Addiction doesn’t just affect the person who is drinking or drugging, it affects all those that are close to that person. Emotionally, physically, financially, the toll can be significant. All too often loved ones are overwhelmed feeling confused, angry, fearful and unsure as to what to do or how to handle their particular situation.
The Family Program at Palm Partners is specifically geared for the special needs of parents, family members, and significant others of drug and alcohol addicts. The expressed intent of the program is, not only to assist the family in dealing with the various stressors of addiction, but also to empower the family to be a force for healing and recovery. It is the position of Palm Partners that the family plays a crucial role in one’s healing process and we want the family to be the best they can be.
To this extent, the Family Program addresses a variety of topics and issues such as:
- Understand the Science of Addiction and Recovery
- Mastering Emotions and Feelings
- Helping Vs. Enabling
- Understanding Palm Partners Treatment Protocols
- The Role of the Family in the Healing Process
- Codependency and Interdependency
Given the varied needs of family members and loved ones, there are a variety of options that someone can choose from to address their specific needs and desires. The following tracks have been established to meet scheduling needs as well as the specific goals of the individual.
Weekend Family Program (Free)
This is a 3 day family psychoeducational program that begins on late Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday at 1:00pm. The emphasis in this track is on understanding the science of addiction and, more importantly, the science of recovery. Particular emphasis is placed on helping family members understand what they can expect once their loved one is discharged from Palm Partners and what they can do to assist in their loved one’s recovery. Family therapy is available to address specific issues with their loved one.
Family Coaching Program
The Family Coaching Program is a program that is specifically geared for family members and significant others post treatment. The aim of the program is to assist family members in solidifying the gains that were made while their loved one was in treatment as well as to move forward in reaching personal life goals.
The following is a list of services that are provided.
Weekend Family Program (3 days Friday through Sunday)
- Psychoeducational Groups
- Family Process Groups
- Individualized Family Therapy
- Family Treatment Planning
- Family Coaching
- Family and Alumni Barbecue (1st Saturday of the month)
For more information and more answers to your questions regarding your loved ones drug treatment see our FAQ’s for Family.
If you’d like to sign up for our Family Program please contact Michelle Polidoro at firstname.lastname@example.org.