At Circle Tree Ranch, family involvement is encouraged. A strong correlation has been established between family involvement in substance abuse treatment and long-term positive outcomes for the student. Drug abuse and alcoholism affects the entire family. Often family members do not recognize how deeply they have been affected by chemical dependency. Circle Tree Ranch faculty invites the families of our students to participate in a wide variety of family activities including workshops, retreats, group therapy sessions, picnics and recreational activities. Family involvement in drug and alcohol recovery and relapse prevention is available both while the student is enrolled and after discharge. These addiction treatment services are designed to help those in recovery and their families re-establish, or establish, emotional bonds of love, trust and respect. Participation in family activities is completely voluntary; however, these services provide a very effective “bridge” from substance abuse treatment to day-to-day life in the community, and an effective tool in preventing relapse.
Circle Tree Ranch recognizes the important role of families and friends as part of the addiction recovery process. It is not unusual for the family to play a crucial role in the decision of an addicted person to get help. Families that experience the pain resulting from chemical dependency or other compulsive or self destructive behavior develop certain patterns of interaction to manage and survive the problem. Families who come to us have already reached a turning point in their lives with the presence of a family member in our community. Through our family services at Circle Tree Ranch you will be given many tools and much support at this critical time. No matter how supportive the family is, or how powerful the substance abuse treatment intervention, ultimately the individual must make their own decision to move towards dignity, responsibility and growth.
Family Services Commitments:
- To liberate the family from the causes of substance abuse
- To evaluate and challenge values, concepts and myths
- To fulfill our commitment by acceptance of accountability
- To develop positive responses rather than reactive behavior
- To develop positive traditions toward community building,
rather than negative individuality and dependency
- To empower individuals to recognize and cope with:
- Changing roles
- Solving problems and making responsible decisions