Family members are profoundly affected when a loved one becomes addicted to alcohol or another drug. In fact, by the time most people reach out to a counselor, healthcare provider or addiction treatment center for help with a family member’s substance abuse, the situation has typically progressed to a crisis level. Hazelden Betty Ford provides treatment and recovery care to individuals with alcohol and drug addiction (known medically as substance use disorder) as well as help and support for the whole family—including spouses, parents, caregivers, siblings and children. Family care and support is an essential part of Hazelden Betty Ford’s mission because all family members who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol or other drug abuse need help to cope and heal. Our family programs and resources are available to you, regardless of whether your loved one with drug addiction seeks treatment. Here are three important and readily available resources to help you cope with addiction in your family. One-Day Virtual Family Program To learn more and register: *Individual registration is required for each attendee Virtual Family Program Virtual Family Program for parents /guardians and siblings of loved ones ages 12-25 Virtual Family Program for Adolescents (Two hour program for those ages 13-19) Programa Virtual para Familias Virtual Family Program for Native Americans Delivered in a full-day, online format, our Virtual Family Program is available free of charge to anyone concerned about a loved one’s drug or alcohol use, no matter where you live. Whether your loved one is in active addiction, seeking treatment for substance abuse or in recovery from drug abuse, you and your family members can benefit from this program, which involves: Educational videos and handouts on the disease of addiction Peer feedback and support Emphasis on coping skills Q&A time with Family Program counselors Healthy Relationships Program The Healthy Relationships Program serves family members of those struggling with substance use. Whether your loved one is not ready for help, is currently receiving help, has finished a program, has returned to use, this program was created to support you. This intensive, 10-week program offers weekly workshops and personalized coaching to improve your relationships and teach useful skills including: positive communication problem-solving encouraging treatment engagement goal setting re-thinking relapse positive reinforcement These skills help family members learn to use their influence and interact more effectively with their loved one, while increasing their own well-being. This is a fee-for-service program, $146 for a weeks' worth of programming, and is available to anyone, anywhere. Register today! Weekly Virtual Family Support Groups Hazelden Betty Ford's virtual services bring family support groups directly to you—for free. Join our weekly online support group sessions featuring a rotating series of family-focused topics and addiction recovery-related discussions. To register, select the link below. * Individual registration is required for each attendee. Tuesday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Central Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Central *If you receive a session expired error after clicking a registration link, please refresh this page and try again. Connection™ for Families Via web or phone-based support, our licensed, trained professionals will guide your family in rebuilding trust and healing from the damaging effects of drug addiction. Through Hazelden Betty Ford's Connection™ for Families services, parents, spouses, siblings and other family members receive recovery insight and support, regardless of whether their loved one with addiction seeks treatment or gets sober. More Resources for You Not ready or able to participate in our Family Program at this time? You've already taken the most important step by looking for help and answers about addiction. And you've come to the right place. Here are a number of helpful family resources for you and your loved ones. We also offer free, weekly workshops and support groups for families at several of our addiction treatment locations. Call today and a recovery expert will help guide you in the next steps. Ready to take the next step? Call 1-866-831-5700 today to learn more about the Family Program and to register.