drug rehab program while their family member or loved one is a patient at a Valley Hope facility.
Family members and significant others are encouraged to participate in the patient’s treatment for as much of the patient’s stay as possible. Past experience for residential drug and alcohol rehab patients has shown that stays of up to two weeks are often the most effective. In addition, Valley Hope welcomes and encourages family members and significant others of patients attending Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) to attend sessions as well.
A day of service for a family member may include some or all of the following:
- Individual/Family Care session: This session is an opportunity to meet with an addictions drug rehab counselor, either one-on-one or with your family member/significant other.
- Small group session: This is a counselor led group in which 12 or fewer patients and family members together explore their emotional responses to addictions and consider positive ways of managing those emotions.
- Lecture: This is an interactive lecture presented by one of Valley Hope’s trained staff. Various topics are explored including a close review of the 12 steps, personal responsibility in drug rehab, behaviors that are conducive to recovery, and emotional and situational challenges in recovery.
- Hot Seat: This is a form of group therapy in which attention is focused on the observed strengths and weaknesses of a particular patient. The focus is on how the patient is perceived by peers in the drug rehab milieu.
- Patient Hour: This is a group in which assigned patients are given the opportunity to discuss their addiction and their past experiences, along with their present goals and hopes for their future.
- Family Care Group: Family members and significant others meet in a small group setting to discuss drug and alcohol rehab and how addiction has impacted their lives. There is a focus on the 12 steps of Al-Anon and how those steps provide a path for personal recovery.
- Marital Group: This is a small group therapy for couples who are married or in committed relationships. The group explores the challenges that are inherent in such relationships, with a particular focus on problems that arise from addiction.
Concurrent Family Care Treatment: The family member who has a loved one in our residential or IOP setting can participate on ground and online at the same time. The online environment allows for family members to share their feelings with the family counselor anonymously. They also get information on family dynamics and addiction. For more information, please contact the family facilitator at your loved one’s facility he/she is attending sessions.
Family Care Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programming: Family members also have the option to do their own treatment if their loved one is not currently enrolled in IOP or residential treatment. Family IOP programming provides treatment for anyone that has been impacted by the disease of addiction. Family IOP is three weeks in duration and includes nine hours of treatment in an online environment. Family IOP members are offered a session each week which can be done via phone or in person, depending on the family member’s location. Family IOP is a highly individualized program that assists family in getting tools to help themselves in their own recovery which includes Al-anon meetings. The Family Care IOP participants have their own intake assessment and treatment plan that will identify key areas that the family members want to work on while in their own treatment. Family Care IOP is an intensive program that helps family members find relief from the destruction that addiction may have caused in their lives. Freedom from addiction as a family member is possible and we are here to help. If you are interested in the Family Care IOP program, please contact us.