Journey Healing Centers Announces 3 Family Support Programs for Dealing with Addiction

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With jobs being lost, the economy in turmoil and drug and alcohol addiction at it's highest, family support is one of the key factors in a loved one's maintaining sobriety. Journey Healing Centers announces 3 Family Support Programs to help everyone dealing with addiction. With 50% of Americans having a loved one suffering from drug abuse, and 76% impacted by someone with alcoholism, substance abuse is a family issue that deserves family support. Substance abuse treatment can be a daunting experience for individuals affected by active addiction, and having family support can have a huge impact on their sobriety success. These Family Support Programs can help restore relationships and bring loved ones back.

Journey Healing Centers was built by a family who has dealt with addiction themselves, and wanted to give back by assisting others. Whether it's drugs or alcohol, the entire family is impacted by the addict. Give the gift of family healing this Spring (and year-round) to get your loved ones back using these 3 Family Support Programs. Candice Christiansen, LPC and Journey's Clinical Director explains, "By educating the family on the cycle of addiction, boundary setting, and healthy communication, the family attains sufficient tools to support the recovering individual while maintaining their personal well-being."

For family members, having their loved ones in a safe, healing environment offers an enormous relief. Journey Healing Centers had a client featured on MTV's Gone Too Far with DJ AM, where the family worked together to support their daughter to stop using Meth while pregnant. Since one of the primary age groups that is most affected by drug addiction is 18-29, family support for young adults is even more important. To help families reunite, Journey Healing Centers developed 3 support systems.

1. Family Intervention Support - Along with a staff of licensed doctors and therapists, Journey Healing Centers has a free 24 hour hotline with Addiction Specialists who can answer questions and advise people what to say to a loved one dealing with addiction. During a delicate time, their Family Action Plan can help people find the right words, the right program and long-term care. Families can also call to check in on how their loved one is doing by speaking to their therapist.

2. Family Therapy Groups - To help the family heal together, Journey invites family members to therapy each week during the recovery process. Co-founder Lisa Lannon knows first-hand the value of family healing. Lisa gave her husband a choice between his drinking or their relationship. Lisa explains, "It's all about healing not only the addict, but the whole family unit together. When a family is involved in their loved one's treatment, it also allows them to start the healing process of forgiving and moving forward in a healthy way, building trust and support."

3. Family Aftercare for Life - To support the long-term sobriety of a client, Journey Healing Centers provides free Family Programming for life for everyone in the immediate family. These additional family groups offer everyone extra support for free that is unusual for treatment programs.

After going through Journey Healing Centers and utilizing the Family Programming, a married couple with 3 sons is now happily healed. And the best part is that the recovered alcoholic, Ryan, now says, "Luckily, my wife and sister dragged me down to Journey…. I'm now enjoying life. I'm a good dad again. I enjoy my family. I really couldn't be happier." It's time for more Americans to get their loved ones back and face addiction as a family team versus being alone.

Journey Healing Centers 24-Hr Addiction Hotline: 1-866-774-5119

For a timely interview about these Family Treatment Programs, please contact:

Liz Brown
Journey Healing Centers

Journey Healing Centers operates 7 rehabilitation programs in Arizona and Utah, and has been featured on MTV's Gone Too Far, PBS, ABC News 15 Phoenix and in People Magazine. Journey Healing Centers has supported thousands of families dealing with addictions through Residential Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), Sober Living Homes, Aftercare and a 24-Hour Free Hotline with Addiction Specialists. Website Press Room with MTV story:

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