“I am so grateful to be a part of this community! When I first got here I was so wrapped up in fear. Fear of life, fear of people and fear of society. I hated who I was and felt worthless to the world. Thanks to New Life House, the people around me and AA as a whole I have been able to face my reality and become the man I have always wanted to be. I found a purpose in life and for that I am forever grateful for the New Life community. Thank you for my sobriety and for my life today!”
Substance abuse affects the whole family.
We believe recovery should too. That’s why at New Life House we incorporate the entire family into the recovery process. Every step of the way, we involve, engage and include our families. We believe that for your son to successfully recover, the process should be a partnership. In the beginning, all of our families can expect weekly update calls and discussions from staff on their son’s progress, struggles, and successes. New Life House is not a place where young men are dropped off and families are forgotten – it’s a home that involves everyone in the recovery process.
“I am so grateful and fortunate to have a healthy relationship with my mother today. Recovery has provided me with a way of living in which i can repair my relationship with her and be the son that she deserves! I strive to be the best person I can possibly be and if you were to tell me when I first got sober that my life would be as full and beautiful today as it is, I wouldn’t had believed it.”
“Before getting sober my relationship with my family was very badly strained. Thanks to New Life House and AA I have been able to repair those relationships and create many new memories with each member of my family. I love them so much and I am so grateful and excited to be able to be present in their lives!”
New Life House alumni Bryan W and Spencer Y attended a family wedding recently! We love seeing our alumni receive the gifts of recovery and enrich their relationships with family and friends!
A true family support system.
When substance abuse stops, there is still a tremendous amount of repair that has to take place for the rest of the family to heal. We work with our parents to begin that process. During our biweekly family meetings and barbecues, there is a big focus on community support and learning new ways to address the family dynamic. New Life House works to help foster a whole new approach towards healthy family communication, boundaries, and integration.
A note about support groups for families of drug addicts.
12-Step programs like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and CODA (Co-dependents Anonymous) offer valuable drug addiction help for family members and loved ones of substance abusers. Accumulated evidence shows that alcoholics and addicts are more successful in their recovery and families are aided in reestablishing healthier relationships with them, when loved ones through participate in 12-Step programs. For this reason, the staff at the New Life House Recovery Community strongly urges family members to become involved in Al-Anon or a similar family of alcoholics support program. Click on any of the logos below to visit the respective group’s website and find a meeting near you. If you don’t find a meeting you like, try another one!
New Life House Blog
When you discover your son or daughter is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s normal to feel alone, isolated and frustrated. Our recovery blog for families is here to provide information, support and guidance during the rocky road of a loved one’s addiction. Let us share our experience, strength and hope with you!