Our Family Program is dedicated to helping women and families whose valiant desire is to live together in freedom from the controls of addiction or fears of eating disorders. We recognize addiction as a “bio-psycho-social-spiritual” disease that presents serious implications not only for the women who seek help but for families and society as a whole. We refer to loved ones who have lost themselves while trying to help a person abusing or addicted to a mood altering substance or behavior as “Co-dependents”. Recovery occurs at home; therefore, it is the goal of our family program to work to develop and mobilize the family’s strengths to create a positive recovery environment for both the addicted person and Co-dependents. Keeping information confidential, being empathetic, having positive expectations while listening and understanding family members, provides a foundation of trust upon which we work to educate, empower and motivate families to recover together.
After completing a comprehensive Family Bio-psycho Social History Assessment, we address the needs and goals of the reporting family member and the family unit by developing a Family Education and Recovery Plan. We recognize the realities of recovery and relapse for the addicted person as well as codependents. We provide a structured family education plan beginning with a fundamental understanding of Codependency and Addiction Process, followed by a realistic understanding of the Stages of Recovery and Relapse Syndrome.
Recovery requires establishing patterns of healthy living which is an active and growth process for each individual in the family; re-assessment and progress evaluation of the Family Education Recovery Plan continues until discharge at which time a Family Discharge Care Plan is discussed and developed for each family.