Mom meeting with her young child and husband in the Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center lobby

Family Wellness

Family wellness in addiction treatment helps you and your loved ones address how addiction has impacted your lives, allowing everyone to begin a parallel healing process. Through Mountainside Treatment Center’s Family Wellness services, you work on building or rebuilding trust, improving communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care to foster healthy family dynamics that strengthen addiction recovery.

NEW! Family Wellness Workshops

Family Wellness in Addiction Treatment

Services for Individuals Struggling with Addiction

Having a solid support network provides you with the care and assistance you need to overcome challenges that may arise during and after treatment. Family is an essential component. At Mountainside, we understand that drug and alcohol abuse can shatter family relationships, and so, our Family Wellness Services help you recognize and address the impact that your addiction has had on those around you so that you can begin to rebuild strained bonds and receive the support you need to succeed.

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Individual Family Counseling

One-on-one session to help you understand and analyze your current family dynamics, discusses the negative impact that damaged relationships can have on your progress and explore the best ways to repair them.

A mother and son meeting with an addiction treatment professional at Mountainside Treatment Center

Family Counseling

Joint family therapy session to open the lines of communication between you and your loved ones, allowing you and your family to devise a plan together for a healthier relationship moving forward.

4 young adults in peer support group for addiction treatment at Mountainside Treatment Center

Family Dynamics Group

Discussion of how your addiction has impacted your family, how your family has impacted you and your addiction, as well as the role your family members and friends play in your treatment and recovery.

Services for Family & Loved Ones


Learning that your loved one is struggling with addiction is difficult. It can fill you with guilt, anger, and resentment. It can make you feel lost and alone with nowhere to turn. Mountainside’s Family Wellness Services are designed to provide help for families just like yours. With the guidance and support from our team of experts, you will learn how to best support your loved one’s recovery while relearning how to take care of your own needs.

Mother and Son Meeting with Therapist in Counseling Room in Mountainside Treatment Center

Family Wellness Orientation

Virtual 90-minute overview to help you better understand the disease of addiction, substance abuse treatment, and what your loved one is going through.

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Friends and Family Support Group

Family support group designed to address the impact your loved one’s addiction has had on your life and help you find the path to a happier, healthier you.

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Spouse and Partner Support Group

Watching your partner struggle with addiction can be painful, but as they heal and start to navigate their journey to recovery, it is important that you begin to do so as well.

Mother and son meeting with a female clinician for family therapy at Mountainside Treatment Center

Family Recovery Coaching

Regardless of where your loved one is in their recovery journey, it is important for you to acknowledge and address the impact your loved one’s addiction has had on your life. Through our Family Recovery Coaching program, you will relearn how to prioritize your own well-being and gain the tools and resources needed to make lasting change.
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Virtual Family Wellness Workshops

Mountainside is offering a free bi-monthly workshop for families to help further your understanding of addiction. With topics ranging from “Neurobiology of Addiction” to “Healing Relationships”, you will be able to find the resources you need while connecting with others going through similar experiences.
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Family Recovery Resources

Watching your loved one ⎼ parent, spouse, son, daughter, friend ⎼ struggle with drugs or alcohol can take a tremendous toll on your well-being. Whether they are in addiction treatment or not, it is important that you take care of yourself. Attending family support group meetings can help you gain a new perspective on addiction, provide you with guidance from others who are going through similar experiences, and empower you to regain your life and effectively contribute to your loved one’s success.

We recommend reaching out to these organizations for additional recovery support:

  • Al-Anon – If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism
  • Nar-Anon – If your loved one is struggling with drugs
  • PAL – If your son or daughter is addicted to drugs or alcohol
  • ACA – If your father or mother is struggling with addiction
  • CoDA – If you are in a codependent relationship

For helpful articles on how addiction impacts the family, tips for self-care, and what you can do to help your addicted loved one, visit our blog.

Meet Our Family Wellness Team

Family therapists and addiction counselors focus on rebuilding family and interpersonal relationships as a cornerstone of long-term recovery.


We work with most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross BlueShield, Beacon Health Plans, Cigna, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, GEHA, Meritain Health, ValueOptions, and many others. To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, you can verify your insurance benefits by clicking the button below.