Addiction affects not only the individual, but also the entire family unit. Many times the addiction of the individual has had a substantial negative impact on the health of the family. The majority of the time trust between the addict and other members of the family is gone, and the family members are left hurt and confused. This is where family addiction counseling becomes essential.
The family will need to recover along with the individual in our care at our Prescott, Arizona rehab center. Members of the family will have their own stresses and feelings related to addiction that will need to be addressed. Family members will learn skills that will help them, as individuals and a family unit, create a healthy atmosphere for their loved one.
Educating the family, in addition to the addict, helps everyone involved understand the addiction process. This is of monumental importance in recovery, as a support system is vital to staying sober. Families will learn about the disease of addiction, enabling, and how to support the addict in their recovery in healthy ways.
A great deal of change will need to occur for the client to have a lasting recovery. In most cases, nearly everything about the client’s life will need to be altered in some way. Family is likely a huge part of the individual’s life, and a great deal of change in the family dynamic will need to take place. Our Family Program will educate you on what steps will need to be taken, and what this change will look like.
Our family program is facilitated by:
Teri Sebastian, LMFT, LISAC and includes a 3 day Family Weekend where you will gain an understanding of addiction and have the opportunity to grow with your loved one. Teri also provides an online, ongoing, weekly support group for family members. This group provides education as well as a place to connect with other families that are dealing with the same issues. Teri believes that “Addiction is a Family Illness and Recovery is a Family Task”.
Teri holds licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Addiction Counselor (LISAC) in Colorado and Arizona. She is also a Certified Transformational Life Coach. Teri has been working in the field of mental health and addiction for 32 plus years. Her expertise in this field is enhanced by her own addiction and recovery. Teri has been facilitating Family Weekend Programs for over 5 years.
To sign up for the online support group please email Teri at: firstname.lastname@example.org