Loved ones have experienced, in many forms, the destructive outcomes of addiction in a different – but no less difficult – way. And when the recovering alcoholic or addict returns to her home she will, essentially, be returning to a system that remembers old behaviour and has not necessarily experienced the recovering woman from her new and healthier self. From this perspective, we feel that it is necessary for family and loved ones to be included in the healing and transformation process. Our program includes a component that serves this purpose. We provide education about the disease of addiction and what families can expect in the early days when the recovering woman returns home. We also provide coaching on building healthy boundaries and guidance on restoring relationships over time. We believe that this is a critical piece in recovery and can ultimately increase the potential for success. Addiction is a family disease and everyone in the family will benefit from being on the same page and speaking the same language so that the entire team remains intact, supportive of each other and can then weather life on life’s terms.