St. Joseph Institute is excited to announce our expanded Family Program. This Premier program offers family members of our residents an intensive, four-week educational series accompanied by weekly counseling sessions. For more details on how to enroll in the program, please visit our Family Program web page.
With the launch of the expanded Family Program, we will also launch a new blog series—Family in Recovery—exclusively for family and loved ones of addicts. Topics covered will include effective communication, appropriate intervention strategies, family contracts, and more.
At St. Joseph Institute, we recognize that addiction does not exist in a vacuum. Loved ones are affected by the dysfunctional lifestyle that accompanies this destructive disease, and everyone feels anxious. To ease your anxiety, we want to offer knowledge and understanding. We want to give you the tools you will need to strengthen your family dynamic and help your loved one recover.
The Family Program includes materials that provide a general understanding of addiction, along with some special educational materials that are unique to our program. Our materials cover traditional aspects of addiction treatment such as 12-Step components and education on the Disease Concept, relapse prevention, and critical life skills such as bonding, trusting, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Families will also learn the same Recovery Education topics we teach our residents, such as underlying factors that contribute to the formation and maintenance of addictive behavior – factors such as emotional wounding, distorted thoughts, maladaptive behavior patterns, the pain associated with grief and an inability to forgive, a lack of healthy boundaries, and proper validation. The weekly family counseling sessions that accompany our Family Program highlight these underlying factors and provide opportunities to find healing.
The Family Program is designed to help you keep pace with the extensive education that your loved one is receiving and give you a common language to help you communicate about the process of addiction and recovery. We hope that you will form a therapeutic alliance with us to encourage your loved one’s sustained health and recovery. For more information, please contact us at 888-777-1098 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.