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Where Your Family Will Find Hope and Healing

The goal of ACI’s Family Support Program is to provide education, emotional support, and hope to families impacted by the disease of addiction. We are fully committed to the belief that family involvement is fundamental for the care and treatment of a recovering family member. ACI’s family treatments are focused on helping the family system regain integrity and balance. This is accomplished by it's partnership with the family, assessing the family dynamics, and developing an individualized treatment plan to help all the family members get back on track so they can move forward on their own journey of recovery and healing.

How We Help

  • We teach the family about the disease of addiction and how it has impacted family functioning.
  • We help the family process and cope with the anger and frustration brought about by their loved one's addiction.
  • Family members learn how to take care of their own emotional and physical needs that may have been neglected because one was taking care of their loved one.
  • We provide family members with the emotional support necessary to keep family functioning at an optimal physical and emotional level.

Our Family Support Services

  • Family Counseling– Our family therapist will meet with all of the family members and with the recovering person to help all parties share their concerns, identify and explore family patterns of behavior, and resolve conflicts.
  • Couples Counseling– Our family therapist will meet with the recovering person and their partner to address the fundamental issues in their relationship affected by the impact of the substance abuse and help the couple create new communication and coping options.
  • Individual Counseling- The therapist will meet with the family member individually to provide information and education about the disease of addiction. They will offer the opportunity for the family member to discuss their primary concerns about the situation and help them problem-solve around the identified issues.
  • Multi-Family Group- The family and the recovering person meet with other families and recovering individuals to receive support and education from the group leader and most importantly from each other. Families share their experiences in this collaborative environment which promotes healing and growth.

Families of Military

“I firmly believe that ACI is why my son is still alive, back with our family, and back to school. As a mother my primary concern was that my son would receive compassionate care and the attention he needed to focus on his recovery. We have been through this before and I was losing hope, so was my son. It is a very lonely and dark place to be. All ACI staff, doctors, nurses, and counselors were always available when I had questions. We were able to visit and we had a family therapy session where I learned that I had to take care of myself too, without feelings of guilt. We also learned how to set limits and boundaries. At last, freedom, from the emotional pain of being part of an addicted family. My son learned the skills he needs to sustain his sobriety. He learned about the importance of maintaining sober friends and activities. He learned how to say no and change the things in his life that kept holding him back from happiness, health, and success. Thank you ACI I have my son back!”

-Sally, 43