Family Treatment Programs

Two Families Together

Please Note: Our Family Therapy Program and Family Education Program have been suspended in light of COVID-19 concerns. We are working to provide the Family Program in an online format for our guests’ family members as soon as it is feasible.

To enhance the healing process, Fellowship Hall involves family members and loved ones in the treatment and recovery process. Family involvement is an integral part of healing for both the alcoholic/addict and family members. At Fellowship Hall, we have discovered that guests who have family members participate in the 4 day Family Program have much better treatment outcomes.

Families directly affected by the substance use disorder experience a great deal of stress, fear, and sadness. Their unsuccessful attempts to deal with the impact of their loved one’s disease often results in feelings of frustration, hopelessness, numbness, and coping mechanisms that create dysfunctional patterns. Slowly, the family foundation begins to crack and eventually fail.

Family Therapy Program

Treatment, however, can begin to repair the damage caused by addiction. Through education and support to restore self-respect, trust and hope, our Family Program gives participants a better understanding of the dynamics of substance use disorder. It offers family members and loved ones a new perspective.

Our program is unique, offering education and group therapy, as well as individual therapy sessions for family members and their loved one. Goals of the program include improved communication and strengthened relationships. Ultimately, the Family Program offers the tools and techniques to heal relationships, for both the addict and their family.

Topics Addressed in the Family Therapy Program:

  • Understanding the Disease Model of Substance Use Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Boundaries
  • Family Roles
  • Aftercare Plans and Recovery Goals
  • Family Support

Once your loved one is at Fellowship Hall for treatment, their counselor will make a recommendation about family members attending the Family Therapy Program. Through our Family Program Fund, donors provide free tuition for one family member of each guest in treatment to attend the Family Therapy Program. Additional family members may attend for a nominal fee. 

If you’re a family member who has been contacted about attending the Family Therapy Program, click here to complete your registration.

Family Education Program

Fellowship Hall also offers a 1 day Family Education Program open to anyone in the community. It is also open to family members of guests in the intensive outpatient program. The program does not have a counseling component, but is an excellent opportunity for extended family members to learn about substance use disroder from a professional substance use therapist. Family members of guests in our primary residential program are strongly advised to participate in the 4 day family program.

To register for the Family Education Program, click here.