FAMILIES IN RECOVERY
Early recovery from addiction can be as stressful for family members as for a woman in recovery. Addiction profoundly affects the whole family. As the family and the recovering woman rebound from the addiction and search for what is normal, many feelings can be expected. Family members have shared with us their mixed feelings during this time: optimism, worry, resentfulness, anger, relief and fear.
Early recovery (12-18 months) can be a very difficult time as the family learns and practices new tools in communication, boundaries, self-care, forgiveness and regaining trust. This takes time. Giving each other the time and space to learn, practice, make mistakes, and regain trust is very important.
Remember that you, as a family member, can only control yourself. This is where your energy needs to be focused…on you! Take it slowly, don’t make your goals too high, you are also in early recovery and will need some time to adjust. Maybe your goals could be to practice self-care, seek counseling, attend Al-Anon weekly, attend the family education classes or family support group at Residence XII, or read a book about families in recovery.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RESIDENCE XII
Community Tours of Residence XII
Learn about addiction treatment and the programs offered at Residence XII while touring our facility from a patient’s perspective. Tours are available by appointment; Please contact Nicci Noteboom at (425) 823-8844.
Should you wish a tour at another time, please call and request a tour from one of our assessment and referral coordinators.
Our Programs and Services
- Residential Treatment: for women with alcohol and drug dependency who need a safe, structured environment with daily therapy
- Intensive Outpatient Program: for women with alcohol and drug dependency who are able to return home at night and maintain their sobriety
- Family Program: for family members to learn how to support women in recovery for alcohol and drug dependence
- Continuing Care Program: provides practical tools and knowledge for women in recovery from alcohol and drug dependency
Residence XII’s Assessment and Referral Coordinators are available 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (PST) Monday – Friday. Call: (425) 823-8844 or (800) 776-5944