We consider the family to be a very important part of treatment in all our programs, and we try to work with families in many ways. However, you decide the extent to which your family will be involved. With your permission, we will reach out to your family and others in your support system to let them know of the various services available for them, include them in educational programs, family group sessions, and social events. While we allow clients to go home on family visits, we also encourage loved ones to come visit clients at our programs so they can better understand how treatment looks and feels. Throughout our system, “family” is defined by the client and their relationship with those they feel are supportive to their recovery or need to learn about recovery. Two people do not need to be related by law to be considered family.
If you need more information about family services at Phoenix House, you can contact Phoenix House’s Center on Addiction and the Family (COAF), which oversees family services for our programs. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.