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March 16, 2011

A Family Program Will Teach About Addiction


How come my dad didn’t make it to my baseball game? Why hasn’t my husband made it home for dinner during the past week? Why isn’t our mortgage or utility bill paid? For family members that have a loved one that struggles with the disease of addiction these are common questions. Unfortunately addiction doesn’t just affect the struggling addict but also has great negative consequences on the addict’s family members and loved ones.

The unfortunate truth is that just because the individual who struggles with drug addiction and alcohol abuse is able to recover the damage from their active addiction has already been caused and it will likely take them some time to recover. One of the best courses of actions that family members and loved ones can take to recover from the damage of addiction is to participate in the family program that quality addiction treatment programs offer.

Family programs typically take place over the course of a weekend and prove to be very beneficial when it comes to getting a grip on a loved one’s addiction. During a family program, participants will be afforded the opportunity to work with addiction professionals closely so they can learn what their role was in their loved ones addiction as well as what their role should be in their recovery. In addition therapist will work with the addict and their family to process the damage that was done during their active addiction and what can be done to recover from the damage caused by chemical dependency. While loved ones of an addict cannot keep someone sober the role that they play in an individual’s recovery can have either negative or positive effect.

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