Healing the Entire Family
We believe the addiction affects the whole family unit. We also believe that healing and educating the family will provide the person with a substance use problem with a more stable environment in which to enter upon completion of our program.
About Our Family Program
The family program at French Creek Recovery Center will involve a four-week educational program that will occur one day per week, usually on Saturday. Each educational session will last 1 ½ hours. Topics in these educational groups will cover the disease of addiction and its impact on the family, the recovery process, understanding the twelve steps, the importance of a strong support system, healthy relationships, and an overview of support systems that are available for family members such as Al-Anon.
Our therapists and counselors will also encourage our clients to participate in family counseling sessions. Family members who complete all four educational sessions will be given a certificate of completion.
A Program for the Entire Family
When one member of a family is struggling with a substance use disorder, the entire family is affected. Often, a family is disrupted in harmful, lasting ways and simply does not possess the tools to repair the situation. We can help—and we are committed to providing services that strengthen the whole family system while also boosting the likelihood of ongoing sobriety for the family member in treatment.
Healing Should Be a Family Affair
Because addiction affects the whole family unit, it is essential that each member of the family has access to information and conversations that can lead to healing. This, in turn, helps the entire family come together to provide a more stable environment for the family member who has gone through French Creek Recovery Center’s program and is starting the recovery journey.
The French Creek Family Program: The Details
The family services at French Creek Recovery Center include a four-week educational program. Meetings occur once a week (usually on Saturdays) and each session lasts 90 minutes. Our team encourages our clients in treatment to participate in the family program.
Topics covered in these sessions include:
- The disease of addiction and its impact on the family
- The recovery process
- Understanding the 12 Steps
- The importance of a strong support system for a person in recovery
- Maintaining healthy relationships
- The range of support systems, such as Al-Anon, that are available for family members
- Family members who complete all four educational sessions will earn a certificate of completion.