Tully Hill

Family Program

Our family program offers support and education on the impact of chemical dependency and the hope offered through recovery. We work with family members at Intake and throughout treatment including during the educational events offered by the program.

Our professionals at Tully Hill help family members identify areas in their lives that have been affected by their loved one’s substance abuse and addiction. We then encourage family members to become more involved in the recovery process with their loved one. Participation in the Al–Anon program is something the family can do for themselves that can help restore their relationship with the alcoholic /addict in their life.

Family participation in the patient’s treatment helps the patient and family recover from this disease. Tully Hill provides a variety of learning experiences for family members via visitation, support groups, family conferences, and Family Education Day.


Visitation is used in treatment for patients to regain trust and to encourage healthy communication between family members in a safe environment. Visitation is limited to the patient’s spouse, significant other, siblings, parents, grandparents and the patient’s children. A maximum of 3 adults may visit at any given time. The patient is responsible for filling out a request for visitors that is reviewed and approved by the treatment team. There is no limit to the number of the patients’ children under the age of 18.

Visitation occurs from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm every Wednesday. Please arrive at 5:45 PM.  There is a family support group from 7:05 PM – 7:25 PM and an optional Al-Anon meeting at 7:30 PM.  Visitors are strongly encouraged to attend the Al-Anon meeting.

Sunday’s visitation begins at 1:00 pm.  Please arrive at 12:45 p.m.   All visitors must be on the approved visitors list and registered by that time. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Visitation ends on Sunday at 3:00 pm. All visitors over the age of 12 will be required to participate in a family education session from 1:00 pm -1:30 pm. During this same period of time, children 12 years of age and under will visit with the patient.

Discharge Day & Time

Tully Hill requests that patients be picked up promptly at 8:00 a.m. on the day of discharge.

Family Support Group

Following the first Wednesday visitation a mandatory Al–Anon education group for family members meets from 7:05 pm -7:25 pm. Visitation is limited to patients who have been in treatment for seven (7) days. Patients are not allowed to receive candy, magazines, books or food. All items brought to the patient must be checked at the front desk. Individuals found passing items to patients that have not been checked are in violation of facility contraband policies and will immediately be asked to leave and barred from future visitation.

Family Education Program – Family Day

The Family Education Program (Family Day) is offered to family members on Fridays from 7:45 am -3:00 pm. During the family educational day family members spend most of the day with the patient.  The Family Educational Program offers a series of lectures, discussions, films and counseling sessions designed to educate family members. Consistent attendance by family members will be extremely beneficial to participants who approach the program with an open, searching mind. Education regarding the disease of chemical dependency is the basis for further insight and understanding on how to cope with the chemically dependent person.

When attending Family Education Day, visitors are asked  to please wear appropriate clothing. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed at Tully Hill.  Please call ahead to reserve your seat, as space is limited.  Meals will be provided in the Great Room (dining room) of Tully Hill and are included in the program fee.  There is a fee of $75 / person to attend Family Day.  If you have specific dietary needs, please inform the staff – prior to the program date.

If you have any questions regarding the patient’s treatment, please contact the Family Program at (315)696-6114 or (800)456-6114.


  • Cellular phone, portable stereo equipment, radios, televisions, headphones, musical instruments.
  • Cameras of any description and/or tape recorders
  • Outside work and reading material (including newspapers and magazines)
  • Alcohol and other mood-altering chemicals
  • Outside food or beverages
  • Tobacco products, lighters or matches