Family Education and Support Programs
Addiction affects more than the person who is using drugs and alcohol. The family structure and dynamic is often eroded. Compounding the issue is any family history of drug and alcohol use, as well as unhealthy patterns of behavior that may go back generations. Our family education and support programs improve the well-being of all those who are affected by addiction.
What are Family Education and Support Programs for Addiction?
Known as a “family disease,” addiction touches the lives of everyone around the addict. Even if you do not use drugs and alcohol, you may have learned new patterns of behavior in your attempts to help the person who is addicted. Our family education and support programs help you to recognize, identify and modify these behaviors so that you can practice healthy boundaries and positive self-care.
Why are Family Education and Support Programs for Addiction Important?
Restoring and changing family dynamics is important for the addict’s recovery as well as your own happiness and mental health. We help you regain control over your life by:
- Teaching you how to set and maintain healthy boundaries
- Helping you rebuild relationships that are based on trust and mutual respect
- Working with you to overcome the consequences of the trauma that you have experienced
What Do Family Education and Support Programs for Addiction Involve?
The goal of the family education and support programs at our facility is to help you understand that you cannot control a person’s drug and alcohol use or save them from addiction. We understand that this is a painful insight, so we offer services that help you better manage your emotional response to the addiction. Some of the tools we use in the program are:
- Reading, journaling and reflection
- Support groups
- Virtual group therapy session
- Setting goals for yourself