Overcoming Addiction with Family Support

Family members play an important role in helping loved ones overcome addiction. Joseph House recently received a $75,000 grant from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to equip our clients’ families with the tools they need to support healthy and sober lives.

“Family involvement is such a critical component in addiction recovery,” said Joseph House Executive Director Alicia Patterson. “With DAV’s support, we will strengthen our processes and equip our veteran families with tools and resources that allow them to be supportive and helpful on the journey.”

The gift will help fund Motivational Interviewing training for our team – a counseling method that is designed to strengthen motivation and commitment to a particular goal – as well as inhibit occurrences where family members negatively affect the client’s recovery.

We will enhance our processes to identify supportive family members during intake, as well as incorporate family-focused goals in treatment planning. Our team will screen identified participants and conduct Motivational Interviewing sessions for any family members who are hesitant.

In addition, we will offer a four-week family education program that will include information on communication, conflict, parenting and family connectedness.

To learn more about our Veteran Family Engagement and Education Initiative, please contact Brian Owens at (513) 241-2965 ext. 126 or [email protected].