Because the Genesis House Residential Addiction Treatment Program is designed to be more of a smaller and intimate caliber, our family program is individualized to meet the needs of the entire family system; which is typically geographically located across the country. Therefore, the Primary Therapist assigned to work with the client will discuss the specific needs of each client’s family support system. During the first week of treatment, each client will meet with his or her primary therapist to determine the best schedule to maximize family involvement. Each client’s unique/individualized family sessions/treatment plans will be set through a combination of weekly phone conference sessions, e-mail communication, face to face sessions if logistically possible, and/or weekly visitations which is available to family members from 10-2 PM every Sunday. Please work directly with the Primary Therapist to determine what method of family involvement works best for your family’s situation. Family members are generally the strongest and most important support system of the client in the treatment program. Therefore, an essential part of a holistic treatment plan is family involvement. Family members are sometimes very confused, angry, sad, anxious, and reluctant to participate in family sessions. However, research shows that family involvement is critical in the long-term recovery process. The Primary Therapist can assist the family with understanding concepts of setting boundaries, recognizing patterns of enabling, codependency, empowerment, and solution focused approaches to support healing. Family members are encouraged to attend support group such as Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, similar support groups, and/or work with a family therapist located in the area where the family resides. If you have any questions about your loved one, please feel free to contact us at Genesis House at 1.800.737.0933.