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Family Education & Therapy

Family Therapy and Addiction Recovery Education

Drug abuse and alcohol addiction affect the family on many levels. Addictive behaviors can run through generations and, left untreated, leave family members at risk for years. Family can also bring about environmental factors in the development of these behavioral health conditions, without even knowing. Unhealthy communication and coping mechanisms can be one of the reasons why addiction starts, remains and decays the family dynamic. Bridging the gap, opening communication levels and fixing family strain are the main components of family therapy.

Why Family Therapy Healing Supports Addiction Recovery

Here at Continuum Recovery Center of Colorado, we offer a once per week family education experience. Family members can attend in person or via teleconference. This nontherapeutic educational presentation is only for family members of loved ones in treatment as the clients do no participate in this setting.

What Family Therapy and Education Provides

A Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor Educates Family members on:

  • The Addiction Disease Model
  • The Purpose of Treatment
  • How Treatment Works as a Support Mechanism for You or Your Loved One
  • What Enabling Looks Like
  • Where to go for Additional Resources in Family Support

The Benefits of Family Therapy and Education Are Immeasurable

When we suggest our program to mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and adult children of clients who are here undergoing treatment for substance use disorders, we do this for the benefit of each family member. We know that a strong and stable family, unified, offers a more supportive force than each person individually.

What to Expect in Our Family Program

At our outpatient drug rehab in Colorado, no family education sessions will be the same, as different points of contention and interest will give rise to areas that need to be addressed. Some moments will be anticipated and others can come from left field.

A Licensed Counselor will Guide You Through the Process, Where You’ll Learn How To:

  • Identify Sources of Conflict
  • Reestablish Healthy Boundaries
  • Recognize the Signs of Stress, Triggers, and Addiction Relapse
  • Reinstate Supportive Ways in Coexisting
  • Define Pathways to Build Trust Again
  • Understand the Nature of Addictive Behaviors


If you would like to apply for Pre-Admissions into our Treatment Program, see our Pre-Admissions Section for Enrolling In Treatment. 

If you have any questions about our Comprehensive and Holistic Approach to Treatment, you can Contact Us to get the Information you Need!

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