Family Program Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the workshop?
From a therapeutic perspective, this is a three-day Family Program Workshop. It lasts from Wednesday through Friday. Family participation occurs over three days. Family members participating should be available from  Wednesday through Friday.

Can I attend part of the program if I can’t attend the whole workshop?
Participation in the full Family Workshop is strongly encouraged. Attendance at all three days is required. The first day is a lecture about the disease of addiction. The second and third days focus on multiple family therapy, and much of the information from day one is the foundation for the workshop.

Can our children attend the Family Workshop?
Children must be at least 13 years of age to participate in the Family Program. Childcare is not available.

How many times can a family member attend the Family Workshop?
The family will be invited to attend the workshop at least one time while your loved one is in treatment.

How do I make plans to attend?
For more information or to register to attend a Family Workshop, please contact the primary therapist working with your family member.

Can I bring supplies for my loved one in treatment?
Your loved one can make arrangements with their primary therapist to discuss the allowable supplies at the facility.

Will I have a chance to visit with my loved one off-campus while attending the Family Workshop?
Patients are granted one off-site pass during the Family Workshop, at the discretion of the therapist.

How often will I hear from my loved one’s therapist?
The primary therapist will contact you weekly to discuss your loved one’s progress.

Family Program Workshop Expectations

  • Family will learn what their role is in supporting their loved one in early recovery after treatment.
  • Family will learn how to manage their own recovery while their loved one is in treatment, including codependency and communication issues.
  • Each family participant will receive a family booklet designed to support continued recovery and personal growth. Additional supportive resources will be provided, including information about Al-Anon and other 12-step programs for family members.
  • Family participants will leave equipped with recovery resources, information and knowledge that will support their continued recovery.
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