At Open Out, we recognize that it is common for people in the LGBT community to have many issues regarding family. Our goal is to help mend those relationships by involving family in the therapy process.
Why include family in treatment?
- Family members can provide insight into a patient’s history that can be extremely important in tackling core issues.
- When relationships start to mend and stabilize, past conflict with family members can be addressed and resolved.
- The client and their families can start examining in the textbook roles that they played, commonly found in families affected by addiction.
- Family support often plays a vital role in the client’s aftercare and transition into life by providing encouragement and material support.
- Family members often play a big role in the client’s continued addiction by displaying enabling tendencies. We help them redirect their support for the client by offering healthy alternatives.
Learn About Our Admission Process.
1. Contact Us
2. Take Free Assessment
3. Pay For Treatment
How We Include the Family in LGBT Addiction Treatment
Client Check-In Call
To let their family know that they arrived safely to treatment, clients are encouraged to make a safe call to put their minds at ease.
The client’s assigned therapist will typically call the family within 48 hours to give them information about our treatment process and their loved one’s level of treatment.
Client Medical Info
Any information about the client’s history and personality, including medical, family, and educational history, are encouraged. This helps the therapist create a treatment plan that is more specific to their loved one’s needs.
Family Addiction Help
Families are given information and resources on local support groups such as Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, Alateen, and others, and are highly encouraged to get involved in these organizations. This helps them to understand the disease of addiction learn how the disease affects families.
Therapists encourage each family member to write an impact letter to their loved one explaining how their addiction has personally affected them.
Family Video Call
Our therapists like to include family members in therapy sessions. If they are unavailable to attend in person, phone calls or video conferences are offered.
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