The Family Program at Encore Outpatient Services in Arlington, Virginia, consists of a suite of services geared at addressing the needs and identified goals of family members and loved ones that have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by the substance use and associated issues of another person.
Systems adapt to dysfunction to maintain balance and avoid catastrophic failure. We change our behaviors based on what is happening to those around us in order to keep our lives on track. These changes are a natural and normal reaction. As difficulties pile up, our ways of coping become regular patterns. In this way, the substance use and co-occurring issues of one person change the way the entire system behaves, and create roles that are very difficult to alter. Imagine if this type of dynamic has been occurring for many years. Imagine if dysfunction was introduced to the system multiple generations ago.
Family systems are extremely resilient, and with proper support and therapy, families do find happiness and balance that is not predicated on their loved one remaining abstinent from mood-altering substances. Additionally, families that enter their own therapeutic process learn effective ways to manage stress and crisis, and dramatically improve the chances of their loved one achieving long-term recovery from substance use disorders.
Elements of our family program include:
- Multi-family groups
- Skills training/coaching
- Family participation in treatment
- Community support groups
- Referrals to family therapists
Family treatment Encore Outpatient Services operates intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs for substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders in Arlington, Virginia. Encore Outpatient Services employs experienced, licensed psychotherapists and counselors, as well as a psychiatrist, who collaborate to provide each client with highly personalized health services to aid in entering recovery and reducing the symptoms of mental health conditions. We have helped thousands with alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Our Northern Virginia alcohol and drug addiction treatment program emphasizes the importance of thoughtful and attentive case management to help clients navigate the healthcare system and receive the complete range of treatment and services necessary to support recovery and holistic health needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle after treatment. The founders of Encore Outpatient Services were passionate about helping individuals and families and eliminating the stigma that prevents people from seeking care. Our staff of mission-focused and compassionate caregivers ally closely with clients and their loved ones to facilitate lasting change to promote a lifetime of recovery. Clients receiving treatment through Encore’s intensive outpatient and partial-hospitalization programs receive thorough biopsychosocial and nutritional assessments, as well as a psychiatric assessments, if indicated, to determine addiction history and current treatment needs. Our assessments also determine contributing factors, maladaptive behaviors, and underlying health problems that may have contributed to the addiction in the first place. Personalized care plans and aftercare plans are developed to address the issues identified through assessment, and these plans are updated and optimized throughout treatment as new or different symptoms and issues are discovered or arise. Our clinicians deliver therapies geared toward client needs, organize wellness services to support holistic care and coordinate with other specialized care providers when needed to give clients a holistic approach to overall healthcare. The integration of multiple healthcare disciplines and therapeutic modalities is important to treat the interconnected symptoms of addiction and mental health conditions.