Continuing to Love Through Addiction It is not just the person abusing alcohol or drugs who is affected by drug addiction. Living within the chaos that addiction creates, family members experience their own loss, whether emotional, financial or physical. Living with an addict often robs the family of hope. Promises Austin family program can help you reclaim your life as the loved one of a recovering addict. Promises Austin offers an intensive family therapy program that engages the entire family in the journey of recovery and lays the groundwork for sustainable healing. Each month, the clinical team at Promises Austin facilitates a three-day family program that is supportive, educational and deeply healing. This program helps clients and their families\/friends build effective communication and develop healthy means to support one another. This program allows those who may not be able to go through a long-term treatment but want to work towards a cleaner future for themselves and their family. It is never too late to call and speak confidentially with a Promises Recovery Advisor and take the first steps towards recovery. With addiction, oftentimes effective communication has ceased to exist. Families, couples and children no longer know how to share what they are thinking and feeling with their addicted family member. There is a barrier that they are unable to cross. Our family program helps you restore healthy communication, deal with hurt feelings and explore relationships. The program includes lectures, groups and experiential activities covering various dynamics of the disease of addiction, including family roles, communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and promoting sustained recovery for each member of the family. At Promises Austin, families develop the tools they need to return home and continue to love through addiction. Overcoming addiction alone can be hard. Family support can help treatment be more effective in the long run. Sample Family Program Schedule Families Attend Our Substance Abuse Program All Three Days, All Sessions Thursday \u2013 Learning and Listening \tWelcome & Orientation \tFamily Education \u201cLoving through Addiction\u201d \tBreak \tMedical Model & Addiction as a Brain Disease \tLunch \t12 Step Introduction & the Cycle of Addiction \tBreak \tFamily Systems & Family Roles \tBreak \tProcess\/Task Groups \tDinner Friday \u2013 Loving and Listening \tCodependency & Enabling \tBreak \tCommunication Exercises \tLunch \tIndividual Family Sessions \tDinner Saturday \u2013 Leaping & Listening \tExperiential Activities \tClosing Ceremony ~ \u201cThe Fishbowl of Forgiveness\u201d \tLunch \tOptional off-site outing with loved ones with clinical team approval Find a Family Program for Your Loved One Promises Austin family program can help you and your family address addiction disorders while still working towards a better relationship. Addiction affects more than just the user. The entire family has to adjust and struggle with the outcomes of addiction. Seeking help can be hard but it is the right thing to do, not only for them but for your family. If you or a loved one needs an addiction treatment center, call today and start learning about the programs offered for families. Don't wait until it's too late to get the help they need. Save your relationships and your health. Get help today.