Skip to content


Family Therapy Program

Addiction is a family disease. The wreckage that an addict causes often leaves a family traumatized and resentful. As part of our family therapy program at Victory Bay, we strongly recommend family members educate themselves about the disease of addiction and learn how best to provide for their loved ones.
A great way to help a loved one recover from their addiction is by showing your support. Victory Bay offers a variety of family programs and scheduled events so family members can be involved in their loved one’s recovery process and support them from start to finish.
These events help clients know they are loved and supported through their recovery journey. Also, they provide a great way for the whole family to stay close during this difficult time.
Some topics Victory Bay helps to explain include:

  • What is addiction?
  • How is addiction treated?
  • What is a relapse?
  • How can I help an addict?
  • What should I do in case of emergencies?

Family Therapy Program

A family therapy program can also be a beneficial way to bring families closer together and get more involved during recovery. Family therapy is especially helpful in dealing with feelings loved ones may have about addiction.
It can also help resolve any underlying issues between clients and their family members that may be a contributing factor in their addiction.
This therapy can include techniques such as:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectic behavioral therapy
  • Talk therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • It is important to establish good communication with family members to help clients work through recovery.

Family Support Meetings

Al-Anon is a support group composed of people who share their experience, strength and hope with one another pertaining to a loved one who is suffering from alcoholism.

This group is an anonymous 12-step program that helps families to overcome grief and learn not to enable their loved one who is suffering from the disease of alcoholism.

  • Alanon National site:
  • Alanon National phone: 888-425-2666
family therapy program 05

Why Are Support Groups Important?

The most important reason why support groups are important is that every member of the family is affected by substance abuse differently. Teenagers may handle it differently than adults. Likewise, a spouse may be affected differently by addiction than a parent.


Each type of addiction presents its own set of challenges. Many times family members are not equipped to handle the fallout from addiction. Eventually, someone in the family will take drastic measures to deal with the problem.


A support group can offer encouragement and answers and help reveal pain and other emotions that are going on inside the family member. A support group can also provide an avenue for someone to share their feelings or get support if they feel like they cannot get it from somewhere else.


A family can create a pattern of codependency with the addicted person, either collectively or individually. These patterns can be as destructive as addiction.
Even worse, these patterns can be difficult to detect because the members may not even realize they are creating them.


A support group can help family members discover these patterns because they can identify with other people in the group who have done the same thing.

family therapy program 03 1

Family Events at Victory Bay

We often have social events at our facility for families to enjoy time together. These family events let clients bond with family members through normal everyday activities such as barbeques, game nights, and more. This allows clients to be with their families in normal, fun settings while still being in recovery.


Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

Our Eating Disorder Programs provides flexibility so you or your loved one can attend treatment while still working full-time, attending school, and meeting family and personal obligations. We support not only our clients but also their loved ones – family and friends – in the recovery process. Learn More

Group Therapy

Group therapy is the process of meeting with a trained professional and at least two other clients in a safe and nurturing space. Group therapy can take place in a therapist’s office or in a group room and sessions can vary depending on the group material and topic. Learn More

Individual Therapy

We use a combination of advanced psychological methods and personal interaction to address your disorder or behaviors. We can help you overcome your problems in a way that is beneficial for you and those around you. Learn More

12-Step Program

At Victory Bay, we promote an extended care program because the longer a person stays engaged in treatment, the better their chances of achieving and maintaining recovery. Our exceptional care program not only continues our clients' therapeutic work but also teaches them to adjust to the daily aspects of living a sober life in the real world. Learn More

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment, also known as MAT, uses specific prescription medications—to help our clients sustain their recovery. It works by reducing cravings, blocking the effects of opioids, or normalizing brain chemistry. When used during addiction treatment, MAT combined with counseling, behavioral therapy, and 12 steps modality helps individuals sustain long-term recovery. Learn More

Family Therapy

Addiction is a family disease. The wreckage that an addict causes often leaves a family traumatized and resentful. As part of our family therapy program at Victory Bay, we strongly recommend family members educate themselves about the disease of addiction and learn how best to provide for their loved one. Learn More

Life Skills Training

Addiction affects the entire person, so it is important to treat the individual in every way that the addiction harmed their life. Through options like life skills training and vocational rehabilitation, clients can get their lives back on track. Learn More

EMDR Therapy

PTSD symptoms can be treated with EMDR therapy, which is an evidence-based psychotherapy treatment that can significantly reduce the severity of your symptoms. Victory Bay utilizes EMDR therapy because it doesn't require the use of medication, has few side effects, and is highly effective. Learn More

Recover-Safe Program

We are dedicated to delivering the best care in the safest environment for our clients during a time when they feel the most vulnerable. Our commitment to providing a safe and secure experience allows our patients to focus on healing and achieving a life of sustainable recovery. Learn More

Dual Diagnosis

We recognize that our clients may have varying behavioral, emotional, and mental health concerns in addition to their challenges with substance use. Our dual diagnosis program takes a holistic approach to care and uniformly assesses for co-occurring disorders and risk factors. Learn More

Older Adults Treatment System

As an older adult, the added pressures of work, family, friendships, and bills can become overwhelming. Victory Bay offers an Older Adults Treatment System (O.A.T.S). It’s a treatment track exclusively for adults ages 27 and up. Learn More

If your loved one is suffering from addiction, it is important to get them the help they need. During the recovery process, they will need the love and support of their friends and family. Victory Bay makes it easy to spend time with your loved one while also learning how to better support them during this difficult time.


We offer life-changing addiction treatment programs. Our accredited rehab center is equipped to provide compassionate care and support for those looking to overcome addiction once and for all.