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Addiction Information for a Loved One

Fear, anger, worry and shame can be daily emotions for family members of people with substance abuse problems. Sometimes loved ones are more affected by the destructive effects than the patient. We advise family members to take the following steps:

​1.  Educate yourself about the disease. Please use us as a resource for information about alcohol and drug addiction as well as addiction medicine. We also provide information about our evidence-based treatment, services and programs.

2.  Get help for yourself and for other affected family members. We offer critical tools to help families – family therapy and professional intervention services.

Why seek professional help?

An intervention requires experience, extensive planning and an understanding of the mental and physical effects of addiction on individuals and families. A poorly executed intervention can make a bad situation worse, with destructive consequences for the addicted person and the family.​