Family Services

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Addiction Family Counseling Programs Servicing Massachusetts and Rhode Island

One of the most harmful effects of alcohol and drug addiction is the damage it causes to families. At AdCare, we firmly believe that family members and friends deserve to participate in their loved one’s treatment process, both to increase the chances of a successful recovery and to receive counseling and support for themselves. Our addiction family counseling program is designed to help loved ones get involved and begin to heal.

Benefits of Family Support During Addiction Treatment

No two roads to recovery are the same, but patients at all levels and stages of inpatient or outpatient treatment benefit from family support. Consider just a few of the advantages of bringing family members and friends into the recovery process:

  • When loved ones participate, it removes much of the shame and stigma of addiction, allowing for honesty and positivity moving forward.
  • When family members are better educated about addiction and recovery, they are more prepared to be supportive and can help the patient avoid relapse in the future.
  • By receiving counseling and guidance themselves, loved ones can rebuild their own lives and relationships with one another.
  • Family members can learn how their actions may have contributed to or enabled addiction.
  • Talking things out with professional counselors in a neutral forum can help everyone communicate more honestly, leading to a strengthened family unit.

Family Counseling and Support Services at AdCare

To help family members and friends get involved in the recovery process, AdCare offers a wide range of services through our addiction family counseling program. Individual and group counseling, educational sessions, and mentoring are all available at AdCare Hospital, AdCare Rhode Island, and our seven outpatient clinics. We also offer intervention help for loved ones who may be experiencing difficulty coming to terms with their alcohol or drug addictions.

To learn more about how your family can get involved with a loved one’s addiction treatment and recovery process, call AdCare today. And remember, it’s not necessary to have a relative or friend currently enrolled at an AdCare facility to get in touch.

Call today: 800 ALCOHOL or 800-252-6465




Intervention Services
Referrals for intervention services for individuals having difficulty addressing alcohol and drug use on their own can be arranged through any AdCare location. Some of our Clinical and Community Service staff have special training in the ARISE® Model of Intervention to better assist you with challenging situations.

Family and Friends Support Meetings

107 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
P: 800-345-3552
OR 508-799-9000


Saturday Family Educational Session

For those with loved ones in Detox or Rehab

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Ed. Session
AdCare Hospital, BCR-B, lower level


For those with loved ones in Rehab only

Visiting and Lunch – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Wrap-up with Family – 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM


Family & Friends Support Group
Open to the Community

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
AdCare Hospital, Founders Room-lower level


Learn To Cope
Central MA Meeting

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00
AdCare Hospital, BCRB – lower level


1950 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
P: 800-747-6237


Family Program

6:00 PM
The last Wednesday of every month



One-on-one sessions are available to individuals affected by a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. It is not necessary to have a family member or friend enrolled at an AdCare facility to attend.


Open to anyone concerned about a family member or friend’s use of alcohol or drugs.

Boston OP:

50 Congress Street, Suite 430
Boston, MA 02108
P: 617-227-2622
6:30 PM
Last Thursday of the month

Quincy OP:

1419 Hancock Street, Suite 201
Quincy, MA 02169
P: 617-328-0639
6:00 PM
1st  Thursday of the month

North Dartmouth OP:

88 Faunce Corner Road
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747
P: 508-999-1102
6:00 PM
4th Wednesday of the month

Worcester OP:

95 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
P: 508-453-3053
6:00 PM
4th Wednesday of the month

West Springfield OP:

117 Park Avenue
W. Springfield, MA 01089
P: 413-209-3124
6:00 PM
2nd  Wednesday of the month

Warwick OP:

400 Bald Hill Road
          Warwick RI 02886
        P: 401-732-1500
6:30 PM
First & Last Tuesday of the month

North Kingstown OP:

1950 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
P: 800-747-6237
6:00 PM
Last Wednesday of the month