At Clear Springs Ranch, we want families involved in every aspect of the treatment process. Our program is designed to help the family unit develop new ways of relating and communicating. Our therapists work with each person, providing tools for managing conflict and breaking the cycle of enabling behaviors that are unhealthy. In this way, recovery is maintained and familial relationships are rebuilt.
Parents, siblings and children of an individual recovering from addiction often experience overwhelming feelings of embarrassment, fear and isolation. We recognize the complex emotional struggles family members face during this time.
Our program has five primary goals for family members:
- Increase the family’s knowledge of addiction and its treatment
- Find renewed optimism and hope for an addiction-free future
- Develop skills for building positive relationships and setting healthy limits
- Provide a realistic sense of responsibility for one’s own recovery
- Break the cycle of enabling, and understand the signs of relapse
The Clear Springs Ranch two-day educational family workshop will be scheduled on a weekend to coincide with each client’s admission. These group therapeutic sessions will most likely include other family members of clients going through recovery. This dynamic creates a safe, secure environment for sharing and support.
- Recovery education including introduction to therapies
- Neuroscience of the addicted brain
- Cycles of compulsion and coping behavior
- Family roles and the “Drama Triangle”
- Ways to care for yourself
- Plans for moving forward
- Best (and worst) ways to resolve conflicts
- Three keys to achieving true relational intimacy
- Alternatives to enabling behavior
- Ways to establish and preserve healthy boundaries
- Experience of participating in a joint session with loved ones