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The Role of Families

Families play a crucial role in adolescent treatment. The family system can be our strongest source of positive identity, healthy boundaries and expectations, and resources. Families can also be sources of deep dysfunction and pain. At Muir Wood, we believe that family involvement is essential for success in treatment.

Adults who experience substance use and mental health conditions may live independently or can exercise control over their home environment after completing treatment. Teens most often return home to live with their families after treatment. Helping parents and family members understand how to support their loved one’s recovery and create a safe, supportive home environment can improve outcomes.

Muir Wood offers a comprehensive family program that addresses the role of families and how they can continue helping their teens at home.