Northern Pennsylvania’s Leading Addiction Family Program

The family services program at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, Pennsylvania, is the ideal environment for families to support their loved ones as they recover from addiction and certain co-occurring mental health challenges. Our therapeutic interventions provide guidance to family members as they work through the impact that their loved one’s struggles have had on the family unit and learn how they can play a role in their loved one’s recovery.

About Our Family Services Program

Information about the family services program at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

At Bradford Recovery Center, located in Millerton, Pennsylvania, we believe that involving a person’s family and other loved ones can be a critical component of healing from addiction and certain co-occurring mental health challenges. We designed our family services program to give families and loved ones the tools they need to support the individual who is in recovery in our residential addiction program while also caring for their own healing and well-being.

Our goal is to support the whole family through the recovery process. Our family services program centers on:

  • The 12-Step model
  • Family system therapy
  • Enabling and codependency
  • Disease concept
  • Self-care
  • Continuing care

If the individual who is seeking addiction care has given their consent, we will get their family’s perspective on their loved one’s history and share updates with them on their progress. The family may also have the opportunity to speak with their loved one’s primary counselor and be involved in weekly therapy sessions.

We also offer a variety of other therapeutic interventions that are designed to help family members learn tools to care for their own well-being and heal from any damage that their loved one’s substance abuse might have caused. This includes individual therapy, experiential therapy, and educational programming aimed at helping family members gain a better understanding of their loved one’s substance use disorder.

The family services program at our addiction facility in Millerton, Pennsylvania, also includes several visitation options for family members so that they can personally support their loved one throughout their stay at Bradford Recovery Center. Our goal is to help families become active participants in their loved one’s recovery.

Benefits of the Family Services Program

Discover the benefits of the family services program at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

Addiction changes the way an individual’s brain responds to the substance they are using and affects their behavior and physical and emotional health. While actively abusing a substance, an individual may behave in ways that can be harmful to the people closest to them, which might make family members and loved ones feel confused, hurt, or betrayed. A substance use disorder can have long-term effects on the bonds between family members even after the individual has sought help.

The family services program at Bradford Recovery Center, located in Millerton, Pennsylvania, can help family members mend the damage caused when a loved one is living with a mental health condition in addition to addiction. We understand just how devastating substance use disorders can be on the lives of families, and we have designed specialized programming specifically to help families repair their relationships and start to rebuild their lives.

By participating in the various therapeutic interventions offered through our family services program, family members can start to reopen the lines of communication with one another and work to rebuild any trust they might have lost after their loved one developed a substance use disorder. Family members may discuss any roles within the family that might need to change in order to create a more emotionally healthy environment or potentially establish boundaries that might help prevent future enabling and codependency.

Our program empowers families to take part in their loved one’s recovery process, educating them about how their loved one’s substance use disorder might be affecting them and ways they can support their loved one in recovery. We are committed to giving individuals the tools they need to heal from addiction as a family so that they can mend their relationships and live more fulfilling lives.

What to Expect

Learn about what to expect in the family services program at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

The family services program provides many different ways to help families start to reconnect, heal, and support their loved one as they embark on the recovery process from addiction and certain co-occurring mental health challenges. Some of the activities and therapeutic interventions you may participate in as part of the family services program include:

Open communication with the care team – If the individual who is seeking help for addiction gives their consent, their care team may call their family within the first 24 hours to update them on how they are doing. Families might also receive an introductory call from their loved one’s primary counselor within their first 72 hours of entering our residential program.

Family visits – It is important that the individuals who come to us for care stay connected with their family members throughout their healing journey if those relationships can be beneficial to their recovery. Family members can visit their loved one once a week, with the option of two Sunday visits. We also offer private visits for children age 14 and younger once a week.

Family education – Our educational programming helps family members understand what substance use disorders do to the brain and how they might affect an individual’s behaviors. We also help family members understand the stages of recovery and provide them with tools to support their loved one, avoid enabling, and assist them in their own healing process.

Family therapy – Families have the option to meet with a therapist as a family group or in individual sessions with the individual who is seeking care for addiction. Therapy sessions are great opportunities to reopen the lines of communication, establish boundaries, and rebuild trust in a safe environment. Our specially trained therapists are experienced in working with family members to begin the healing process in the aftermath of addiction.

Experiential therapy – We augment our family therapy programming with experiential therapy services to help families rebuild trust and reconnect with one another through hands-on challenges and trust-building activities. Experiential therapy can help participants focus on a physical task rather than the emotional intensity of group therapy, and the success of completing an activity together can open the door for more positive group therapy sessions.

At Bradford, we are committed to healing the whole family from the devastation that addiction can inflict on people’s lives. We use the latest evidence-based solutions to support families as they heal from the effects of addiction and gain the tools to sustain long-term wellness.

Learn More

Learn more about the family services program at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, PA

If you think that your family might benefit from the family services program at Bradford Recovery Center in Millerton, Pennsylvania, please contact our staff directly. We can answer any questions you might have about how our family programming can help you and your loved ones start to heal from the effects of addiction and live happier, more fulfilling lives. 

I was resistant to go to treatment. I never thought it could change my life the way it did. The staff, the groups, the people, everything about this place has changed my life for the better. For anyone on the fence about getting help, please take Bradford into consideration - it really saved my life in more ways than one.

– Lauren E.
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  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval