BALM® Family Recovery

An education, training, and support program for families with loved ones struggling to recover from drug addiction (or Substance Use Disorder).

Is BALM Family Recovery Right For You?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you at the end of your rope with your loved one's addiction?
  • Are you looking for the right words to say to your loved one?
  • Is what you are doing not working?

If you answered "Yes", then BALM can help you help yourself, and learn how to help your loved one.

What is BALM Family Recovery?

Also known as BALM.

  • BALM was created by Beverly Buncher, and is led by some of the nation's leading family recovery life coaches.
  • It's a year-long, online program designed to help families and their struggling loved ones get their lives back.
  • Our "long-haul" approach has proven to quicken recovery and shorten relapses vs. other short-lived programs.

BALM is more than just a program, it's a path to peace and recovery for you, and often your loved one.

How Does BALM Work?

BALM stands for "Be A Loving Mirror®".

  • It's a unique method based on love and connection that helps families shift away from anxious reactivity to calm responsiveness.
  • BALM is designed to facilitate this method through three main components: Information, Transformation, and Support.
  • Each component teaches families the skills and provides them with the tools they need to be their loved one's best chance at recovery.

Ready to begin your family's healing process?

Yes, I'd like to talk with someone

With BALM, You'll Learn How To:

  • Stop obsessing over your loved one's Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
  • Stop judging their actions and trying to fix every aspect of their life.
  • Stop enabling and saying things that give them an excuse to use.
  • Start talking to your loved one in ways that encourage recovery.
  • Start feeling inner peace again for you and your family at home.
  • Start enjoying your life regardless of your loved one's choices.

Membership Matters at BALM.


Benefit from our dual approach. Get your life back and help your loved one get their life back.


Designed for the entire family. Up to four family members can access program resources.


Become a part of our community. Hear from and interact with other member families.


Plan around your family's schedule. Learn and participate as much as you want, when you want.

What Our Member Families Say:

"BALM has brought me so much compassion for my children. BALM has changed my life and relationships. By the grace of God, my son will be 5 years sober in September and my daughter 8 years in August."

- Stacey Karchner, a BALM family member

"I have spent so much money enabling an addiction but I knew this time the money spent was going to bring about a great reward…my own peace. It is the best investment I’ve ever made! I am worth it. My son is worth it."

- Ginger Howard, a BALM family member

"I have learned so much in the BALM, more than I could even begin to list here. Most of all I’ve learned the choice is always mine – I can choose drama and chaos or I can choose peace and love. I can choose to contribute to her SUD or to her recovery. I can choose to cut her off or love her unconditionally. I choose life and love and therefore I choose the BALM!!"

- Lori Bolen, a BALM family member

Ready for your family to start finding peace?

Yes, I'd like to talk with someone