Important Information for Families

Beachside Emotional Wellness understands that addiction affects every family member of the individual who is battling the disease. Addiction treatment is much more successful when family involvement is an integral aspect of the recovery program. When someone is enrolled at Beachside Emotional Wellness, their families can rest comfortably knowing that they will receive updates from their loved one’s case manager. These can be in person or over the phone, if the client’s family lives far away. We also encourage using written exercises and family therapy sessions to open up the communication in the family and enable everyone to find closure.

The amount of family involvement in each client’s recovery is dependent upon the individual’s personalized treatment program. Throughout addiction recovery, families are encouraged to participate in the program. Beachside Emotional Wellness believes that family involvement is one of the most crucial parts of the healing process. Family therapy sessions at Beachside Emotional Wellness focus on creating a network of support for when the client leaves the program and is forced to face the addiction alone. We also focus on supporting our clients’ family members throughout their own healing process, as they recover from the effects their loved one’s addiction has had on them.

We recommend that family members participate in Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, support groups that focus solely on providing resources for whose loved one is struggling with an addiction. These services are ideal systems of support for family members.

Luxury Treatment


Beachside Emotional Wellness is a luxury addiction treatment facility that focuses on complete addiction recovery for each of our clients. Our experienced, empathetic, and helpful staff is there to support each individual throughout every stage of their addiction recovery program. At the end of treatment at Beachside Emotional Wellness, our clients are armed with time tools and resources that have been designed to equip them with the ability to maintain sobriety for the rest of their lives.

    How the Disease Called Addiction Affects the Brain


    Addiction is classified as a chronic brain disease that may cause neurological dysfunction. When the brain is affected by drugs or alcohol, it can impact the user on psychological, biological, and social levels. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the majority of substances that people use to get high target the brain’s system of rewards. The brain circuit is flooded with dopamine released from taking the drugs.

    Dopamine is a neurotransmitter communicates with the parts of the brain that control pleasure, emotions, motivation, and movement. When an individual decides to overstimulate their system with substances, euphoric effects are produced that strongly encourage the repeated behavior of drug or alcohol use. Those who use large quantities of drugs to try to feel better often need to take larger amounts of the drug to create the usual high.