How Family Therapy Helps
Substance abuse doesn’t just affect the person using substances; it impacts the entire family unit. That’s where family therapy steps in. When it comes to effective treatment, family therapy can be a game-changer. Studies have highlighted that combined with individual treatment, it brings out significantly better outcomes. It not only lowers the risk of relapse but improves medication adherence and lowers overall stress levels. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence even describes addiction as a “family disease.”


Become a Leader in Ending the Stigma of Addiction

“I try to help others and I’d like to take the stigma out of alcoholism…” Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter

Addiction is a complex issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a chronic disease that requires medical treatment, but unfortunately, it is often stigmatized and misunderstood, even among recovery professionals. It is essential to end the stigma of addiction to ensure that people who suffer from this disease receive the care and support they need.

The stigma surrounding addiction often arises from the misconception that it is an individual’s moral failing or a lack of willpower. As recovery professionals, we understand that addiction is a chronic illness that alters brain function and can be influenced by genetic, environmental, and social factors. This means that it is not a choice, and people with addiction need support to manage their condition, just like those with any other chronic illness, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.


No two people are alike, so we provide a holistic approach.

Recovery is a process that looks different for every individual, which is why at Olalla Recovery Centers we provide a variety of activities and treatment options. Depending on what works best for our patients they have options to pick from to encourage better practices in their life-long journey through recovery. 

Olalla Recovery Centers has always understood the importance of holistic practices that support health and wellbeing throughout recovery. Over the last couple of years with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to get creative but are grateful that we can still provide our patients these activities in order to incorporate them into their recovery. 


Maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace is a choice that requires careful planning for employers. Creating policies and expectations is only the first step. You also need to educate your employees about them.

“Reasonable suspicion” testing — also known as “for cause” — is one mechanism employers may use to enforce substance-free policies. It’s important to not only train supervisors in the proper procedures to follow, but also to understand how you will support a referral to an agency for assessment in the event the test results confirm use.