“The Weekend Family Days at the house opened my eyes to know that I wasn’t the only person feeling angst, fear, hurt and realizing the uselessness my efforts had on the diseases. I needed to get out of the way and focus on getting help for myself.” – Lisa R.
As an adjunct to family therapy sessions, a twice-monthly Family and Friends Program on Saturdays gives families the opportunity to interact with members of the treatment team and participate in a variety of presentations and activities. The program is designed to give individuals who can be a part of the patient’s support system assistance in understanding the concepts of addiction and its negative impact to begin the healing process. The program also provides the chance for family members to get to share with each other, receive support and interact with each other regarding their own support group participation and their own family member recovery plans.
About the program
Our program is an interactive, community experience that brings together residents and their loved ones for
meaningful engagement in a structured program. Not only are the people who are in treatment at the Herrington
Recovery Center going through a great deal, but very often so are their family members and friends.
We want families to be part of the treatment process.
Come for support and get vital information about addiction recovery. Children are welcome, depending on their maturity level. Each program includes a tasty, catered lunch. Speakers are inspiring and bring hope and encouragement. Come prepared to learn and grow.
Interactive, educational presentations are given on a rotating basis.
- Understanding the disease of addiction
- Identifying triggers and cravings and how we manage them
- Moving from the family illness of codependency and enabling into family recovery
- Understanding the Twelve Steps and working a program of recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous,
Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon family groups
- Understanding the relapse process and relapse prevention planning
- What patients and families can expect in treatment and recovery
Our program is held twice a month on the first and third Saturdays (except January, when it is held
the 2nd and 4th Saturdays) in the Herrington-McBride Alumni Association Room, located in the main hospital
building on the third floor.
We start promptly at 9 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive at 8:45 a.m. to find a seat, have a
cup of coffee, plus a snack, and relax.
Contact Ron Houssaye MA, LMFT, SAC-IT, family therapist and program host, for more information. Ron can
be reached at 800-767-4411 x1047 or 262-646-1047.