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Family Therapy Programs in Massachusetts


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Addiction and mental health issues can create difficulties in families and relationships as a whole. Often, family members don’t understand why a person doesn’t stop using a substance and are hurt by it. A person with substance use disorder may not value their family well or meet the promises they make. That’s where family therapy comes into place. In substance use disorder therapy programs, the goal is to minimize the risk of relapse. Often, family is a big part of that process. Paramount Recovery Centers in Southborough, MA works with you to ensure you can overcome any limitations present.

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Family support is a big part of the drug and alcohol substance use disorder treatment process. It’s clear that, for men and women with substance use disorder, the family can help or worsen the battle. It all depends on how well people within the family communicate. In family therapy, the goal is to help people work through those challenges in a constructive, safe manner. This can create many benefits, including:

  • Developing a strong support system in recovery
  • Enabling family to know what to do when a person is at risk for relapse
  • Overcoming misunderstandings and heartache even if it’s lasted for a long time
  • Empowering family members to properly support loved ones without enabling 
  • Giving a person the ability to walk away when they cannot accept the change or needs of a person with addiction

It’s possible that some relationships will not improve. That’s okay as long as everyone in the relationship understands that you cannot include that person in your life as you work on substance use disorder recovery.


It is common for people with substance use disorder to believe family counseling will be about blaming them for everything that’s happened to the family. While there is some discussion of what’s occurred, blame isn’t present or encouraged. Rather, the focus of these programs is to create new communications and strategies for the future instead. It’s a process of moving beyond forgiveness and past pain into a new future with clearly defined boundaries and responsibilities for each person.


Family therapy for substance use disorder is valuable to most people because without it a person is at a higher risk of relapsing. Families can pay close attention to a person with substance dependence to know when their stress level is high. They can help to minimize the exposure to triggers and support a person when they are feeling uneasy about life. They can also be there when a person is craving alcohol or drugs and needs someone to stop them.

With family support like this, a person can feel empowered. The family learns a great deal about addiction and why it is a disease that’s so hard to overcome. That can help family members feel like they are doing their part to help in the recovery process.


At Paramount Recovery Centers in Southborough, MA, we offer a wide range of tools to support your best outcome. A part of that is family therapy. This, along with an individualized substance use disorder treatment plan with other therapies, can give you the best chance at long-term recovery.

Some of the other therapies we offer include:

  • Mindfulness stress reduction
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Evidence-based therapy
  • Motivational interviewing therapy

Learn more about our intensive outpatient day treatment program in MA or family program today by calling 833.772.7287 or completing our online contact form.

PHP Treatment in MA

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is similar to our intensive outpatient program. However, individuals in a PHP are medically monitored during their visits. Our partial hospitalization program in MA provides a robust substance use disorder treatment schedule while allowing individuals to return home in the evenings. At Paramount Recovery Centers in Southborough, MA, our substance abuse therapists will evaluate your needs for recovery and create an individualized custom treatment plan.

IOP Treatment in MA

Also known as intensive outpatient treatment, our IOP day treatment program in MA allows guests to attend therapy and process group sessions during the day while giving them the freedom to return home in the evenings. The main advantage of our IOP in Massachusetts is that clients can maintain their work, school, or family schedules while taking control of their recovery from substance use disorder. Our Paramount Recovery Centers team will work with your family to determine if our intensive outpatient program in MA is right for you.


12-Step Program

At Paramount Recovery Centers in Southborough, MA each of our 12-step-informed programs offers the skills and strategies that have proven to be the most effective for helping people have a lasting recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism. Completing the 12 steps allows chemically dependent individuals to control cravings long enough to overcome the denial and guilt that have been holding them hostage.


Men's Rehab Program

A men’s rehab program for drugs and alcohol may provide a clear avenue to help make that possible. Entering into one of the substance use disorder treatment programs for Men shows you care about your life, health, and friends. It’s one of the addiction treatment programs we offer at Paramount Recovery Centers in Southborough, MA.

Women's Rehab Program

For a Women's rehab program to be effective, a person has to open up and feel comfortable. That’s why many people benefit from a gender-specific program. In a women’s rehab program for substance use disorder, it is possible to gain insight, support, and compassion to facilitate healing and substance abuse recovery. 


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