Family Treatment Programs
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 disease of addiction experience a great deal of stress, fear, and sadness. Family members (whether we admit it or not) are deeply influenced by their loved one’s drinking, using, or co-occurring disorders. Their unsuccessful attempts to deal with the impact of their loved ones alcoholism/addiction often result in feelings of frustration, hopelessness, and numbness. Coping mechanisms emerge 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. The 4-day Family Therapy Program helps to explore, address, and deal with concerns by utilizing a 4-day intensive week of therapeutic and educational sessions. Through education and support to restore self-respect, trust, and hope, Fellowship Hall’s Family Therapy Program gives participants a better understanding of the dynamics of alcohol and drug addiction. It offers family members a perspective that they may never have contemplated while their loved one was using.
A family in recovery will grow and heal together. It is inevitable! Our program is unique in that we offer not only education and group therapy, but also individual 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 effectively heal relationships – for both the guests and their family.
Topics Addressed in the Family Therapy Program:
- Understanding the Disease Model of Alcoholism and Addiction
- 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.
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 alcoholism and addiction from a professional substance abuse therapist. Family members of guests in our primary residential program are strongly advised to participate in the 4 day family program.