Family Program for Addiction
Addiction Affects the Entire Family
Our Family Program at Hannah’s House is built on the understanding that not only is the patient feeling hopeless, scared, and frustrated, but so are her friends and family members. Loving someone with a substance use disorder means waiting by the phone late at night for news on her safety.
Family members may also face toxic, hostile arguments upon suggesting that their loved one seek help. These confrontations keep the entire family in turmoil.
Our clinical philosophy at Hannah’s House is based on the understanding that addiction is a family disease. Effective, compassionate care of the entire family can heal longstanding emotional divides and help put everyone on the path back to wellness.
Our addiction professionals are firmly committed to:
- Helping you understand your loved one’s addiction
- Helping your entire family heal
The Hannah’s House Family Program for addiction is a multiday immersion experience that delves into the disease of women’s addiction and how it affects the whole family. Our clinicians guide patients and their families to examine the dynamics that may be supporting the addictive disease. No one should feel alone on the path to recovery.
Our Family Program for Addiction provides
- Therapeutic, family-oriented support in a safe and confidential group setting
- Open discussions in a supportive, safe environment
- Tools to regain a sense of healing and abundance
- Guided communication between loved ones and their family members
- Healthy coping skills to deal with the challenges of recovery
The Hannah’s House Family Program provides a foundation for lifelong support and is offered free of charge to all families of our patients.
Why a Multiday Family Program?
Once residential treatment begins, family and friends may initially feel a sense of relief. The questions regarding how the family initially arrived at the place of addiction disappear as panic and chaos subside. However, a critical second intervention on the family system must be started because without including the entire family in the healing process, the patient’s opportunity for ongoing recovery diminishes significantly.
Family Involvement Is Encouraged and Welcomed
It is crucial that all family members understand that their involvement is welcome and that they deserve care and recovery as well. Conjoint sessions, education, and multi-family groups are offered and help to foster a sense of empowerment and healthy communication.
Multiday Family Programming
Our Family Program for addiction can serve as a guiding force during recovery. We enable each family to restore healthy methods of communication, elements of self-care, levels of trust, and degrees of intimacy for each person within the family unit. Participation in the intensive Hannah’s House Family Program for addiction is multiday by design and critical to long-term recovery. It takes time to unpack the ripple effects of your loved one’s addiction. The benefits of this deep work are far-reaching and can positively impact future generations.
Progressive by Design
During our multiday program, daily insights gained gradually build upon each other. Consecutive daily attendance in the Hannah’s House Family Program provides each member with the resources and tools needed to identify the ways they have been affected by their loved one’s addiction. Each session is facilitated by Hannah’s House family counselors who specialize in dealing with the complex issues of addiction. The overall experience is highly engaging.
Work Together to Develop a Plan
The comprehensive and effective, multiday family experience is designed to assist our patients and their family members to develop a continuing care plan that fits their unique family’s needs. This plan will link safe passage from inpatient treatment to successful, long-term recovery.