Family Counselling for Addiction Recovery


Private Family Counselling

The Family Counselling For Addiction Recovery Program Is A Proactive Way Forward

Your loved has just entered an addiction treatment center or an outpatient rehab program and you want to know how to support their recovery. Our family counselling for addiction recovery program was created to heal the emotional destruction caused by addiction. A complete rehab counselling process which is a private service tailored specifically to your family’s challenges. Whether you are a spouse, a parent, or a sibling of someone addicted to alcohol or drugs this program will strengthen family bonds and connections.  Family therapy is often not addressed during an addiction rehab program.  We believe that this type of support is critical as the loved one tries to increase their social support system.  It has been our experience that most addicted individuals are yearning for that family love and support, but lack the tools to implement new communication methods.  In addition this rehab counselling program will provide insights into the nature of the addiction. Family members will learn about how they can help to stabilize their loved one’s recovery once they return home. Addiction leaves lingering emotional damage and this damage weakens relationships. Trusting, strong, loving and caring relationships help support addiction recovery. This type of connection or lack of connection does have an effect on relapse rates.

When someone is addicted to alcohol or drugs, the rest of the family can find themselves at a loss for effective ways to help and be of support. In an effort to help, some family members can inadvertently be reinforcing  the addicted person’s destructive patterns. We are not here to blame or point fingers, but these type of ineffective strategies must be addressed and adjusted. If this type of pattern continues once your loved one has completed an addiction treatment program it could increase the chances of a relapse. Your loved one has made positive steps to address their addiction.

Family Counselling for Addiction Recovery Can Help with The Emotional Rollercoaster

They have started changing their thoughts and behaviors in an effort to expand their addiction recovery program. This is a very emotional and difficult process to go through. Your loved one is taking on the responsibility for changing their behavior. Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease”, so it would only stand to reason that family members take responsibility for making changes as well. Again this isn’t to lay blame for addiction on family members. Relationships can often be difficult to balance, especially when addiction is involved. If one side of the relationship is making changes and the other side is staying, an imbalance is created. The good news is that once family members learn and develop more functional relationship building techniques an effective rehab counselling program, and implement these strategies they don’t want to go back to the way things were.

Our approach is based on a CRAFT Model (Community Reinforcement and Family Training). This is a proven psychologically based curriculum designed to repair tension and rebuild relationships. You’ll learn about how addiction has affected the family. With a functional guideline to follow you’ll be able to set healthy boundaries, communicate more effectively, move towards forgiveness, and start rebuilding trust.  This proven recovery plan will benefit all parties involved, increasing emotional and social support systems.  Our certified addiction specialists strive to create healing for all effected by drug addiction.

Living with addiction has created difficulties for everyone. However, now there is an opportunity for the family to come together and make a real difference in the addicted person’s recovery. Your family’s relationship to the addicted person has deep bonds and connections. These family bonds and connections which have been damaged by addiction can be repaired and utilized to help support their recovery.

In the convenience of your home, via Zoom or in our office the family counsellor will help you begin the process of healing and re-establishing your family’s balance. You will be given help to understand the complex nature of addiction and all of the ways it manifests itself in denial, in simple easy to understand terms. With this information the family will then begin a process of exploring personal relationships to seek out specific areas of concern. Once identified, these concern are addressed with evidence-based problem solving techniques. When your private family program sessions are completed you will have a new understanding and outlook on how to be an effective support system for your addicted loved one, and your entire family will be moving towards stability and balance.

 The opposite of alcohol and drug addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.

We'll come to you

Wherever your family is located, our private family program counsellor can come to you.

Custom Program

Our private family program uses evidence-based approaches that work, so you will see results.

Financial Impact

Addiction puts a huge drain on family finances. A resent study shows every $1 spent on treatment saves a family $12 on addiction related expenses.

Addiction Specialist

Interventionist-Jeffery Norell - family counselling, drug Interventionist, Addiction Treatment Specialist, C.C.A.C.
Jeffery Norell

As a man who has overcome his own demons Jeffery Norell has dedicated his life to helping others. The Founder & CEO of Pacific Interventions puts everything he has towards delivering results for your family. A modern-day addiction specialist, Jeffery integrates the best evidence-based addiction treatment practices. Drawing on his lengthy counselling career and personal experience he will offer you the best insight and guidance possible.

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The Basics

Our entire course is based around the premise that by coming together, your family will not only be positioned to help your afflicted loved one, but they themselves will be able to lead happier more peaceful lives. Addiction is a family disease. Therefore, it takes the entire family to heal. Is it going to be easy? No. Is it going to be worth it? Yes.

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Benefits Of Our Private Family Program
  • Professional Guidance & Direction
  • Phone & Video Support
  • Convenient in Home Services
  • Thorough Understanding of Addiction
  • Communication Strategies
  • Closer Relationships
  • Stability & Safety
  • Healthy Lifestyle Balance for Everyone
  • Established healthy Boundaries
  • Ability to Identify & Resolve Conflict
  • Complete Rehab Counselling Services for all Members
  • Reunited Family

How does family counselling work?

Family counselling is similiar to couples counselling.  First the counsellor will meet with the individual and the family separately and then bring the family and individual together.  This type of counselling is to allow a safe space for all parties to share their feelings.  The purpose is to create new understandings and ways to communicate which will improve the overall relationships.  Pacific Interventions is a big advocate for this type of therapy.  We believe that helping the entire familly and loved ones, and seeing the new dynamics develop is rewarding to us and in line with our purpose as an organization.

Do you offer online counselling?

We do offer online counselling via skype or facetime.  Alternatively, we are able to come to you as well.

Who can take the family program?

Our Family Program is open to anyone that wants to benefit from the learning and counselling.  We have had every sort of person that is connected to the addicted individual attend our program and counselling.  Through our evidence based practice we have seen the changes in dynamics and the new freedom and happiness they deserve and enjoy.

Nothing we had done up until this program had worked, I think we needed someone that would cut to the chase, explain our predicament, and rally everyone behind our common cause. Jeff listened to us, but he was willing to tell us the truth, regardless of how hard it was to hear. Finally, our family can work together because we understand that we can be part of the solution.

G. Sanchez

Created to utilize the often-overlooked capacity of family’s to positively impact a loved one’s addiction recovery. The private family counselling for addiction recovery program goes beneath the surface to find those difficulties in family relationship that need to be resolved. This rehab counselling will support everyone’s well-being. Addiction creates complicated problems which leads to conflict and division. Our family counselling program will help you to create healthy, strong and connected relationships.


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