14913 Cooper Orbit Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
p: 501 37-OASIS
(501 376 2747)
f: 501 372 1801
...to enable individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs by providing
treatment programming and other professional services within an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Family is defined for purposes of treatment at the Oasis as individuals identified by the addict as significant in their lives. It is not uncommon for the "family" to include co-workers or close friends. Family members are provided a Suggested Reading List and are encouraged to attend Al-Anon meetings either at the Oasis or other locations that staff will assist in identifying. Family participation is voluntary but must be authorized by the individual in treatment and determined to be helpful by the treatment team.
During the admission and assessment level 1, the family's involvement consists primarily in providing historical information which may be helpful in the development of a plan for care.
Services to family members include counselor-facilitated sessions with family members of others in treatment and/or with others in treatment. The goal of these sessions is to gain insight into relationship issues affected by substance abuse. If determined appropriate by the treatment team, family members may be invited to a family conference with their loved-one facilitated by a counselor. A typical goal of such a session is to acknowledge the past but help all involved to move beyond the emotions of the past to a healthier future. Another aim for these later sessions is often to role-play scenarios that might occur once the individual returns to his/her aftercare home.
Can family members visit?
Family members may arrange visitation with their loved one on a limited basis during Level 2 of treatment, provided this is authorized by the individual in treatment and the treatment team. Communication via written mail is encouraged.