Rosecrance is a Resource for Adults and Their Families

Substance abuse can make life difficult for everyone involved, including patients’ families and loved ones. When an adult member of your family has an addiction, you’ll need to understand the situation in depth to cope successfully.

Rosecrance can support you and your family members. We’ll help you take an active role in the recovery process. Our services include counseling, support, education, and information.

Family Visits

You and other family members are encouraged to join the family education program on either or both session day(s). You’ll be able to have lunch with the family member. If you don’t join the family program, regular visiting hours are from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Women’s visiting hours are on Saturday. Families with female patients who come to the Saturday session can visit from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Men’s visiting hours are on Sunday. Families with male patients who come to the education program on Sunday can visit from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Individual Family Sessions

Family sessions are scheduled individually for each patient. The patient, his or her counselor and others of the patient’s choosing can take part. The Family Program Coordinator also conducts sessions with families by appointment.

Family Education Weekend

The family weekend is a multi-session program that can help educate the entire family about addiction. The recovery process is also explained in detail. Sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the disease of addiction
  • How a person is diagnosed as substance dependent
  • Addiction’s effects on the body and brain
  • Effects of addiction on the family
  • Enabling vs. caring
  • The difference between a caretaker and a caregiver
  • What recovery looks like
  • Steps to recovery
  • How to prevent a relapse
  • Importance of personal recovery
  • Resources for the family

For more information on the family education weekend and area hotel and lodging information, click here. (PDF)

Frequently asked questions about family involvemen

Q: Should family members take an active role in the recovery process?

A: We strongly encourage family members to take part. Studies show that when family members and loved ones get involved in treatment, patients and families do better.

Q: Is there a fee for family services?

A: Family services do not add any cost. If you have lunch with your family member during the weekend educational sessions, we will ask for a $5.00 donation toward lunch costs.

Q: Who should take part in family services?

A: All family members and loved ones should support the patient’s recovery if possible. We also encourage children 10 years of age or older to take part.

Q: Can a relapse be prevented?

A: Rosecrance is here to help you support your loved one’s recovery at every stage.