Intensive Family Program for Group Healing
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Addiction takes a toll on the entire family, creating pain, sadness, and isolation. Maintaining relationships in the midst of addiction can be difficult, frustrating, and even scary. We understand where you are and we want to help you change the situation and begin the healing process while your loved one is completing his or her drug and alcohol rehab program.
At Nova, we believe in offering an experience with the work we do. We dedicate ourselves to powerful, life-changing work and have thoughtfully created an Intensive Family Program with healing at its core. Our Family Program is designed to promote healing in a way that acknowledges all family members and allows everyone to be heard. We have carefully selected a team of experienced, skilled, and caring Nova staff members to assist you in learning about yourself, your family, and the role everyone plays in recovering while a loved one is in rehab.
The primary objectives of our Family Program are as follows:
- To provide more information about the disease of addiction
- To explore family roles and address family conflict
- To develop healthy communication skills and boundary setting
- To begin the healing process
Family Program Outline
Our Intensive Family Program is a three-day experience that involves the whole family. It is co-facilitated by counselors and recovery specialists and is held in a discreet location that is separate from the main campus at our drug and alcohol rehab center. This allows for a private, intimate setting with small groups, minimal distractions, and promotes relationship-building with other families.
The program schedule consists of several different methods and models that allow you to leave your pain here with us and move on toward healing. These methods include:
Group therapy sessions – Therapy groups incorporate cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapy models designed to help families discover root issues within the family system. These sessions also provide a safe place where all family members can be heard and can talk about their experience with addiction. These sessions are held with and without the client present.
Educational lectures – Lecture series topics include addiction’s effect on the brain, communication skills training, and understanding codependency and boundary setting. We have also implemented components of The Daring Way™ modules that unpack ideas around defense mechanisms and self-defeating behaviors of the addicted individual and other family members.
Homework assignments – Families will receive homework assignments each night. We use the Johari Window model to identify family issues and writing assignments to address the pain, love, and healthy boundaries needed to move forward.
Experiential work – Throughout our Family Program we use the psychodrama techniques of role reversal, mirroring, and modeling to engage the entire family in exercises and reveal individual perspectives that will break down denial and barriers.
These methods and models produce deeply moving family encounters that aid in the resolution of family conflict and encourage clients and their families to heal together. In addition to the program components listed above, we also encourage interaction with anonymous community groups, such as AA or NA, and families are asked to travel off campus with a Nova representative to a meeting to begin finding support.
Benefits of Our Family Program
- Encourages healing and understanding among family members
- Provides a safe space for everyone to be heard and to listen
- Helps clients and their families develop self-awareness of negative behaviors and learn how to modify them
- Encourages healthy communication practices
- Helps rebuild trust within the family unit
Testimonials from family members
2/2017, Mother: “John and Jenn were awesome. They worked well with the group. They are very knowledgeable about addiction and family dynamics.”
2/2017, Client : “Nova family workshop was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone if it is available.”- K.S.
1/2017, Mother: “Nova has given me hope for my son’s future for the first time in 10years. I feel confident that he has learned the necessary skills to live a life of sobriety.”- J.C.
1/2017, Father: “I had such a good feeling about this place when I dropped Aaron off. From my experience it reinforced everything I sensed and felt. Thank you Nova and staff.”- N.R.
1/2017, Mother: “I have never been as hopeful as I am today for Alex’s recovery. Nova has given us hope to a hopeless situation. I can never say enough good things about Alex’s counselor Julie. John and Jen were simply amazing with their abilities to identify deep issues.” –L.C.
1/2017, Father: “This has been very beneficial to Lou Ann and I. Jenn and John have been great and it is something I will never forget.” –T.C.
1/2017, Father: “This program has been very educational to me and given me knowledge.” –K.C.
- Gender-specific treatment
- Evidenced-based treatment
- 12-Step immersion
- 90-day residential treatment
- Family program
- Full continuum of care
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