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. 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 their loved one in their recovery in healthy ways.
Family members benefit from knowing they are not alone in helping loved ones through the recovery journey. They also need support, and self-care is critical. Individuals can focus on their well-being while caring for a loved one by:
- Joining a family support group to meet others experiencing similar challenges
- Participating in family programs in which education and treatment sessions include loved ones.
- Attending individual therapy to learn appropriate coping skills.
- Eating healthy meals and getting adequate sleep
- Managing stress by engaging in hobbies and getting exercise
MWVSR Family Resource Center is a safe place where recovery development occurs and where individuals will be matched with people offering recovery support services. Our center is a place where you will be heard; a venue for healthy, drug and alcohol free socialization; and family supports for all stages of recovery.
We respect all pathways to addiction recovery and will help individuals and their families with access to supports that work for them.
- A location for the recovery community to organize and support one another
- A location for individuals and family members to receive recovery support services
- A resource center for individuals and families attempting to navigate a pathway to recovery
- A host location for all different types of recovery meetings, 12 step and others
- A safe place where recovery community social events can be held
WHO DOES OUR CENTER SERVE?
We serve anyone who is in recovery or seeking recovery, and their families.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
- Peer coaching and support
- All types of support and recovery meetings
- Health and wellness workshops
- Resource library
- Sober events
- Family education and support
- 12-step fellowships
- Volunteer opportunities
- Community outreach and advocacy
- Telephone recovery support
- Navigation to services