Healing the family is just as important as healing the patient.
Because of this, we have developed an intensive family program designed to provide healing and growth for families impacted by addiction. One weekend every month, our team at The Oaks engages with families seeking help to understand dysfunctional interactions and patterns associated with addiction and to learn healthy ways of communicating and interacting.
Family members often struggle with feelings of anger or being hurt, and they may become obsessed with the treatment outcome of their loved one. During sessions targeted specifically for family members, individuals learn that addiction and dual disorders do not occur in a vacuum. We unpack and explain the dysfunctional dynamics of addiction and give family members the tools to step out of negative roles that perpetuate the problem. Process groups give families time to share their experiences and discover conflict resolution techniques that empower them to make difficult situations better for everyone.
Answers, Healing and More
Family members arrive at The Oaks family weekend looking for answers, ways they can help their loved ones overcome addiction. But what they discover is something even more important: they get the help they need to deal with their own pain. Topics addressed include co-occurring disorders, The Oaks treatment model and the actual treatment process. Afternoon sessions — which include the patient in recovery — talk through the roles each family member plays in conflict and resolution. Patients and family members learning healthy ways to express feeling and address issues, set boundaries,understand codependence and strategies to stop unhealthy behaviors that exist in the family dynamic.
Family members leave empowered to deal with conflict and find solutions through honest, on-going communication. Many alumni of our family program say that it was a turning point, allowing both parties to be heard and guided toward healing injured relationships.
We at The Oaks at La Paloma are eager to work alongside you and your family to heal discord and help bring wholeness back to your lives. If you have any questions about our intensive family program or need help, please contact our admissions center. Admissions coordinators are available 24 hours a day, toll-free at (866) 809-4372.