“Rebuilding, Restructuring & Restoring Families.”
Alcoholism and addiction affect the entire family system. It’s no longer acceptable for treatment providers to focus exclusively on the addicted individual. It’s essential that the family is treated together. At Bradford Recovery Center, we embrace the clinical philosophy that family involvement with the chemically dependent – whether or not they have a co-occurring diagnosis – is without parallel in securing positive outcomes for patients and the people who love them.
We provide workshops, process groups and Family Systems Therapy at our Pennsylvania drug rehab centers. The program includes not only group work with the family system but individual sessions with our Family therapist, and residential counselors.
“family group work, coupled with intensive individual sessions, is where patients gain the most traction in a treatment program.”
To facilitate and enhance the healing process, we involve family members and loved ones in the treatment of our patients. Family involvement is both an effective and integral part of our program, as well as in the whole of the recovery process. We employ a multi-disciplinary, multi-focus approach to family healing. First, instead of being in an addiction treatment facility where the families feel they have nothing more than “visitation rights,” we involve the families by getting their interpretation of their loved one’s history. Second, families are involved in weekly therapy sessions with their loved ones and a primary counselor. And, ultimately, families are invited and encouraged to attend our family program lectures and workshops. Our desire is to help families understand and become supportive instruments in their loved one’s recovery. Although initially families may attend in the interest of their loved ones, our experience shows that they discover and cultivate hope for themselves. When a loved one comes to BRC for treatment, family members are called within the first 24 hours to assure them that their loved one has arrived safely, and are given a current report on their condition(with prior consents in place). Typically, families will receive a call from their loved one’s primary counselor within the first 72-hours of transitioning into our residential program, so they can introduce themselves and hopefully get a history about the family’s perception of the patient’s needs, strengths, beliefs, goals and objectives. At Bradford Recovery Center, the first 72-hours of each patient’s care is dedicated to assessments and treatment evaluations. Family members are then, with their loved one’s permission, brought into the treatment process either through phone sessions or through weekly face to face sessions.