Supporting and Coaching Families Dealing with Substance Use Disorder

This presentation focuses on the importance of family recovery, principles of family recovery, emerging issues related to family recovery, and the use of a “coaching model” in supporting family recovery. They will highlight the implementation of an innovative and highly successful family program at Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) in Greenville, South Carolina. The FAVOR program has been profiled nationally and was one of four programs testifying to congressional staffers in November on the opioid epidemic. Over the last 5 years FAVOR Greenville has engaged more than 8,000 participants in our family programs. They will describe our coaching model and family training protocols and the various ways our family recovery coaches work with those in need. We will explore ways these principles can be applied to various settings and outside organizations.