The Recovery Center of Northern Virginia recognizes that substance use disorders affect the entire family and that family members are in need of treatment and education as well as the addicted person. Research and our own experience indicate that family participation in the healing process greatly improves the likelihood of lasting recovery. Therefore, it is essential that all family members become involved in the healing process. Please be aware that clients may characteristically experience defensive feelings with regard to family involvement. For your family’s sake, please do not let your loved one make that decision.
In addition to monthly multifamily sessions provided in most of our treatment groups, we also offer a multi-week Family Awareness Program, individual family member counseling and education, couples counseling, and family therapy as part of a client’s individualized treatment plan. These sessions:
The Family Awareness Program takes place once a week over the course of 10 weeks and is open to all family members 13 years of age and older. Topics of discussion include:
To enroll in the program, please contact us or discuss it with your family member’s counselor.
RCNV also offers separate programs for families who may or may not have a family member in treatment, including: