Family Program

General Info on Families

As every addict know, they are not the only ones harmed by the disease. Members of the family of the afflicted are also damaged by their loved one’s addiction, and that is why addiction is can also be viewed as a family disease. Family involvement is a significant aspect for positive recovery. Weekly updates will be given to the family from the guest’s case manager as well as phone sessions, that is, if the family is out of the area. Additionally, there are some family writing exercises as well as private and individual sessions with all family members.

Since our specially designed treatment program is so unique, the structured plan will change from client to client, but it can be assured that family involvement will be varied. Family involvement is one of the most valuable recovery and healing components. Upfront Recovery’s network of treatment provides focus on building a structure of support for the client after leaving his or her treatment center. Sharing in Nar-Anon and Al-Anon is powerfully recommended.

Addiction Treatment Support

Upfront Recovery’s entire network of treatment providers offers a variety of luxurious amenities with a focus on recovery for each and every individual. Our helpful group of specialists strongly encourages you to stay in touch with on both the your strives as well as your obstacles, because the most important thing to look forward to is the future. At Upfront Recovery, our guests can be assured that they will complete the program with renewed confidence, enthusiasm, as well as a solid base for a lifetime of sobriety.

The Disease of Addiction

Drug addiction is known as a mental disease because of the fact that drugs alter the chemical balance of your brain through prolonged period of substance of abuse. In addition, these changes in the brain can last for a long time.

Source: From the laboratories of Drs. N. Volkow and H. Schelbert

Brain Model of Addiction

As proven above, addiction is a physical disease. As reported by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) “addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.” It attacks the mid-brain and this creates a neurological disaster. The individual is affected on a social, biological, and psychological level when the brain’s circuitry becomes dysfunctional, but there is hope. Through recovery sessions, the damage can slowly be reprimanded through behavioral therapy and physical rehabilitation.