Family Program

We know that the effects of alcoholism and drug addiction are not limited to the individual, and that the impact is far-reaching and often devastating. It’s often family and friends who have watched the disease progress and who do research to find help and treatment.

For the past 25 years, we have offered free family counseling to anyone who is seeking information about addiction or to support a loved one who is struggling with this disease. And, in 2016 alone, our Family Program provided services to more than 1,500 family members and friends. The support of loved ones is the single most effective way to help people in recovery stay sober.

Recovery is a process for both the woman and her support system. We offer free informational classes, facilitated group discussions and individual family sessions. These classes provide the opportunity to learn how to begin the healing process and move forward into recovery. Although the responsibility for her addiction ultimately lies with the addict; we believe that education and support are critical to the continuing recovery of the entire family.

Our free Family Program is open to everyone

To find out more about addiction and what treatment looks like, please join us for one of our open sessions.
Classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 pm.

Topics include:

  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Enabling & Detachment
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Codependency & Family Roles
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Coping with Early Recovery
  • Al-Anon Panel

Information for Family & Friends:

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.

photo of familyEarly 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.

How to Help Someone who Doesn’t Want Help:

FREE Intervention Classes at Residence XII

Intervention can save the life of an alcoholic or drug addict. There is no more loving action a family member or friend can provide to someone who is sick with the disease of addition. Learn more at our Intervention Classes taught by Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors who are experienced interventionists with many years of experience working with families, friends, clergy, employers and other who want help dealing with addiction issues. (more information)