Each month, Balboa Horizons invites our clients’ loved ones to participate in our Family Program. Over the course of four days, family members learn to identify and address the problems they are facing and develop solutions that will help them on their own recovery journey.

Our program is led by interventionist Dr. Jim Tracy, a nationally recognized speaker and educator who has been conducting professional and family interventions for over 20 years. Dr. Tracy guides families through an experiential learning process that combines lecture, interactive role play and group process.

The family is educated on:

  • Enabling and codependency
  • The disease of addiction
  • Neurological, psychological, and emotional effects of addiction – on both the addict and the family
  • Recovery programs and effective treatment solutions
  • Self-care, self-esteem, and personal healing

We also offer a weekly meeting for family members of those struggling with addiction. Family Recovery Workshops are held on Thursday evenings and are open to the public. Balboa Horizons’ Executive Clinical Director Burr Cook provides education on the psychology of addiction, how to set boundaries with loved ones, and the benefits of community support.

At Balboa Horizons, our focus goes beyond treating the addict. We are committed to helping both the addict and family members develop the tools and skills necessary to build a lasting foundation in recovery—and to facilitate family health and happiness.

Our treatment staff is actively involved with participants in the Family Recovery Workshops. In addition to valuable addiction education and family systems instruction, you will hear stories from some of our Balboa Horizons’ alumni. Here are a few testimonies from family members who have attended our program:

Family week was a very powerful, life-changing experience. We left with a feeling of accomplishment. We feel empowered to do our work to help our daughter on her journey in recovery.

“Fantastic experience. Incredible results across the board. Beyond expectations.”
D. L. (Mother)
“This was my first family week at Balboa Horizons but my fourth family week I’ve attended. I continue to be amazed at my personal growth and the education I get from each experience.”
F. J. (Father)
“The first step into the family room was full of fear; the step out of the room the last day was full of hope.”
S.H (Mother)