Addiction is a family disease. As your loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol progressively worsens, you may experience fear, anxiety, anger, guilt, and even abuse. There may be significant turmoil in your life as a result. Family members may think they are protecting and helping their loved one, but sometimes this type of support can enable the addictive behavior to continue. This includes trying to restrict or control alcohol or drug use to control the problem or keeping the addiction a secret to avoid the shame and stigma. These behaviors are known as codependency.

If your spouse, child, significant other, or sibling is struggling, there is no better place than The Blanchard Institute. We are different because we will help them to recover as we simultaneously provide you with resources for healing as well. Call us today so we can work with you to get your loved one the help they need so they can say hello to life again.

For more information on our family addiction & mental illness support program in Charlotte, North Carolina, or to join the program, contact The Blanchard Institute. We’re also a Blue Cross Build Shield Preferred Provider, United Healthcare and many others for your convenience.

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We understand that coping with a loved one’s addiction can be confusing, and you’re desperate to provide the help they need to recover. That’s why we’ve created a program to help families receive the support they need while giving them the information they need to support the individual in treatment. The recovery process takes more than simply promoting sobriety; it takes careful, professional treatment combined with family support.

At The Blanchard Institute, we’ve created a comprehensive program to help foster recovery. Our program includes:

  • Answers & education for the family about the disease of addiction
  • Weekly family contact with the client’s therapist
  • The creation of a family relapse prevention plan to end enabling behaviors
  • Support for family members who have been directly affected by their loved one’s addiction
  • Development of an aftercare plan for the client and family
  • Approved therapeutic visitations in a safe and supportive environment
  • Aftercare support for families after treatment
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Your loved one struggling with addiction shouldn’t have to go through it alone, and neither should you. Family therapy can help the members of your family recover together as a unit. It can help mend relationships and eliminate feelings of resentment, anger, and blame. It provides a safe space for everyone to learn how to adjust and cope as their loved one works towards recovery.

Family members have the opportunity to candidly speak with the client about the effect their addiction has had on them, and the client gets to speak openly as well. At the end of the program, attendees will leave with an aftercare plan in place that will help the client and their family on their road to recovery.

If you have a question about our family systems support program, please feel free to contact us.


An addiction can take a toll on the person affected and an equal toll on their family and loved ones. In order for everyone involved to move forward toward recovery, families should open themselves up to therapy alongside the client. Through mended relationships, honest conversation, disease education, and the creation of recovery plans, families are able to recover and help their loved one do the same.

To learn more about our family systems support in Charlotte and throughout North Carolina, contact The Blanchard Institute today.

We provide our services to those in Charlotte, Asheville, Pineville, Raleigh, Wilmington, and the surrounding areas in North Carolina.

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