Family Program – Reconnecting with Loved Ones

Lasting recovery for our residents often depends on how involved their loved ones are. We invite each resident and their families to participate in our Family Program – a three and a half day, experiential program that is designed to reconnect residents with their families and begin the healing process for the entire family.

Clinical Director Shara Turner outlines the process of our Family Program further and breaks down the 3 and a half day process of initial treatment for those in recovery.

We developed our family program to provide an opportunity for residents and their families to gain insight into their family dynamics. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that supports honest and effective communication about each person’s hopes, fears, and pain. Through this program, we prioritize each resident’s reintroduction to their family. We want to ensure that each person leaves treatment and returns to a safe, understanding environment that supports their recovery.

Shara Turner, breaks down our Family Program, highlighting our 3 stage approach to trauma and the role it plays in reintroducing those in recovery back into a safe and understanding family environment.

At Sabino Recovery, we talk to our residents about addiction being a family disease. This does not mean that the illness is anyone’s fault, it means that it’s all part of a family’s dynamic. True healing begins with healing the family system. We support each member of the family without bias.

Our family program is both educational and psychodynamic. It is designed to support each family member and provide a structure for them to convey their thoughts and feelings with each other in an honest and non-judgmental way. The Sabino Recovery Family Program includes education about family systems and actionable techniques that families can use to communicate more effectively. Sabino Recovery’s Family Therapist integrates this information into the work they do with each resident.

We encourage discovery and compassion so that no one assigns blame. The goal of the family program is for each person to listen and gain understanding of each other through safely guided exercises. In our experience, we’ve seen that family members who are willing to meet each other with compassion and forgiveness are able to make breakthroughs in communication and relationship patterns that have become ingrained in the family dynamic.

Shara Turner, Clinical Director at Sabino Recovery, highlights the role of the family therapist in the treatment process and how they interact with those in treatment.

How to Help

Alcoholism, addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD can be isolating for the people suffering from them and confusing for the people who love them and want to help but don’t know how. These knots of thoughts and emotions are difficult to untangle. It can be difficult to know where to start and what to do.

A website can only communicate so much. If you are worried about your loved one and want to know more about how Sabino Recovery can help, please call and speak with one of our Intake Advisors. It’s just good to know that there is hope and that help is available.

Shara discusses the family’s role in the treatment process and how crucial the education of family members is in successfully reintroducing those in recovery back into the family.

Family Resources

Here you can find a link to a PDF that outlines our recovery process, provides useful information for the families of those in our treatment and additional resources, such as a list of books and sites all with useful information about the process of recovery.

To gain access to this PDF please follow this link: Family Resource Guide

Partner Hotels

To find out more about our partner hotels, click the link: Partner Hotels


If you are looking for transportation from the Tucson Airport to Sabino Recovery or your hotel, we highly recommend you consider our contracted transportation company: LeChic Transportation
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They will be happy to honor a discount if you let them know you are a family member of a Sabino Recovery resident.