Our Family Education Program was designed to help educate you on the core concepts of addiction, and to provide you with the information you need to begin the healing process. You’ll be given tools and resources to effectively address problems and have questions about addiction answered.
Studies show that recovery rates greatly increase when friends and family take part in the treatment process. Our program is based on the understanding that a clients family must also change if recovery is going to be long term.
Some Key Concepts
- Defining codependency – being clear about the impact it has on both family members and the patient
- The Disease Model of Addiction – from the crushing physical and emotional toll, to the progressive and chronic nature of the illness
- The Family Disease – insight into family dynamics, managing boundaries, roles and expectations
- Understanding the early stages of recovery
- Communication skills, setting appropriate boundaries and limitations
- Education and resources on support systems and fellowships for family members
- Information on communicating with loved ones while in treatment
Every family is encouraged to attend no less than 12 AL-ANON meetings at no less than three different settings. Families must realize enabling attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate the recursive pattern of interaction that often times results in relapse. Hearing other families speak about similar situations and issues can be both educational and comforting.