We offer an array of drug intervention programs and referrals designed to educate families about addictive disorders and healthy responses, encouraging family members to engage in behaviour which promotes recovery and healthy functioning for all. We believe that a family’s involvement is essential to your loved one’s level of engagement and success. Family concern is usually why your loved one gets to treatment, addiction can be terrifying, confusing and stressful. You are not alone anymore in trying to work out what to do as we offer support to the whole family, when possible.
This powerful Family Workshop educates and encourages examination of your role in the family system and provides strategies for identifying and addressing addictive behaviour. We look at what to expect in recovery and how to support healthy behaviour.
Addiction as a Disease
Effective Communication Techniques
How to Support your Loved Ones Recovery
Handling a Crisis
Resources for your own recovery
This workshop allows all family participants to help stabilise their loved one's recovery, to assist all to focus on themselves and their health and to encourage them in developing coping mechanisms necessary for ongoing recovery.
The workshop also explores relapse prevention strategies - the difference between a lapse and relapse. How you can manage your own stress with supportive strategies. Setting boundaries with the support of our treatment staff in case of relapse. We discuss treatment plans for your loved ones and continuing care plans when clients exit treatment.
There is a follow up optional family workshop designed to further address and educate participants about healthy action when a loved one struggles with an addictive disorder. The goal is for participants to understand the difference between behaviour likely to lead to recovery and behaviour likely to lead to further addiction.
Family & Client Consultation
At Sober Living Rehab we are committed to empowering families to heal from the cycle of addiction. From the first assessment of your loved one we ask for family involvement. Family members and significant others in the addicted persons life are asked to complete a Significant Other Assessment Form that allows our clinical team to start the process of healing the family.
Whether your loved one is an inpatient or involved in outpatient care we offer a range of services to help heal your family. These include:
Intensive Family Consultations, helps families navigate a time of great uncertainty and stress to empower family members through education, boundaries (internal and external) and assistance to support each other in recovery.
Family Coaching, designed to give families strategies to deal with residual feelings whilst promoting recovery and healing resulting with an agreed family action plan.
Facilitated Family Meetings. Even after a loved one has embraced recovery, remaining family members may be left with a residue of hurt, anger and shame. These facilitated meetings are with our therapeutic staff members of Sober Living to assist in healing, promote healthy boundaries with an agreed aftercare recovery plan for all.
Strained Family Relationships. If required referral is made to outside clinicians who specialize in family relationships that may help address family breakdown in communication and boundaries as needed.
All our family interventions are designed to educate participants about the psychological foundations of denial and encourage behavior which is consistent with the truth about addictive disorders. Relapse can be a reality in the course of recovery so it is vital that family members feel supported as they embrace the recovery journey themselves. This requires courage and introspection to recognize the impact of the family dynamic and to make the necessary changes to remain in recovery.
Our trained Alcohol and Drug Help Intervention consults with family members that have a loved one who remains in denial that there is an addiction to substances such as Alcohol and or drugs. The motivation of an intervention is to get help for someone who needs it but doesn’t necessarily want it. The key to any intervention is proper planning to ensure everyone involved is of the same mind and resolve. For many addiction or alcoholism presents a potentially life-threatening situation, so participants need to work together. An intervention should never be done spur of the moment, without a detailed and agreed upon plan of action for the addict if they accept the family’s help.
If your loved one has been resistant to change and their use has caused negative consequences that you are concerned about, a family intervention may be the only way to get them to agree to get help. An Alcohol and Drug Help Intervention can be very powerful, and have the ability to start the healing process with in a family. In the USA 81% of admissions into treatment centres come from interventions.
With the right preparation and care an addict’s life can be saved and a family can be brought closer together. We assist and support families to feel empowered to handle crisis and ongoing issues that arise on the sometimes roller coaster ride of early recovery so that they are a part of a strong support system.
Belinda Walsh and Gavin Crosisca are Australia's only USA Board Certified Intervention Professionals. Call for a confidential consultation on 1800 531 551, or leave your details on our partner website's contact page www.alcoholanddrughelp.com.au
To find out more about Sober Living Rehab alcohol and drug intervention programs, you can get in touch with our team today. Contact us by submitting an enquiry form on our contact page or call 1800 531 551.