Chemical dependency seriously affects family members and loved ones. At the Dilworth Center, we believe they, too, should be offered compassionate understanding and help toward recovery.
We recognize the significant influences families have on both the progression of the disease and the recovery process. Therefore, the importance of family participation in the treatment of chemically dependent family members cannot be overstated, especially with adolescents and young adults.
- Family program participation is required for parents and guardians of our adolescent and young adult patients.
- Family program participation for families of adult patients is strongly encouraged.
Family treatment consists of education and support including:
- Classroom instruction
- Group therapy
- Family conjoint sessions – sessions are designed to impact the health and operation of the family system and are scheduled on an as needed basis.
- Al-Anon and Nar-Anon – throughout the Family Treatment Program, parents and guardians of adolescent and young adult patients are required to attend at least one Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meeting each week. Family members of our adult patients are also strongly encouraged to participate in these support groups on a weekly basis.