California Highlands

Information for Family Members

Do you have a son, daughter, parent, sibling, or other close loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol? We find that more than half of the people who call us are calling about their loved one. You are certainly not alone.

Families who have a loved one that is abusing drugs or alcohol live in uncertainty and fear. They fear that their loved one will hurt themselves or others, that they will lose their job, their home, or their good reputation. These fears are natural and common. We want to help alleviate these negative feelings and help set your family on a positive path forward.

We can help. California Highlands will provide you and your loved one with a personal rehab program, and we will help you through the entire recovery process. Contact us at (855) 336-9725 to learn about our personalized treatment programs.


Fear Keeps Families from Getting Help

Fear makes families doubt their instincts when it comes to dealing with an addiction. Even though it is difficult to watch a loved one self-destruct, people are even more afraid of letting the secret out — admitting there is a problem and seeking help. Other families are afraid to approach their loved one; suffering addicts are manipulative and self-centered and the family is usually downright tired or plain scared of what the person will do or say. Still others do not understand the process of rehab itself and are willing to allow the addiction to carry on rather than speak up.

This is a scary time for your family, and our staff at California Highlands is here to calm your fears. We know that the best way for you as the family to feel comfortable with the treatment process is to walk you through it, tell you exactly what to expect, and help you become involved in your loved one’s healing. We are happy you have taken the first step toward getting your loved one into treatment, and we would be honored if you would trust us to help you and your addicted family members get through this ordeal.

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Fear makes families doubt their instincts when it comes to dealing with an addiction.


Intervention Services for Families

Intervention Services for Families

If your loved one has resisted before or you are simply unsure of how to approach the situation, we can help. Our intervention services will equip you with the tools you need to talk effectively with your loved one, get them to see their need for help, and enroll them in treatment.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Individualized Treatment Plans

There are several stages to recovery. The first step we will take with you and your loved one once they are in our facility is to assess their needs. What makes our program unique is we create a treatment plan specifically for the individual and their needs and goals. With the help of you, the family, and your loved one’s input, we will design a treatment plan that will help your family members get back to the life they want to live.


What are the Steps of Recovery?

What to Expect from Rehab

When you enroll your loved one in our program, you can expect them to take part in therapy sessions where they will develop the skills they need to function in society without their substance. You can also expect your loved one to learn how to manage stress, rebuild relationships, and develop healthy practices for living. You can expect a gradual, positive change in their behavior, attitude, and overall health. Check out our daily schedule here.

We make use of a variety of treatment methods at California Highlands, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. We use every available resource and proven techniques to help clients get to the heart of their addiction and to facilitate complete healing. Part of your loved one’s healing will involve rebuilding broken relationships. You have likely been hurt by your family members. Their lies, deceptions, and angry words have strained your relationship. Forgiving them might be a struggle. We will help your loved one work through their issues, refocus their thoughts, and modify their behaviors so that they can live without using their substance and help rebuild trust and relationships.

What to Expect from Rehab

Therapies Used at California Highlands:


Family is Important to Recovery

At California Highlands, we encourage family members participation in recovery. If they wish, families can join in weekly therapy sessions with their loved one, either in person or through phone or live video chat. These sessions allow us to help you and your loved one communicate more effectively, clear up any past conflict, and prepare you for when your family member comes home again. We always work to keep you informed about things you can do to help your loved one in recovery. If you have any concerns along the way, please contact us and we will answer all your questions.

Is my loved one addicted?

Do you ask yourself this question over and over? Are you afraid to know the answer? Families often struggle with knowing when to speak up when a loved one is using drugs or alcohol. If you are concerned your loved one has an addiction problem, chances are they already do. But the good news is there is help. Treatment for addiction is very effective, and California Highlands offers the highest quality rehab for families just like yours.

  • Has their performance at school, work, or home declined in recent months?
  • Have they experienced deterioration in personal relationships?
  • Do they experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop using their substance?
  • Have they experienced unexplained financial problems?
  • Have they been in trouble with the law recently?
  • Do they have an increased need for privacy?
  • Do they experience memory loss or black outs?
  • Have they become careless in their personal grooming?
  • Have they lost interest in their favorite activities?
  • Have they experienced sudden changes in eating or sleeping patterns?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, your loved one might be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Consider talking to them about getting treatment. Contact California Highlands at (855) 336-9725 to learn about treatment options. Further reading: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/drug-abuse-and-addiction.htm

Is my loved one addicted?

Treatment for addiction is very effective, and California Highlands offers the highest quality rehab for families just like yours.


How Can I Get My Loved One into Treatment?

Your loved one needs you to stand up and say something to them about their addiction. This is a scary thought, but we are here to help you through this process. You have already taken the first step, which is to look for help. Congratulations! We are here to help you the rest of the way.

If you need help getting your loved one into treatment, contact California Highlands at (855) 336-9725 today. We will help you determine if you need intervention services, and we can also give you advice about talking to your loved one. The important thing is that you stick with this and do what you can to get your loved one to accept the help they so desperately need.

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