Educational & Therapeutic group
Within the first 2 weeks of treatment, families are encouraged to participate in our family program. Each family spends approximately one half of a day learning about the addiction and recovery process, including how they can gain support.
Topics covered in the family program:
How “We” are affected by the loved one’s addiction
- Families are given the opportunity to process through feelings of hurt and confusion that accompany living with someone actively using substances.
Setting healthy boundaries
- Many alcoholic families have learned how to deal with the substance abusing loved one by a variety of means (i.e., enabling) which have ultimately left the family member confused, angry and hurt. Our workshop helps instill more confidence and knowledge to recognize unhealthy behaviors and draw appropriate boundaries.
Developing a new set of beliefs, values and rules
- We understand that learning to live free from the chaos of active addiction takes time. Within the family program you’ll find helpful information you can use and apply. Our goal is to make the lessons learned in our family portion useable and understandable.
Introduction to support groups for family members and loved ones
- We understand that the burden of active addiction often falls on the family and loved ones. Consequently, one of the main goals of participation in our family programming is to help further knowledge and participation in groups like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and Families Anonymous.