Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gateway Offers Long Distance Support for Loved Ones in Recovery

When the best treatment for a person's substance abuse or drug addiction isn't close to home, it makes it difficult for family members to participate in the treatment of a loved one.

Recognizing family involvement is an integral aspect that provides both immediate and long-term benefits to individuals in recovery, Gateway Foundation Lake Villa has added a valuable feature to its Family Program to assist families that live at a distance through online Family Video Counseling.

How Does Family Video Counseling Work?

An experienced Family Therapist or Counselor facilitates individual family sessions via video teleconference to address concerns related to substance abuse in an open and respectful manner. We use a secure video conferencing software application that is fully compliant with federal health regulations to ensure privacy.
Video family counseling is available to families with loved ones in Residential Treatment.

What Families Will Gain

Improved communication skills
Coping skills
An understanding of how to support a chemically dependent individual
Insight into what to expect in recovery
Family Video Counseling is currently available at the Lake Villa Treatment Center and will be available for families at our Carbondale Treatment Center in March 2013.

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