Opening the way to hopes, dreams, and fresh starts

Untold relief and validation comes from hearing other families speak about the slamming doors, sleepless nights, and shameful secrets that come with addiction. You discover that your family is not so different.

It's an experience that opens the way to healing for thousands of families each year who take part in our family and children's programs. These and other support services and resources at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation are designed to help your family, regardless of whether your loved one with addiction seeks treatment.

Family Program

This intensive multiday program for 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, parents and families learn how they've been affected by addiction, how to set healthy boundaries, and how to rebuild trusting relationships.

Caring Family Groups

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

A Social Community Just for YOU

TheDailyPledge.org is the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's online social community. We offer online recovery meetings, chats, healthy daily activities, and discussion boards where you can find answers and support 24/7, as anonymously as you choose.

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

Twelve Step Meetings

Clinicians at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation encourage you as family members to participate in Al-Anon or Alateen mutual support groups in your home community. Based on the same Twelve Step principles and practices as Alcoholics Anonymous, these groups are available at no cost. Learn more

Expert Insight

Learn more about addiction, treatment, and recovery from our experts. Dozens of articles, fact sheets, and videos are available on topics such as:

  • The impact of addiction on a family
  • How to talk with a loved one about a drinking problem
  • Adolescence and substance abuse
  • Restorative help for the family of an addicted teen
  • Healthy ways to support a loved one in recovery
  • Helping families cope with substance dependence
  • Co-occurring mental health issues
  • Learn more

Are you or a loved one struggling with alcohol or other drugs?

Call toll-free to speak confidentially with a recovery expert now.

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