Recovered rehab client having a happy picnic by the beach with his family.


Repairing Familiar Ties

Our Family Program seeks to rebuild and strengthen the ties that may have been strained, or even broken, during your battle with your substance use disorder. We do this through honest discussion and interaction, where you have opportunities to speak as well as to listen.

Family participation is essential to achieving a desired outcome. Despite estrangements that may have been prompted by addictive behavior, that inherent family love and concern is fundamental to identifying the deep-seated roots of your substance use or co-occurring disorder. This is where the emotional release from long-standing issues can lead to real progress in healing and, ultimately, thriving again.

Strength Through Communication

Because good communication is so vital to overcoming your addictions, we believe that the family setting provides the perfect forum as an ideal starting point, once you have completed detox. It’s not unusual for family members and other close loved ones to at first feel everything from distrust and anger, to guilt, fear – even a sense of helplessness. After all, this is a very challenging time for everyone. By encouraging sincere, honest discussion, we can keep those feelings from simmering and begin that transition to more positive emotions.

The main intent is to open a good line of communication between you and your family of choice. Our clinical team relies on its years of training to ensure that discussions are straightforward and real, yet always civil. It is during these revealing moments that many of our clients begin to realize not only what has been lost, but how much more there is to gain. The powerful insights developed from these sessions form the basis for relevant, effective recovery strategies.

Family therapy session at The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center.

A Clinically Proven Plan

The Family Program is a structured treatment model that includes regularly scheduled sessions. But we reserve the flexibility to bring family together whenever there is benefit or need for honest dialogue among family members. Because we offer highly individualized treatment, we can more readily discern when such sessions are crucial.

At The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center, family therapy is supported by our team of leading addictionologists and psychiatrists, therapists and licensed addiction specialists. This enables us to closely observe family dynamics and adjust the program to fit your specific needs and circumstances. Every family session is geared to heal emotional wounds, address differences, clarify misconceptions and enhance understanding. We always encourage family members to see substance use as the disease that it is. Through this consensus, all parties are able to work more effectively toward re-establishing the love and trust that has been compromised.

Rehab client and daughter having a happy reunion after rehab at The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center

By treating the mind, body and spirit through evidence-based treatment offered through our Integrated Care Alliance, we can heal the whole person. Your family, in whatever form, plays a very critical role in our recovery plan for you. So we ask you to open your mind, open your heart and open a new chapter in your exciting life of unbounded promise and rediscovery.