Family Support Services for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the United States
A family program is a service offered by some of the chemical dependency treatments to help families cope with addiction. They usually offer support through counselling and education on addiction. The family programs can differ from on rehab center to another, but you can find out which support service they offer by calling or looking on the Internet.
Why are family programs important?
Drug or alcohol addiction family programs are very important since addiction doesn’t just affect the addict. Family members are often deeply affected by the person’s addiction and it puts a lot of strain on relationships. Although the immediate focus is on the person who is abusing alcohol/drugs, family members also need help coping with the problems brought by the addiction.
How to find a family support program to help with drug or alcohol abuse
There are many drug and alcohol treatments which offer a family program. It is not always an easy task to find the right one, especially when dealing with a crisis. We, at Parents Speaking Out Against Addiction, try to make it as simple as possible to find family programs. Below, you find a link to a page for each state that will give you a list of family programs available in that state. You can also call one of our counselors at 1-800-709-6738. They will help you in any way they can.