FAMILY RELATIONS

Addiction is called a family disease for many valid reasons. Family members often do not recognize how deeply the disease may have affected them until their loved one is in rehab or extended care. There may be great feeling of relief because someone's addiction has affected you in a negative way. Where family members have been on tip-toes trying to avoid a fight and compromising their value systems; they may now find themselves at a real loss about what to do next.

WE HELP WITH REFERRING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND RECOVERY COACHING

We offer the family a chance to heal as a family in different ways. After watching the change in many families, we have come to recommend family therapy. We have several therapists in the area with whom we have a close working relationship. Each of our affiliated Intensive Outpatient Programs have both family therapy and family coaching. During the final transitioning to home, we hope that the family attend family therapy every week for at least two months and make arrangements for therapy to continue at home.

Second, we also recommend the Family Information Session,  HOPE AND COPE, offered by Turnbridge's Diana Clark and our affiliated therapist, Liz Wilson. It's held every first and third Monday night at 7 at the Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Lane in Madison, Connecticut.

 

12-STEP GROUPS

Al-Anon.org (al-anon.org) For family members of ones struggling with addiction.

Nar-anon (nar-anon.org) For family members of ones struggling with addiction.

Gam-anon (gam-anon.org) For family members of ones who have problem gambling.

Coda.org (coda.org) For individuals struggling with co-dependency.

Adultchildren.org (adultchildren.org) For adult children of parents struggled with addiction.

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After rehab, in-home care, and/or extended care, we think sober living is the next logical step toward recovery life. From SAMHSA research, we offer the four pillars of recovery: (1) community, (some life skill support,) (2) mental and physical wellness; including membership at the gym and yoga studio, an emphasis on whole food in shared evening meals, and professional therapy delivered from the surrounding community, (3) finding purpose in work or school and (4) re-integrating into a re-structured family dynamic or a new home. We welcome those with or without a history of treatment and understand that a whole - person - healing is needed to allow sustainable recovery to begin.