What is Family Therapy for Addiction, & How Can It Help MY Family?
Addiction family therapists believe that problems exist between people, not within them. Try to understand and validate experiences of all family members to get to the root issues.
We work with a special group of moms and dads – Parent Coaches – who, just like you, have been affected by a child’s substance use. They are volunteers who receive special training from the Partnership and our clinical partner in order to help other families through similar struggles. In these blog posts, they answer parents’ most frequent questions.
Unfortunately, there is no universal rating system in place to assess the quality of treatment programs although many facilities are beginning to track treatment outcomes. Checking the staff’s credentials, the use evidence-based treatments, a developmentally appropriate curriculum, family involvement and a strong discharge planning component are important to examine in order to assess the quality of the program.
The Partnership makes a guide available titled Questions to Ask Treatment Programs which may help you evaluate programs you are considering. Please note, some programs will offer guarantees based upon program completion and other factors. It is best to read the fine print and ask lots of questions as to how the guarantee might be voided.