Family Involvement

The Importance Of Family Involvement In Drug And Alcohol Treatment

Family Involvement

The Importance Of Family Involvement In Drug And Alcohol Treatment

Family Involvement

The Importance Of Family Involvement In Drug And Alcohol Treatment
Family members of individuals struggling with addiction face many challenges when dealing with their loved ones. Life with an addict is full of uncertainty, anger, and fear. Loved ones suffer when they see the person losing control of their life and withdraw from family, friends, and the things they once cared about. Family members also have to deal with the lies, health scares, legal trouble, and financial struggles caused by the addiction. Substance abuse leads to a destructive cycle that causes unhealthy relationships, enabling, and psychological issues.

Family members and loved ones of addicts are often the most concerned about the individual’s wellbeing and future. It is most often family members who push the person to get treatment or make the initial phone call to find out about rehab options. The good news is family members who have their loved one’s best interest in mind and are open to the solid advice of treatment professionals can play a major role in the treatment and recovery process. From the very first scary steps of getting the person to agree to treatment, to rehab itself, to long-term relapse prevention, there are many ways loved ones can help.


Family members of individuals struggling with addiction face many challenges when dealing with their loved ones. Life with an addict is full of uncertainty, anger, and fear. Loved ones suffer when they see the person losing control of their life and withdraw from family, friends, and the things they once cared about. Family members also have to deal with the lies, health scares, legal trouble, and financial struggles caused by the addiction. Substance abuse leads to a destructive cycle that causes unhealthy relationships, enabling, and psychological issues.

Family members and loved ones of addicts are often the most concerned about the individual’s wellbeing and future. It is most often family members who push the person to get treatment or make the initial phone call to find out about rehab options. The good news is family members who have their loved one’s best interest in mind and are open to the solid advice of treatment professionals can play a major role in the treatment and recovery process. From the very first scary steps of getting the person to agree to treatment, to rehab itself, to long-term relapse prevention, there are many ways loved ones can help.


Family members of individuals struggling with addiction face many challenges when dealing with their loved ones. Life with an addict is full of uncertainty, anger, and fear. Loved ones suffer when they see the person losing control of their life and withdraw from family, friends, and the things they once cared about. Family members also have to deal with the lies, health scares, legal trouble, and financial struggles caused by the addiction. Substance abuse leads to a destructive cycle that causes unhealthy relationships, enabling, and psychological issues.

Family members and loved ones of addicts are often the most concerned about the individual’s wellbeing and future. It is most often family members who push the person to get treatment or make the initial phone call to find out about rehab options. The good news is family members who have their loved one’s best interest in mind and are open to the solid advice of treatment professionals can play a major role in the treatment and recovery process. From the very first scary steps of getting the person to agree to treatment, to rehab itself, to long-term relapse prevention, there are many ways loved ones can help.

Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Tools

Develop The Skills Needed For A Lifetime Of Sobriety

At the Ridge, we understand how challenging it is to overcome addiction. Simply focusing on your addiction itself doesn’t provide you with the tools needed to lead a long-term sober lifestyle. That is why we offer comprehensive treatment resources that not only focuses on your addiction, but the underlying behaviors, trauma, and experiences that trigger your substance use disorder.

When you combine our treatment with resources such as addiction education, family therapy, and education, nutrition, outdoor recreation, yoga and meditation, art and music therapy, acupuncture, and mental health treatment, our clients are equipped with the skills needed to overcome addiction and achieve enduring sobriety.

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Comprehensive Substance Abuse
Treatment Tools

Develop The Skills Needed For A Lifetime Of Sobriety

At the Ridge, we understand how challenging it is to overcome addiction. Simply focusing on your addiction itself doesn’t provide you with the tools needed to lead a long-term sober lifestyle. That is why we offer comprehensive treatment resources that not only focuses on your addiction, but the underlying behaviors, trauma, and experiences that trigger your substance use disorder.

When you combine our treatment with resources such as addiction education, family therapy, and education, nutrition, outdoor recreation, yoga and meditation, art and music therapy, acupuncture, and mental health treatment, our clients are equipped with the skills needed to overcome addiction and achieve enduring sobriety.

View Resources

Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Tools

Develop The Skills Needed For A Lifetime Of Sobriety

At the Ridge, we understand how challenging it is to overcome addiction. Simply focusing on your addiction itself doesn’t provide you with the tools needed to lead a long-term sober lifestyle. That is why we offer comprehensive treatment resources that not only focuses on your addiction, but the underlying behaviors, trauma, and experiences that trigger your substance use disorder.

When you combine our treatment with resources such as addiction education, family therapy, and education, nutrition, outdoor recreation, yoga and meditation, art and music therapy, acupuncture, and mental health treatment, our clients are equipped with the skills needed to overcome addiction and achieve enduring sobriety.

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Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” to the right, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” below, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” below, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.