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Family Addiction Therapy in New Jersey

Statistics from 2021 found that 16.5% of individuals aged 12+ in the United States had met the criteria for a substance use disorder of some kind in the past year. Out of those individuals, 94% did not get treatment. Family can play a major role in helping someone reach and stay in recovery, and family addiction therapy in New Jersey can help. So, what should you know? Addiction affects the whole family, so it only makes sense that family members should be involved in addiction treatment. This page will discuss what to expect in family therapy, the role of family in addiction treatment, and including family in outpatient care.

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What to Expect: NJ Family Therapy Programs

Family therapy is exactly what you’d expect. When you get family addiction therapy in New Jersey through one of Prevail Recovery Center’s addiction treatment programs, you and your family will meet with a therapist. The therapist will create a safe space and will not “take sides.” 

One of the many misconceptions about family therapy is that it’s only for families with volatile relationships. In reality, family therapy is for everyone and can help in many different ways. You do not have to have a bad relationship with your family members to work together in therapy or benefit from the therapeutic process. 

Another common misconception is that family therapy is restricted to your immediate family members. In reality, every family looks different and can include anyone you personally consider family, whether that’s a significant other, grandparent, or close friend. All family structures are welcome in family therapy at Prevail Recovery Center.


The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

Studies show that family involvement and support in addiction treatment are associated with better outcomes for those facing substance abuse, including higher rates of recovery. When a family is involved in the addiction treatment process, they have the opportunity to learn how to best support their loved one with an addiction. Family members can support a person’s recovery in many different ways. 

In our New Jersey family therapy program, you might focus on any combination of the following topics, or any other subject that is relevant to your family:

  • Get accurate education on addiction.
  • Build and maintain healthy familial relationships. 
  • Have open conversations about addiction, family life, and mental health. 
  • Find out how to take care of yourself as a loved one of someone with a substance use disorder. 
  • Talk about how to help a loved one stick to their aftercare plan post-treatment.
  • Work through concerns such as enablement. 
  • Learn about the signs of relapse and how to prevent relapse.
  • Discuss how to intervene during times of crisis.  

Since we offer more than one treatment program or level of care, it is important to remember that family therapy can be part of any of our standard treatment programs. 

What We Do

Including Family in Outpatient Addiction Treatment 

As a family member of a person with a substance use disorder, you may or may not live with your loved one. However, you are likely one of the people closest and most important to them. Addiction is not the fault of you, your family, or your loved one. We also acknowledge that addiction can run in families. It can be hard to know what to do when a loved one has an addiction. Without the right guidance, loved ones may jump to anger, act in a way that enables addiction, or encounter another concern. 

The truth is that every family has a unique story. Prevail Recovery Center is here to gain an understanding of your family’s circumstances and help you navigate them appropriately. Including family in outpatient addiction treatment ensures that a client has a strong support system outside of treatment headquarters and can help family members feel confident about how to best support their loved one with an addiction. Family can also help clients find and plan for treatment.

Sober living

We own sober living, also called supportive housing, facilities near our outpatient addiction treatment facilities in New Jersey. Sober living is much like an apartment with a standard rental agreement in the sense that it provides a sense of autonomy and independence, but it also becomes a community because every resident is sober. 

Some clients who get addiction treatment in New Jersey may live out of town or out of state, so it is not uncommon for clients to reside in sober living facilities for the duration of their program(s) at Prevail Recovery Centers at least. 

However, you don’t need to be in a treatment program to reside in sober living. Many people live in or continue living in supportive housing post-treatment to aid continued sobriety. 

Dual diagnosis care

The term “dual diagnosis” indicates the presence of a substance use disorder and one or more additional mental health conditions. For example, a person with a substance use disorder may also have depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or a trauma-related disorder. 

We have dual diagnosis treatment for clients who live with a substance use disorder and one or more additional mental health conditions. Often, this encourages prolonged recovery because it tends to a client’s full spectrum of mental health needs. 

Evidence-based treatments 

We use an extensive range of evidence-based treatments and supplementary activities, including multiple therapeutic modalities. If you’re interested in a specific treatment, kind of therapy, or activity and aren’t sure whether we offer it, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Levels of Care 

We offer all of the following levels of care to help you or your loved one overcome addiction. No matter what level of care or program a client is in, familial support can make a difference. If you aren’t sure which level of care is right for you or your loved one at this time, our admissions staff can help. 


Getting off of drugs and alcohol can be uncomfortable. In some cases, it can even be dangerous. Detoxification or “detox” is designed to help people get off of drugs and alcohol safely and with less discomfort. We use outpatient detoxification programs to help clients with less severe withdrawal symptoms. If your loved one requires inpatient detox, we can refer them to an inpatient detox center. We offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for clients who need it. If a client is on a substance that requires tapering, we can help them through the process. 

Partial Hospitalization 

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are the highest level of care you can get without being in an inpatient program. On a typical day in PHP at Prevail Recovery Center, clients spend most of the day at their treatment facility but return home at night to sleep. Since clients attend PHP for the majority of the day, most days of the week, the time commitment mirrors that of a full-time job. Accordingly, clients should plan to take time off of work while they’re in PHP. Our partial hospitalization programs involve a combination of different therapies and treatments, including but not limited to regular groups, individual therapy, and family therapy. 

Intensive Outpatient 

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are less intensive and time-consuming than PHP, but they still offer comprehensive support. Our IOP clients engage in a combination of groups, individual therapy, and other treatments like those in PHP. The difference is that the amount of therapy required for IOP means that you’ll be in treatment for fewer hours each week. IOP can be ideal for those who need a complete addiction treatment team but cannot commit to PHP. For example, those who are employed or enrolled in college while attending treatment. 


Our other outpatient programs are even less intensive than IOP and serve as a step-down form of care. In other words, they help clients maintain sobriety and stay connected to their care team post-treatment, which supports prolonged recovery. Outpatient treatment offerings include but aren’t limited to continued therapy, medication management, and groups.

Finding a New Jersey Family Therapy Program

If you’re interested in finding an addiction treatment program that includes family addiction therapy in New Jersey, contact Prevail Recovery Center today. Our NJ family therapy programs save lives and can be of value not just for a client but for their whole family. To get in touch with Prevail Recovery Center, just give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website. If we miss your call, we will return it shortly.


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Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309


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