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The five-day Family Education Program was developed because the disease of addiction is a family disease. It affects the active addict, family members and the family system itself. Addiction, like any other chronic disease, requires a network of people to either support the disease or support recovery from it.
The Crisis: Addiction treatment is usually sought at the height of a crisis. Mental, spiritual, physical, relational, legal, financial or emotional factors may have forced a decision to enter treatment. Families usually experience a profound sense of relief. Accepting help is the first step in recovery.
Recovery for the Individual and the Family
When you participate in the Family Program, you are taking the next step in supporting the patient’s sobriety.
The equilibrium of a family system also is influenced over time by addiction. Family members may not realize that a healthy and open balance of relationships has shifted to a closed system, in which the addict has drained the energy and attention of others.
Both the individual and the family deserve their own recovery. You now have the opportunity to improve your quality of life regardless of another person’s fundamental choices.
During the Family Program, participants learn about substance use disorder, and participate in combined sessions as well as multi-family groups.
When we understand the bio-psychological, chronic disease of addiction, we can better understand its effects on the individual and the family system.
Combined Family Sessions
Individualized Recovery Planning
During the family program, families are introduced to appropriate 12-Step support groups and other resources, such as counseling.