Family Support

Empowering Families

Lip service is routinely paid to the statement that “addiction is a family disease”.

At FAVOR we take this statement to heart.

FAVOR supporting familiesIn keeping with our mission and our research on how people achieve recovery, we are committed to family-centered programming that heretofore has not been available in our community. When an individual suffers from addiction, the whole family suffers from addiction. FAVOR provides an array of support for family members as they seek their own paths to recovery. All programs are offered at no cost to the participants.

For more information about Family Recovery Support contact: FAVOR Greenville at 864-385-7757.

Family Recovery Meetings

Addiction affects the whole family. Often the best chance for an addicted person to get better is for his or her family to get better. This weekly group meeting provides both the information and guidance that family members need to deal with the immediate crises of addiction, but also the on-going support they need to make the necessary and often painful choices that family recovery requires. Group members reach out in empathy to newcomers, who are facing the fresh, private grief of addiction, and accompany them on their healing journey to recovery.

Who: Family members and friends of addicted individuals (most often young adult children)
When: Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: FAVOR Greenville Center, 355 Woodruff Road, Suite 303, Greenville, SC 29607

Who: Family members and friends of addicted individuals (most often young adult children)
When: Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 400 Dupre Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307

Who: Family members and friends of addicted individuals (most often young adult children)
When: Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Where: Lakeside Country Club, Highway 76, Laurens, SC, 29630

Significant Other Support Group (SOS)

This weekly meeting provides a safe place for spouses to discuss the challenges of living with someone suffering from addiction. Participants make new friends, practice self-care, and find ways to support their loved ones in finding recovery.

Who: Spouses or friends of addicted individuals
When: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Where: FAVOR Greenville Center, 355 Woodruff Road, Suite 303, Greenville, SC 29607

Other Family Recovery Meetings

Al-Anon Family Group meets on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Family Recovery Coaching

A trained Family Recovery Coach can offer one-on-one support and a healing relationship to family members dealing with a loved one’s substance use disorder.

Family Intervention Consultation

When a family situation is complex and the loved one’s addiction presents particular challenges, a formal family intervention may be helpful. FAVOR Greenville’s Executive Director, Rich Jones, is an ARISE Interventionist and offers consultation and support services at the Center. Using a compassionate Invitational Intervention™, the ARISE Continuum of Care is a gradually-escalating process that leads your loved one into appropriate treatment and recovery. The addicted individual is invited to join the process right from the beginning with no surprises, no secrets, no coercion, and absolute respect and love.

ARISE introduces the addicted person and the family to a new life of recovery and healing. The individual does not need to hit bottom before getting help. The ARISE process breaks the cycle of repeated disappointment and failure without the blame, shame, and guilt that accompanies the disease. It brings healing to family, friends and co-workers who come together to build a solid recovery network. It works because the entire network is involved, and every decision is made by the majority. There is no opportunity for the addicted individual to pressure anyone “one-on-one”. The focus of an ARISE Intervention is on both individual and family healing and recovery. 83% of addicted individuals who are part of an ARISE Intervention enter treatment, with 61% sober by the end of the first year.


A Prevention brings hope to those suffering with an addicted loved one in their life. It works by empowering a group to design and deliver a powerful on-line message of love that oftentimes goes unsaid. Evidence shows that when a group confronts the denial that accompanies addiction, the person can no longer continue to avoid dealing with their problem. A Prevention is a “pre-intervention” that is a pioneering process of confronting the progressive disease of addiction at any stage of development. If weekend drinking has turned into problem drinking, a Prevention can help.  If problem drinking has evolved into advanced addiction, a Prevention can help. And if using prescription medication has turned into a substance use disorder, a Prevention can help. For more information go to

Assertive Community Engagement (ACE)

90% of people needing help with a substance use disorder don’t seek help because they don’t think the problem is “bad enough.” So, how do we connect with the “unengaged”? The innovative ACE program is our answer.

FAVOR’s Assertive Community Engagement (ACE) program, open to all ages, has a particular focus on young people ages 14-26, who are unwilling or unable to access traditional support for recovery. Specially trained ACE recovery coaches engage individuals and their families by “taking recovery” to them in creative ways:  home visits, parental engagement, community visits, use of technology, and a commitment to evidenced-based coaching techniques which promote the establishment of therapeutic rapport.

Information and Referral

FAVOR staff is always available to guide family members through the maze of treatment and recovery options. We maintain a Resource Center and Library with a collection of printed material, books, meeting schedules and brochures. In addition, FAVOR offers an online Resources section on our website which provides links to available services in the area.