Addiction has long been recognized as a family disease. The addiction of a loved one will stress the family to the breaking point, impact the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics. Addiction can totally disrupt family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime. With this being said, it is crucial for family to be involved in their loved one’s treatment.

At Desert Mountain Health we have established a full family program that allows family to partake in the treatment of their loved one. Once a client has been with us for more than 60 days, and the treatment team deems the client ready, we will invite any immediate family members, spouse, child and anyone else deemed to be a fit by our treatment team, to take part in this family programming series. Here the family will have the ability to further their education of the disease, use other family members for support, partake in group sessions with all families involved and get 1 on 1 therapy with their loved one and a member of our treatment team. This portion of treatment can be very difficult for everyone involved but can begin the healing process that each family desperately needs to move forward. It can begin a new chapter for each family and in many cases, brings families closer together than they have ever been before.

Family Process Group

  • Facilitated by one of our licensed therapists
  • Attended by family members only
  • The chance to process all that has happened during their loved ones days of active addiction
  • Therapists will try to help everyone make sense of why addicts/alcoholics do what they do
  • Feedback provided by each family
  • The ability to ask our team questions as it relates to the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of recovery​

Family Education Group

  • Educational videos explaining the disease of addiction
  • Relapse prevention
  • 12-step education
  • Mental Disorders
    • ​Depression
    • Anxiety
    • OCD
    • PTSD
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • More
  • Family Roles/Dynamics
  • Aftercare planning
  • Setting safe boundaries
  • What is an enabler?

Individual Family Therapy

  • Facilitated by one of our primary therapists
  • Attended by family members and their loved one in treatment
  • Ability to talk about past events
  • Discussing safe boundaries for both parties
  • An update from the therapist on treatment progress
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Aftercare planning

Family Group Therapy

  • Facilitated by a licensed therapist
  • Attended by all families and clients
  • Process group for all families and clients to come together
  • Sharing experiences
  • Creating an environment for all families to see they are going through the same things