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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 used to be a successful teacher. I was proud of myself and my achievements. I started using drugs and hit rock bottom. Then a friend took me to ACI. I went to detox and rehab. I am currently enrolled in the outpatient program and am doing great. I love where I am living and I love the staff at ACI. I am so grateful for the fellowship I have with my peers. I look forward to going to groups, seeing my counselors and the friends that I made. My favorite thing is “Jump Start Café” on Friday morning. I am learning how to have fun without using. I finally feel lucky to be alive.”

-John, 58