Promises Family Program & Family Therapy Promises welcomes our clients\u2019 families into treatment. We will do whatever we can to make this process easier for you \u2013 you\u2019ve been dealing with a lot. We will pick up clients or their families at the airport and help to coordinate travel arrangements. Promises will also reach out to significant others during the client\u2019s detoxification and help transition the family into the client\u2019s addiction treatment program. Promises employs\u00a0full-time master\u2019s level\u00a0therapists who\u00a0meet with clients and their families to work on various family and relationship issues. They also provide education and support for clients\u2019 family members. Our family program includes: \tVisitation opportunities every Saturday \tAn intensive family program every other Saturday (monthly on Thursdays and Fridays at Promises Austin) \tWeekly phone updates for family members \tWeekly family therapy sessions, via phone, Skype or in person (once clinically appropriate) \tA multi-family support group every Wednesday evening for clients and loved ones The goals of family therapy are to educate family members about the disease of addiction and to enhance communication skills so that clients have the support they need to sustain their recovery long term. In addition, research shows that greater family involvement translates into a more successful transition into life outside of rehab. Because \u201cfamily\u201d is defined differently for everyone, we welcome into treatment individuals who will serve as the client\u2019s primary support system after completing treatment, whether that\u2019s a parent, spouse\/partner, sibling or other trusted individual. Family therapy depends on the individual situation and needs of the client. We respect the sanctity of each relationship and will not contact family members until we touch base with the client. Family Day \t Morning The day starts off with support and education for family members, followed by a strength-based group for clients and their families \t Lunch An opportunity for everyone to visit and socialize \t Afternoon Visitation and individual sessions with clients and their family members For International Clients and Families Promises Treatment Centers welcomes clients and their families from all over the world. Typically, for our out-of-state or out-of-country clients, we will discuss at the outset of treatment how often a client\u2019s family member can come to our addiction treatment center. For those unable to make the trip out to Promises, we also offer telephone and web-based video conference call sessions. Getting Your Loved One into Treatment More than half of the people who contact us are not the actual patient, but the friends and family members who care about the addicted individual enough to take steps to improve their health and well-being. Also, we understand that most family members feel scared, overwhelmed, angry and helpless. Addiction affects everyone who loves and cares about the addict. Promises Treatment Centers is here to help you get through this confusing time as you build healthier, more loving connections with your loved one. Intervention Because over 60% of our inquiries are from friends and loved ones, our admissions team is well-versed in educating family members about how to get a loved one into treatment and determining the appropriate level of care. In addition, we can coordinate every aspect of how to stage an intervention. From setting up the interventionist to talking to members of the family, if necessary. We are here for you to make this process as smooth and painless as possible.