It Takes a Village: A community approach to dealing with alcoholism and addiction.
The disease of addiction has a far-reaching impact. From the acute effects on the alcoholic or addict and their family, to the rippling impact felt in the workplace, the community, and beyond. Though the effects can be devastating, there are ways that we as a collective community can support families who are coping with the addiction of a loved one.
How can I help?
When the community in which the family of an alcoholic or addict lives and works is armed with accurate information about the disease of addiction, they are better equipped to offer support for both the family, and their loved one who is struggling with addiction. Community members, from clergy and other spiritual advisors, to co-workers and neighbors, law enforcement officers and doctors, are in a unique position to provide a base of support that could be pivotal to a successful and sustained recovery.
The One-Day Family Education Program is designed for family, friends, coworkers, and community members who are interested in learning about the impact that the disease of addiction has on every relationship, however close or seemingly removed. Through lectures and facilitated group discussions, participants receive in-depth education about addiction, and for those who are directly impacted by addiction, the skills to define their own needs in the recovery process.
When and where?
The One-Day Family Education Program is held in the Fellowship Hall Outpatient Center on the first Friday of each month from 9:00am – 4:00pm at a cost of $70 per person.
If you are interested in attending our One-Day Family Education Program, please contact us via the form below.