Family Support While in Addiction Treatment
Family Therapy & Education
We know how it feels to watch your loved one suffer from a substance use disorder. One minute, your spouse or child is completely normal. The next, they’ve become a completely different person. You’ve probably dealt with a lot of stress, especially if your loved one has lost their job, gotten into legal trouble, and refused to seek treatment up until this point. Now that they’re in a rehab program, it’s time to get help for yourself.
At The Last Resort, we provide treatment services for all members of your family – not just the person with a substance use disorder. Through a combination of family therapy and addiction education, everyone in your home will begin to heal from addiction.
The Last Resort Recovery’s Family Weekend
Research shows that family involvement is key to positive treatment outcomes. At our addiction treatment center in Austin, TX, we offer education to help all members of the family to get on the same page. When loved ones learn more about addiction, they are equipped to provide encouragement and accountability after treatment has concluded. It’s also important for those in caring roles to receive much-needed support. After all, it’s hard to help your loved one if you can’t take care of yourself.
To support families in recovery, The Last Resort offers a monthly Family Weekend. This program lasts two and a half days. By the end of the weekend, we hope to bring clients and their families closer together, reduce feelings of isolation, and provide helpful resources to loved ones. Each session includes:
- Group work in a small, intimate setting (8 to 10 families on average)
- Q&A sessions and interactive components
- Experiential therapies (family sculpting and equine therapy)
- Group and individual family therapy from licensed therapists
We know how nerve-wracking it can be to have a family member in treatment. You’re nervous about their progress, health, and mindset. That’s why we’ve established an entire panel of family liaisons. Our team members keep you in the loop about your loved one’s treatment and recovery process. They’ll also connect you with local resources, groups, and services that can offer support while your family member is in our care.
Please note that discussion of a client can only take place if they have signed a Release of Information Form. While it is ultimately up to our clients to decide who we will speak with, many people staying at The Last Resort ask us to keep their families updated about their progress.
Family Visitation Policy
We always encourage family members to visit with their loved ones. Our visitation takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Before arriving, please let the client’s counselor know who will be attending and what their relationship is with the client. This will give the client time to sign a consent form.
Lunch is provided with advance notice. Please do not bring outside food or drink, arrive before the designated time, or bring pets. Clients are not eligible to receive visitors during the first two weeks of their stay (or longer, if advised by their clinician). Clothing items and cigarettes brought for clients must be screened by staff upon arrival.
Helping Families Heal
You’ve spent so much time helping your loved one, and you’ve come to the right place. They’re in great hands. Now it’s our chance to help you. Through our robust family program, The Last Resort provides comprehensive, whole-family treatment that changes lives. Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to family-first care.
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