Family Involvement at Desert Palms

Recovery together.

DP FamilyAddiction is a family disease. At Desert Palms, we believe that including families and families of choice in our patients’ recovery process is integral to their lifelong success in staying sober. We offer a variety of family programming so you and your loved ones can heal together as a strong, cohesive unit that can lean on each other for support once your journey outside of treatment begins.

Desert Palms Family Therapy

The CRAFT family therapy model aims to strengthen bonds and give family members the tools they need to encourage healthy behaviors in their loved one once they leave treatment. Patients are each assigned a family therapist, in addition to their main treatment therapist. These family therapists work with patients once per week with family-inclusive sessions focusing on issues related to the family system.

Family Education Programs

During Family Weekend, our staff offers education on the biology of addiction and explains the family's role in recovery. Family members and patients spend sessions together and individually to work on core family dynamics throughout the weekend.

Family Contact and Visitation

Patients are allowed to contact family and friends anywhere from four to five times a week, depending on their treatment progress and at the discretion of their primary therapist. Please note that patients in detox will not be allowed family contact until their detox period has ended. Visitation can be arranged with the family therapist.

Want to understand how loved ones can help during treatment? Give us a call.