Resources and Support for Families

When a loved one is struggling with addiction, the entire family is affected.

Addiction is called "a family disease" for good reason. When a loved one is struggling with addiction, the entire family is affected. Even if your loved one isn't ready to get help, you can get the support you need. Sometimes you don't even realize how much your loved one's struggle with alcohol or other drugs has changed your life. But, there is hope and help nearby. We offer many resources online, along with special support groups and programs just for families.

Millions of families have been where you are—and they've found a way forward, one day at a time.

Visit our Family Toolkit to learn more about the resources and services available to support families in their own journey of healing and recovery.

The Family Program

The intensive multiday program for your family members ages 13 and older involves educational sessions by clinical staff, group discussions, personal goal setting, reading, and reflection. Learn more

Family Education Program

In this weekly program at the Betty Ford Center, parents and families learn how they've been affected by addiction, how to set healthy boundaries, and how to rebuild trusting relationships. Learn more

The Caring Families Group

Counselor-facilitated support groups for parents and other family members give your family the opportunity to process challenges and concerns with others who understand. Learn more

Family Support Groups

Counselor-facilitated support groups for parents and other family members give your family opportunity to process challenges and concerns with others who understand. Learn more

Children's Program

Children ages 7-12 who grow up with addiction in the family benefit by attending this multiday program. Through fun activities, children learn to identify and express their feelings, develop self-care skills, and deepen communication with parents. Learn more

Mental Health Services

Take advantage of our outpatient care. Our psychiatrists, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists have special expertise in addiction-related mental health and relationship issues. Learn more

Connection Family Services

Our Connection offers support, education, and guidance for you and your family?no matter where your loved one is at in his or her recovery journey. Learn more


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