Families cope better when structures are in place and clearly defined. This guide will walk you through how to establish rules and guidelines within your family, which will create a secure foundation going forward. The recommendations included in this book are time limited – six to twelve months. The rules outlined here can lighten as trust with your teen builds. As parents, you may disagree with some of our suggestions. Our role is to advise you about the types of structures that have been successful for families in recovery. This handbook outlines family “Best Practices” – the types of structures that will not only help contain each family member, but also provide reassurance to your teen that somebody is in charge. Remember, your teen is not in charge. You are the grownups. This is your blueprint to get started on your new path as a recovering family.