Family Counseling has yielded positive outcomes in adults and adolescents. It is used to treat addiction issues and other co-occurring problems. It has been helpful in treating conduct disorders, depression, anxiety, and family conflict. Family Counselors encourage families to apply the techniques that they learned in therapy sessions to improve their family systems. Patients are taught to develop behavioral goals for preventing substance abuse and other unhealthy behaviors. During each counseling session, these goals are reviewed and rewards are provided when they are accomplished. Patients and their families participate in treatment planning and choose the specific therapeutic methodology for their needs.