The provision of family therapy services is done in recognition that the disease of addiction does not exist in a vacuum, but instead, affects all members of the family. Recovery demands that healing extends both to the addicted individual and to the family system that has been disrupted and strained. Family participation is scheduled every Wednesday during their loved one's stay in treatment. Each Wednesday the educational component is specifically designed to heal and support traumatized families and other intimate relationships. Two group therapy sessions on that day will also provide an opportunity for family members to heal through disclosing their experience with the addicted individual. The importance of family members attending Wednesday family day sessions and Al-Anon meetings cannot be over emphasized.