Family Program

At the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, our Family Program is designed to assist patients and their families in becoming more aware of the dynamics operating within their family systems. Patients and their families share their thoughts and feelings with each other in a nonjudgmental fashion. We encourage patients to look at their patterns in dealing with life’s challenges as they relate to relationships. The family program offers an opportunity to better understand how addictions and other disorders impact the people in our lives. Family members are supported in making a decision to transform unhealthy patterns into healthy ones in order to create a stronger and more functional family unit.

The Family Role In Recovery

Families are essential to the recovery process. Our experience shows that when family members work together in support of each another, dysfunctional cycles can be broken and intergenerational patterns can be altered. There is an opportunity to learn ways to engage in both greater relational skills and better self-care. Our goal is to help rebuild crucial support systems for patients. Families can help with this process by:

  • Being Present – listening and offering support
  • Treating their loved ones as whole human beings
  • Accepting mental health issues
  • Believing they can recover
  • Building on their strengths

Family Is Important

The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, provides an intensive, experientially based 45-day treatment program for young adults ages 18 – 26 who are struggling with unresolved emotional trauma, addiction, have a dual diagnosis or who have failed past addiction treatments. Dr. Claudia Black - renowned author, speaker, and trainer who has been working with family systems and addictive disorders since the 1970s - is the clinical architect of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center.

In a safe and nurturing community composed of their peers, young adults are guided on their journey of recovery by examining the underlying causes of addiction and co-occurring disorders. The goal is for these individuals to gain the courage to face difficult issues, including grief and loss; heal from emotional trauma; and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery. Visit us here or feel free to phone us at 855-333-6075.

Our staff have an expert understanding in both in-network and out-of-network benefits:


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Intensive Family Program • Innovative Experiential Therapy • 12-Step Program Focus

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