Recoveries that Flourish with Family Involvement
At SLO Recovery Centers, we are convinced that family involvement in the recovery process creates the strongest foundation for a client to thrive in recovery. Additionally, family involvement provides the opportunity for the entire family:
- To heal;
- Become educated about the treatments for alcoholism;
- To receive and provide support in a healthy fashion.
During the assessment phase of treatment, each client will identify family members and significant others who they would like to attend the family program. Thereafter, one of the therapists will contact the people identified by the client and personally invite them to attend the family program. The family program is the most crucial piece of drug treatment centers that is often overlooked in many outpatient programs. The program is conducted once a month and runs from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon.
The family program is not included in the cost of IOP. Family members will meet with the therapists at SLO on Thursday evening and all day Friday, without the presence of the client. During these sessions, therapists will work with family members to educate them about the work that their loved one has been doing. They will address issues such as codependency, healthy boundaries, forgiveness, anger and fear. This is far more than education. It is experiential and process oriented. Thereafter, Saturday and Sunday will be spent in joint group therapy sessions with the family and the client, culminating in a better understanding and the beginning of healing and family recovery.