Any treatment would be incomplete without the inclusion of the families who suffer alongside their addict/alcoholic. Often family members become very ill from the ravaging effects of their loved one’s addiction. Specifically, the excruciating and paralytic condition parents find themselves in can be addressed and families can and do heal while the addict/alcoholic is transitioning. Sustain Recovery is the vehicle through which family members “detach with love,” while being directed to support groups of their own, through which they may begin to speak the “language of recovery,” the same language we are asking their loved ones to speak. Weekly family therapy is mandatory for all families and provided in person or via approved electronic methods by a Masters Level LMFT.

Family Program Schedule (Every Other Saturday)


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Al-Anon (Tustin)
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Parent Support Group or Parent Education
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Multi-Family Process Group
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Visits


Phase 2 or 3 may go out on pass, if approved.

Sustain Recovery changed my life in a way I never considered remotely possible. I arrived in a place where I knew nobody. Sustain Recovery gave me tools so that I never had to be alone again. I learned how to live like an adult and have genuine relationships with other human beings. I gained a sense of self respect, love, and pride from the challenges I was given by staff. I was able to work through the recent loss of my father and I achieved my goal of not taking any psychiatric medication.
I learned that life is an endless balancing act. I have to continually work on myself and my relationships with the people in my life. The staff at Sustain Recovery are all incredibly experienced and spiritual. They were available to me whether I wanted their help or not. Through their efforts and experience, I experienced the inner workings of having an intimate, loving relationship with a loving creator.
Sustain Recovery is “home” for me. I discovered a loving, caring family that helped launch me to a place I would have never dreamed and, if I would have dreamed it, I would never have believed I would be able to accomplish it.

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