What is a Continuing Education Event?

At Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), we offer a series of continuing education opportunities in our local communities and online, led by qualified doctors and clinicians in the field. These presentations are geared toward sharing the latest trends, advancements and treatment protocols in the fields of substance abuse, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders and other co-occurring mental health issues.

Join the ARS continuing education Facebook group to be notified of upcoming opportunities and if you’re interested in being a contributor, please contact our Marketing and Event Specialist, Ashley Ulbrich, at [email protected].

Webinar Summary

Mr. Jones presents how the family can become a solution during recovery from addiction. He begins the presentation with a statistic and then goes on to discuss addiction’s path from a family perspective, a challenge to black and white thinking and framing reality with hope and an ideal pathway.

Mr. Jones outline the objectives of this approach, explains an exercise and assessing the risk falls to the family. He then opens the floor for questions and after answering some, he returns to the presentation to explain The Family Recovery Solution (TFRS). He introduces TFRS online community and encourages patients to join. Mr. Jones presents a structural approach to addiction in the family including the four problems if recovery does not include family change.

Mr. Jones examines Eric Wolterstorff’s four trauma roles and Virginia Satir’s family roles and leads into his river metaphor. He concludes by encouraging his colleagues to implement a new approach into existing treatment approaches.


About Jeff Jones  

Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and holds certifications of Certified Addiction Counselor III , Certified ARISE Interventionist, and Certified Intervention Professional. The focus of his private practice is trauma, addiction, and families. He has created an online family recovery community with features that address shame and stigma, which at its core, has a three-phase program that empowers families to engage in a process to stop addiction patterns. Because of his childhood, he’s drawn to systemic understandings of problems and solutions.