Phone: (715) 723-5585

How friends and family can help a loved one
Drug and alcohol use affects the person struggling with substance use disorder, as well as family members and friends. When recovery begins, the entire family needs to be involved.

At L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center, we understand recovery is an adjustment for family and friends of those in treatment. We also understand it may take time to adjust to be ready to begin the healing process. It is helpful for family and friends to understand and learn ways to cope with a loved one’s illness. When you are ready, we are here for you.

Friends and Family Educational Group
This group is free and open to the public, for friends and families to learn about substance use disorders. Led by a Libertas counselor, this program is a resource for families and friends who may be struggling with questions about substance use disorder and/or want to learn more about substance use disorder and helpful behaviors.


  • How do I know if they have a problem? Learn the signs of substance use disorder.
  • How do I know if I have a problem with their substance use? Learn the signs of the distressing effects on families and friends.
  • Where do we go for help? Find out about resources for help and treatment options.
  • How will I know if they are going to relapse? Learn the signs of substance use relapse.
  • How can I help my loved one? Understand the importance of self-care, and discover ways to take care of yourself too.
Call (715) 723-5585 or CONTACT US for more information.

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