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
The damage that addiction causes a family system is devastating. At Balboa Horizons, we recognize that family members often need their own recovery process to heal from the personal effects of addiction, and we encourage families to participate in the treatment process through education and therapy. Studies show that families who are informed about addiction and recovery—and that participate in their own recovery process—optimize their loved one’s recovery, overall health, and chances for long-term sobriety and success.
Family involvement will vary depending on each client’s individualized treatment plan, but generally includes progress updates, family therapy sessions, and participation in our FamilyCares Program where families are invited to spend a four-day weekend with us participating in educational and experiential groups. The goal of the FamilyCares Program is to improve communication, support healthy boundaries, and facilitate healing in the family system. This model has been the foundation for countless successful recovery outcomes.
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.