The Family Workshop’s primary purpose, as part of your loved one’s treatment, is to assist families in understanding how they can become part of the solution. It is an opportunity for you to learn how family systems operate and how addictions affect communication and intimacy in relationships. Each day is designed to assist you in pursuing a relationship that is based on a foundation of honesty and accountability. In an atmosphere of safety and structure, you will be encouraged to share the impact the addiction has had on your family and to look at your own history of dealing with challenges of life. Our staff is dedicated to help clients find the road to recovery and to assist you in developing a healthier family system.
The series of three family workshops incorporate the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in facilitating family recovery as your client transitions through his/her own recovery program. The first workshop focuses on accountability, in which the client will share their using history, along with their powerlessness and unmanageability due to drug/alcohol use (Step 1). The second Family Workshop will be dedicated to taking a personal inventory and identifying character defects, character strengths, and core fears. You will be invited to take a more active role in the conversation. The third and final workshop is geared entirely towards making amends for past behaviors. Not only is this an opportunity to mend the relationship with your family member but also an opportunity to meet new people, like yourselves, with a common bond.
Addiction takes a serious toll on not only the addict but the entire family. Although the whole family is affected by the disease, they can also be a part of the solution. Here at The Bridges Network our Family Workshop can help teach you and your loved one to find that solution.
The Family Workshop at The Bridges Network consists of:
Family members are educated about the disease of addiction and the recovery process
Families meet together in a large process group which assists in connecting one another and realizing no one is alone
The group process is structured and homework assignments are given to the addict as well as the family to help families learn and work together alongside their client
Assignments given are geared towards creating open, honest and direct communication about the addiction
The addict is encouraged to be honest and accountable for their addictive behavior, which is the foundation of recovery
This is a great opportunity for family members to realize they are not alone, and a chance for you to connect and relate to people who have the same struggle. In addition, opportunities exist
for making amends, and learning about the addict’s recovery plan. Still the Family Workshop staff understands that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our hope is that family members benefit from the family process just as much as the clients. If you have any questions regarding The Family Workshop at The Bridges Network feel free to call (928) 899-9815.