Family & Adolescent

Recovery and Hope for the Entire Family.

At Horizon, we know that a person’s substance abuse affects everyone in their life – not just the person who needs treatment. That’s why we’ve developed specialized mental health and substance use disorder treatment options for adolescents and their families. We’ll be there to support you and your family every step of the way.

We offer the following outpatient services for families and adolescents:

Individual family member treatment

There are times when loving someone with a substance use disorder and/or mental illness can feel overwhelming. Significant others grapple with setting healthy boundaries, how to communicate their own needs, and how to take care of themselves. Individual therapy with someone who specializes in working with family members affected by substance abuse and/or a mental health disorder is available.

Family Counseling Sessions

All family members who have someone involved in mental health or substance use disorder treatment are encouraged to join in family sessions. These sessions are designed to engage the family in their loved ones recovery process, resolve family conflicts and achieve family reconciliation.

Multi-family Group Counseling

Multi-family groups for clients and their family members promote understanding and normalization of the process necessary to rebuild healthy relationships in recovery. Group sessions focus on communication, family dynamics, and the utilization of coping skills to support recovery.

Opiate Overdose Prevention Training

This prevention method gives opiate users and their families a means to counteract opioid overdoses. Participants are provided education regarding opiate overdose prevention including the use of Naloxone/Narcan and how to access it. Find out more.

Parent & Family Support Coordination

Horizon believes that it is imperative to engage families to support our patients’ recovery. Horizon has designated a Parent and Family Support Coordinator, Colleen Babcock, to increase family involvement and improve patient engagement in our substance use services. She provides phone and face-to-face outreach to patients and families inquiring about Horizon’s substance use services, and weekly Parent and Family Support meetings. These meetings focus on families and loved ones achieving a better understanding of substance use, recovery resources and treatment options.
When are the meetings?
  • Holy Mother of Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway Lancaster, NY. MEETS the 1st Wednesday of each month.
  • First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd. Tonawanda, NY. MEETS the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
  • Delta Village, 6302 Inducon Drive, East Sanborn, NY. MEETS the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
  • All Meeting Times are 6:30pm-8:00pm

For more information please contact: Colleen Babcock  (716) 907-2985

Adolescent Psychiatry Program

Our Family Recovery Center in East Amherst offers psychiatry and mental health services for adolescents. This program also serves adolescents who have both a substance use and/or mental health disorder.

Don’t Wait Until Things Get Worse

If you think your loved one or family needs help, the sooner you reach out, the better. Our Patient Support Specialists are on hand to connect you to the appropriate services to help get your loved one back on track toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

Hope is just a phone call away.
(716) 831-1800