Family Support is an Important Part of Addiction Recovery.

Learn more about our family weekend, what to expect during treatment, and how to take care of you.

Information for the Family


Learn more about how substance abuse impacts the family system.

Integrated family therapy is an important part of an effective addiction recovery program. Addiction affects not only those who are addicted, but also the family system surrounding them. Families are a complex system in which each member affects and is affected by each other. It’s helpful for family members to understand how addiction works. With this knowledge, they are better able to support their loved ones in addiction recovery.


It’s also beneficial for clients and family members to learn healthy communication skills. Good communication enables everyone involved to feel safe to speak openly and honestly. The trust that may have been diminished over the course of active addiction can be rebuilt over time.


Families can be a powerful support system for people in addiction recovery. This is especially true when the family is informed about addiction, outpatient treatment recommendations, and healthy ways to provide support. This is why we offer several ways for families to take part in the addiction recovery process.


Our Intensive Family Weekend provides education on addiction and its effects on the family system. It also explores important topics, such as co-dependence, healthy communication, and relapse prevention. It helps prepare family members for accessing continued care once the client has discharged.


Additional family programming is available every Sunday prior to visitation hours. During the treatment planning process, clients work with their counselor to identify key family members who will be included in their addiction recovery program. Regular family therapy sessions occur on-site or via phone conference.



It’s important to note that sometimes the family system surrounding a client is not the traditional or biological family unit.  For the purposes of our program, family system refers to any person(s) who is significantly emotionally involved in the client’s life.  The client, working with counseling staff, will identify which individuals should be included in family programs.

Our Mission


Ripple Recovery Ranch is a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation facility that specializes in the treatment of substance abuse disorders using evidence-based treatment methods and a holistic approach to facilitate lasting and fulfilling recovery. Our luxury residential setting on a twenty-acre nature retreat in the Texas hill country between San Antonio & Austin, combined with our team of qualified and compassionate professionals, offers an ideal environment for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing to unfold. With an integrated family therapy program, a low counselor to patient ratio, & 12-months of after-care support, Ripple Recovery Ranch is committed to our clients’ success. Our 60-90 day program addresses addiction to substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, & prescription pills.