Continuing to Love Through Addiction
It is not just the person abusing alcohol or drugs who is affected by drug addiction. Living within the chaos that addiction creates, family members experience their own loss, whether emotional, financial or physical. Living with an addict often robs the family of hope. Promises Austin can help you reclaim your life as the loved one of a recovering addict.
Promises Austin offers an intensive family therapy program that engages the entire family in the journey of recovery and lays the groundwork for sustainable healing. Each month, the clinical team at Promises Austin facilitates a three-day family program that is supportive, educational and deeply healing. This program helps clients and their families/friends build effective communication and develop healthy means to support one another. Speak Confidentially with a Promises Recovery Advisor at 844-874-5491.
With addiction, often times effective communication has ceased to exist. Families, couples and children no longer know how to share what they are thinking and feeling with their addicted family member. Our family program helps you restore healthy communication, deal with hurt feelings and explore relationships. The program includes lectures, groups and experiential activities covering various dynamics of the disease of addiction, including family roles, communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and promoting sustained recovery for each member of the family.
At Promises Austin, families develop the tools they need to return home and continue to love through addiction.
Sample Family Program Schedule
Families Attend Our Substance Abuse Program All Three Days, All Sessions
Thursday – Learning and Listening
- Welcome & Orientation
- Family Education “Loving through Addiction”
- Medical Model & Addiction as a Brain Disease
- 12 Step Introduction & the Cycle of Addiction
- Family Systems & Family Roles
- Process/Task Groups
Friday – Loving and Listening
- Codependency & Enabling
- Communication Exercises
- Individual Family Sessions
Saturday – Leaping & Listening
- Experiential Activities
- Closing Ceremony ~ “The Fishbowl of Forgiveness”
- Optional off-site outing with loved ones with clinical team approval