Rehab Works!

A Parent’s Guide to Drug Treatment

“The truth, however, is that when an addict loses the battle to addiction, it’s usually not that difficult to identify what went wrong. It follows that being able to recognize and avoid potential pitfalls is the key to treatment success. That’s what this book is about.”

Based on years of “in the trenches” experience of working with teen addicts and their parents, The Rehab Works! family support program  covers all the important areas that lead to treatment success.

Here’s what people are saying about Rehab Works! (the book):

“If your child is struggling with a substance abuse or addiction problem, this information is a must!”

Cherye Callegan, MD

Medical Director

Sundown Ranch, Inc.

Canton, Texas

“I wish we would have had this information after my daughter’s first rehab. It could have prevented a lot of heartache as a result of a bad relapse.”

Jenny W.

Parent of an 18 year-old female in recovery


Rehab Works!


A 12-week program for parents of substance abuse treatment clients (teens or young adults)

Phase I

Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm

4 weeks

$150 per week (SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER $100 per week)


  1. Education and group processing of treatment-specific topics

  2. Access to online coursework and workbook assignments for practical application

Intensive immersion in specially designed material that leads to treatment success:

Stages of Change: Learn how to assess your child’s progress and make sure s/he is developing a solid foundation for recovery.

Relapse Prevention: Understand the importance of dealing with triggers and learn how to establish an effective relapse prevention plan.

12-Step Recovery: Gain a better understanding of how AA, NA, and Al-Anon work and how to make sure you and your child are “working the program.”

Family Systems: Learn how to establish healthy boundaries, eliminate dynamics that enable unhealthy behavior, and create a system that supports recovery.

Communication: Gain valuable communication tools that will lead to more effective interaction with your child regarding treatment issues.


Online course material with workbook assignments that produce tangible results for increasing treatment effectiveness.

Treatment progress: Utilizing staff support and guidelines for measuring progress 

Preparing for discharge: Begin as soon as possible! IOP selection, transitional living options, locating and developing plan for 12 Step meeting schedule, and more.

Phase II

Tuesdays, 7-8:30

8 weeks

$50 per week

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Continued support and group processing with other parents:

Treatment progress: Day to day issues related to the client’s ongoing treatment.

Family recovery: Parent’s progress in Al-Anon and learning how to work their own recovery program.


Tuesdays, 7-8:30 Ongoing (lifetime member!)

Free of charge

Ongoing support, fellowship, and recovery

Parent alumni continue to attend the weekly support group for their own continued support and to provide support for newer parents. Also included are opportunities to support and participate in extra-curricular events such as the monthly Artist’s Recovery meeting, recovery workshops, and community education seminars.