To those struggling with addicted loved ones,

We see you. We see the way you show up every time. We see you put your needs on hold. We see the long hours you spend wishing you could do more.

Your immense capacity for unwavering love and support has a greater impact than you know. But when your loved one struggling with addiction is ready to take the first step toward recovery, you don’t have to take that step alone.

Many years ago, I was the loved one who was struggling. At that moment, I couldn’t appreciate the support I was surrounded by, but now, I see just how much I needed it to embark on my recovery journey. More importantly, I can see the impact that my addiction had on my family. I thought that having a substance use disorder was hard, but now I realize that loving someone with a substance use disorder is harder. I would not have made it without my mother, and that is why I now believe that addiction is a family disease. That is what The Blanchard Institute is built upon: the idea that to truly heal, we must treat not just the individual, but the entire support system. Many think that The Blanchard Institute is named after me, but the truth is that it is named after my family. They are the heroes. They saved me. Once you are a part of the Blanchard family, you will always be a part of the Blanchard family. Through ongoing support groups, peer mentorship programs, and a network of support, recovery is possible.

The Blanchard Institute values community and connection– we are there every step of the way. From an initial assessment and a personalized recovery plan to 24/7 access and support for the whole family, we make sure you can trust the path to treatment and healing.

In case no one has told you lately, thank you for everything you do for the people you love. We are here to remind you that addiction is not hopeless– with the right resources and support, recovery is closer than you think.

Sincerely, Ward Blanchard