A Family Disease

Most are not prepared for the trauma and strain that addiction can have on the family. Anger, resentment, distrust, helplessness, instability, financial insecurity, confusion, and division are usually felt by some or all while the addict or alcoholic is untreated. Through our family treatment plan, you and the rest of your family can become educated about the disease of addiction. We designed a therapeutic setting so that you can start to share any strong feelings about living with addiction with other families and, most importantly, your loved ones can begin the process of healing too. When the family is involved in the treatment process, the person suffering from addiction has a better chance of attaining long-term recovery.

Family And Couples Counseling

Jim Weisenberg facilitates all family and couples process groups and is available for individual counseling by appointment. His knowledge, insight and understanding of the family in crisis form the basis of his ability to inform, education and guide the family in the healing process. Additionally, Jim is a member of each individual’s treatment team and as such is able to provide the family dimension to the treatment process.

Family and Couples Group Calendar

Families and other individuals may take part in family groups and individual counseling only when invited by the client’s treatment team and/ or caseworker. Since treatment is different for every client, it is necessary to contact the assigned caseworker to be invited to the groups and individual counseling sessions. If you have any further questions, please call one of our admissions specialists.
Download the current calendar here [link out to calendar blog: TBD]

Signs Of Addiction

    8 classic signs of addiction as affirmed by our experience in treatment:

  • Sudden changes in behavior

  • Moodiness or overly emotional

  • Unusual movements, shakiness

  • Diminished quality of work at school or on the job

  • Increased number of sick days

  • Red eyes, dilated or constricted pupils in regular lighting

  • Sudden or unusual weight loss

  • Paranoid behavior


To Employers

A valued employee who is struggling with substance use can create havoc in the workplace, demoralize coworkers, and have a negative effect on a company’s bottom line. Many employers find themselves in a dilemma: To fire an employee who appears to be addicted may mean the loss of a skilled individual and a long-term investment. However, to expect that same employee to seek help on his or her own may be a futile exercise. Most employers have successfully dealt with this issue by making it their business to get ahead of the program. Call one of our admissions specialists and we will talk to you about some simple steps you can take to get into action.

Leave Of Absence

Addiction and alcoholism are recognized by the State of California as a disability–allowing for the payment of state benefits and a medical leave of absence. Call and discuss with one of our admissions specialists the appropriate level of treatment for your employee: Residential, Outpatient, Transitional Living, or Withdrawal Management. Due to HIPAA regulations, employee personal information and ties to his company will remain confidential. For financial inquiries, visit Enroll Now or Verify Your Benefits.