A healthy family system is created by recognizing and addressing the needs of each member within that family system. Families in Recovery is a program that combines both education and therapeutic processing for families. It is a six session series that takes place in individual family therapy sessions, which are scheduled to meet the needs of your family.
- What happened? Many families have questions about how and why addiction has happened to their family or loved one. This session focuses on the biology and behavior of addiction and includes the most recent science on neuroscience of addiction.
- Where am I? The stress and continual chaos of addiction leaves individuals and families in a constant state of survival; its hard to come up for air and get a sense of where you are at and what's coming next. In this session we will talk about the stages of addiction in the individual as well as the stages of addiction in the family. We'll also talk about the stages of recovery and get a sense of where you at and what you can expect.
- Where do I go from here? During this session, I'll give you a better understanding of the treatment and recovery system, such as common issues the arise in early recovery and how you might go about about reestablishing trust. During this session we also talk about ways to have fun again, start incorporating play and laughter back into the family as well as other topics like "what do we tell the neighbors?"
- What can I do to help? This session is all about the family's role in recovery. Specifically ways that you can help and ways that you can hinder the recovery process. We talk about enabling and codependency...what's the difference between enabling and helping? It gets a little foggy when you're a parent.
- What are my hopes and fears? This last topic is about learning to trust the recovery process and learning about your own expectations. We also discuss coping with gains, losses and more fully understanding relapse.