A Program for Family members is available every Saturday from 11:00am-3:30pm. The Family Program is 6 weeks long. A joint educational lecture is held from 11:00am-12:30pm for family members and program participants and separate family and program participants’ counseling groups are held from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Family** visitation is from 3:30pm-6:00pm.
**Family members as defined by program participants.
A wide range of topics are covered including the cause of addiction, how families can help, how to stay healthy through recovery, effects of addiction on the addict and families as well as what makes recovery last.
Family members get a chance to bring up their unique situations and explore strategies to address them.
Topics in the education series are:
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Families may make use of the on-site hospital cafeteria
This is a confidential program. Who you see here and what is said in groups and lectures is information that is not to be revealed to anyone. An atmosphere of trust is crucial to allow patients and family members to begin to open up and gain the emotional support of their peers. If you learn something in group or lecture that is going to enhance your living, we encourage you to share this information with others. Please do not tell family members and friends that your loved one is here without his or her permission. We ask that you refrain from entering patient rooms when they are not present.
We strongly encourage you to participate in 12 Step-based Programs such as Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, CODA (Codependents Anonymous) or ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics). Children are encouraged to participate in Ala-Teen. Any of these meetings may be found in your local telephone directory or the Al-Anon website: al-anon.alateen.org. You can purchase helpful books in any bookstore, just look in the Recovery section.
You may find the person you care about complaining to you about problems he or she may experience in treatment. It is an important part of therapy for the patient to deal with the staff or other patients directly regarding these problems. Please encourage them to do so, rather than trying to ‘fix it’ for them.
We have books available on chemical dependency, family involvement and issues of recovery. You may purchase these through the office staff.
Referrals can be made for additional family therapy.
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