The Recovery Center’s experienced, professional staff understands support of family and friends is crucial in helping individuals seek treatment and then maintain sobriety after completing our program. For nearly 40 years, we have provided an extensive family program that includes therapy and education specifically for the concerned persons in an addict’s life.

While it is well known that addiction affects friends and family, recovery can also have profound impacts on them as well. This is because recovery is a lifelong commitment. The new normal that is created through this process will require patience, support and potentially significant lifestyle changes from friends and family.

Concerned Person Program

Our Concerned Person Program is a unique component of the Residential Treatment plan at the Recovery Center. This successful program allows families the opportunity to share in their loved one’s group therapy experience on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The safe environment created during these sessions encourages open, honest and at times, painful dialogue surrounding issues that led to addiction or substance abuse.  Strategies to increase communication and re-build trust are also provided.

After the group session, family members then have a private group meeting with a licensed counselor to better understand their loved one’s experience at the Recovery Center. During this time, education is provided on what next steps are involved for the recovering addict, and how family and friends can help facilitate and encourage a healthy and addiction free lifestyle.

Communication during Treatment

The Recovery Center’s residential treatment program is intensive. Because of that, efforts are made to not disturb residents during therapy sessions. Therefore, family and friends are encouraged to visit during special times.

Visiting hours include Sundays from 2-3 p.m., excluding holidays.

Individuals entering residential treatment are not permitted to bring their cell phones or electronic devices to minimize distractions. Communication with family members or friends is supported, however calls home must be made using department phones and with a prepaid card.

In case of an emergency, concerned persons may leave a message for loved ones at the Recovery Center by calling (712) 655-2300 or (712) 655-2072.

Letters and care packages can be sent to residents at the Recovery Center. The address is: 

Recovery Center
Manning Regional Healthcare Center
ATTN: Resident Name
1550 6th Street
Manning IA  51455

Counseling and Other Support

An individual’s addiction or substance abuse significantly impacts loved ones and takes an emotional and sometimes financial toll on his or her family. The Recovery Center recognizes the multiple layers of distress these individuals have experienced by watching their loved one battle this devastating disease.

Our licensed counselors provide therapy and support specifically to family members to help them in their own unique recovery process. Staff also educate loved ones to understand the role they play in helping a recovering addict maintain sobriety. This strategy complements the intensive therapy provided to addicts to increase likelihood for successful recovery and long-term healthy environments at home.

Furthermore, family are educated about the disease of addiction and the types of changes addicts will go through during recovery. They will learn about a recovering addict’s susceptibility to future stress, what triggers to look for, and how to help loved ones cope with these stressors utilizing strategies that don’t involve alcohol, drugs or other substances.