Arbor Family Program


  • August 7-10th
  • September 11-14th
  • October 9-12th
  • November 6-9th
  • December 11-14th
Family Program Prices

The Arbor Family Program is designed to address the needs of the family of the alcoholic/drug addict as they navigate the path to sobriety and healthy living. It is not uncommon for there to be a complete breakdown of communication between the suffering addict and their family. Our family program helps bridge this gap and get the entire family moving towards a healthy direction.

The Arbor Family Program is open to the public and an important part of our Continuum of Care. Participants are empowered with knowledge and hope for change. This is done by engaging the family into the treatment process from the beginning and providing support throughout their journey. Our staff offers supportive care through our family program week, telephone calls, individual family sessions, and referrals.

Our Family Program is a combination of educational and therapeutic modalities. It is a three and a half day intensive program offered monthly, and is ideal for family members, partners, and significant others affected by addiction. It is lead and directed by masters-level clinicians, and is an experiential program which includes equine assisted therapy, group interaction, individual sessions and other therapeutic activities.

Our addiction counselors provide education, support, and strategies to aid in realigning and healing the family. Participants participate in lectures and discussions, private counseling opportunities and experiential activities on The Arbor ranch property. Families are exposed to Al-Anon and 12-Step philosophies and programs. Our experience is that family recovery significantly increases the likelihood that your loved one will achieve long-term recovery.

Don’t Miss Our Family Support Group

Our new Family Support Group meets twice a month and is designed to provide ongoing support to families as they, and their affected family member, heal. For more information, click here:

Arbor Family Support Group

The Family Support Group is offered at two locations:

  • Austin – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month

The Importance of Family

Experts in the field of addiction and at The Arbor agree that addiction impacts the entire family and that family participation in the recovery process improves the odds of long term success. The stress of addiction can cause a family to develop unhealthy patterns. There is often an underlying fear that the loved one is not going to recover from the disease addiction even as family members enable the behaviors of addiction. This creates an unbalanced family system because the addicted individual is pulling a disproportionate share of financial and emotional resources.Based on this theoretical view of addiction, as it relates to the family, it is the mission of Arbor Behavioral Healthcare to assist family members and significant others in changing the negative effects generated in their lives due to being emotionally close to and personally involved with someone suffering from addiction.

We will discuss:

  • Why the American Medical Association defines addiction as a disease
  • Relapse and relapse prevention
  • What Al-Anon is and why it is important for you to attend
  • What “working a program” means

The 3 C’s:

  • You didn’t Cause the addiction
  • You can’t Control the addiction/addicted person
  • You can’t Cure the addiction

You will learn how to:

  • Regain your self-respect
  • Establish better boundaries
  • Identify & effectively express emotions
  • Cope with stress
  • Deal with anger and resentment
  • Forgive yourself


It is not necessary to have a loved one in treatment at The Arbor to be able to participate in our three and a half day intensive program. This opportunity is open to anyone in the community who wants a life changing experience that offers hope and healing to families affected by addiction.

Individual rate

$600 per person

Group rate

$1,200 (2-4 people)

for families with a client currently
in treatment at The Arbor only

For more information, please contact

Amy Alden


Family Program Manager

844-413-2690 Email Amy