Jim Savage, LCDC

Substance abuse services:

* Counselor

* Author

* Speaker

* Treatment Consultant

Specializing in teens, young adults and parent support

Schedule an appointment

(214) 789-8456

COVID-19 UPDATE: All counseling sessions and support groups are currently being provided through telehealth services. This provides an effective option in light of current social restrictions. We realize that many families may be in the middle of facing a substance use crisis and that a substance use disorder doesn't take a break for the virus. If you feel uncertain about how to proceed at this time, please don't hesitate to call to discuss options.

Adolescent and Young Adult Drug Treatment: 100% SUCCESS

"What’s your success rate?” is the first question many parents ask when deciding on a treatment program for their child. The correct answer is 100% or 0%. It depends on the individual.

The good news is REHAB WORKS!

Becoming an educated consumer by learning how treatment works allows parents to take control and create the best chance for landing in the 100% category. Rehab Works! spells out everything parents need to understand substance use disorders, how they are treated, and most important, what they can do to give their child the best chance for success.


•    The Treatment Process

•    Stages Of Change

•    Continuum Of Care

•    Relapse Prevention

•    Triggers

•    12 Step Recovery

•    Young People And AA/NA

•    Al-Anon

•    Family Recovery

•    Treatment Success

A new level of family engagement in treatment

WHO: For parents, spouses, or other family members of substance abuse treatment clients

WHAT: An online learning platform for families of substance use treatment clients

WHERE: Families work on the course from the convenience of their own home, on their favorite mobile device


Families can begin the course the moment their loved one begins treatment!

Families work the course on their own time, at their own pace

WHY: Improve treatment outcomes through effective family support

"This program is amazing. It bridges the gap between the client, the family, and the treatment team."

— Cherye Callegan, MD

Medical Director, The Ranch at Dove Tree

A message to families affected by addiction from Jim Savage, LCDC, creator of RehabWorks



A groundbreaking new approach to family support

After running his own adolescent outpatient treatment program for over ten years, Jim Savage turned his attention to helping families navigate the whole treatment process and make sure their loved one is getting the best chance possible for treatment success.

First he wrote the book Rehab Works! A Parent's Guide To Drug Treatment—a concise guide for helping families understand substance use disorder and what goes in to effective treatment.

But then to take it a step further, he developed the RehabWorks Family Support Program—a multi-module online course for families facing a substance use issue with a loved one. It solves the problem "how can we be more engaged in treatment" by teaching families what the clients are learning in treatment, as well as giving them tools for providing effective treatment support.

Loved one in treatment?

3 easy steps to getting ahead of a drug or alcohol problem:

1. Click on the link: RehabWorks

2. Sign up for the course

3. Start right away!

Rehab Works!

A Parent's Guide To Drug Treatment

Here's what people are saying about Rehab Works!

"I found this book while our daughter was in her second rehab. I wish we would have had this information during her first treatment. It could have saved a lot of heartache that resulted from a bad relapse."

— Jenny W.

Parent of an 18-year-old daughter in recovery

"An outstanding analysis of 'what works' and what 'doesn't work' in addiction treatment. Full of practical advice that will lead to treatment success."

— David Sack, MD

CMO, Elements Behavioral Health

“Informative and reassuring, Rehab Works! is an essential guidebook for every parent facing the challenge of treating a child for chemical dependency.”

Sonnee D. Weedn, Ph.D.

     Clinical and Forensic Psychologist




Lunch and Learn Virtual Family Support Meeting

Join Jim Savage, LCDC in this daily online gathering to learn about the family's role in supporting a loved one who is being treated for a substance use disorder.

Meeting agenda:

Daily topic

Each meeting begins with a short presentation on a specific topic that gives family members tools for providing effective treatment support.

• Q & A

Following the daily topic, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions for continued discussion on treatment related topics.

• RehabWorks Spotlight

The meeting wraps up by highlighting a specific component of the RehabWorks Family Support Program and demonstrating how it supports treatment efforts relative to the meeting topic.


Loved one in treatment?

Just taking the first steps towards addressing a substance use issue with a loved ?

Drop in for a daily dose of family support!

"This course has been immensely helpful for my husband and me. And I especially love that I can work on it around by other kids' schedules!"

— Jill B., mother of a 19-old treatment client


(Professional Affiliate Program)


(Licensing to providers)


(Direct sale to general public)

How it works:

a. Easy Implementation:

          • Family either a) purchases course directly, or b) receives access code from treatment  provider

          • Log in and begin working the course immediately

          • Available to any family member who chooses to participate; it's as easy as sending them an email!

          • Each family member creates their own account and can work on their own schedule

          • Designed to be completed during the primary phase of treatment—whether three weeks or three months

b. Learning Management System: Innovative online delivery of valuable treatment resources

          • Exclusive educational material from Rehab Works!

          • Tools for monitoring progress and integrating with the treatment team

          • Supplements existing family programming


Interactive worksheets

Tools for monitoring progress

(Click image to view sample video)

Engaging videos

Integration with treatment team

• Support  for families impacted by substance misuse

• Clinical support options

• Enhance your clinical practice

• Ideal  for intervention support

• Facilitator training

• Treatment facility offers RehabWorks to families

•  Integrates with clinical team

• Improves treatment outcomes


c. Comprehensive multi-media platform:



Drop in once, or attend as often as you'd like.


Monday through Thursday, 12-1pm CST


Join the meeting by simply clicking on link below:

(Save this link for return visits to the meeting!)

PASSWORD: Rehabworks

• If new to the online meeting format, please join a few minutes early to iron out any technical issues with your audio or video, as the meeting will start promptly at noon.

CLICK HERE for meeting guidelines and additional information