Crestview Family Workshop

three women talk in family programOur family program is an interactive and relationship-based program that helps heal and reconnect families.

Proactively engaged family members can serve as a key part of the treatment process for their loved one. Crestview Family Workshop provides an effective model for positive change in family dynamics and relationships.

It is natural for family members to feel apprehensive at the thought of joining a family program with their loved one in recovery. You may feel saturated and overwhelmed with information about addiction. If this is not your loved one’s first recovery attempt, it can further complicate such emotions.

At Crestview Family Workshop, our experienced Facilitators provide the family with real hope grounded in the latest in neurobiology and research. The science around addiction is ever-evolving and changing; we update and adjust our therapies to reflect the latest evidence-based treatment.

What Our Family Program Can Teach You

We don’t believe there is a single right way to recovery for all individuals. On the contrary, the way to recovery is distinct to the families and the person struggling with addiction. We provide the education, skills and therapeutic benefits key to changing family relationships for the better.

The focus at Crestview’s Family Workshop is on healing the family connections and relationships, rather than on managing the disease. By examining family relationships, we cultivate the skills the family needs to move forward.

Unlike addiction, families can control their relationships. At Crestview Family Workshop we help you learn how.

Family Workshop Facilitators provide a clear understanding of addiction’s impact on the entire family system and what is necessary to heal the relationship.

By focusing on the relationship, rather than the drug or alcohol, the person in recovery has less compulsion to use. Current neurobiology research indicates that if the person in recovery has a positive connection with their loved ones, the desire to use drugs or alcohol is diminished.

But, it takes education and skills development to heal relationships. Through the Crestview Family Workshop, families can develop the inter-relational and collaborative problem-solving strategies that allow families to recover.

Therapeutic Strategies & Topics

The three-day Family Workshop focuses on the following interactive therapeutic strategies and topics:

  • Coping methods – learning new ways to interact.
  • Shame and stigma – how it affects both the family member and client.
  • Self-care – how to practice in daily life.
  • Brain chemistry – time for rebalancing.
  • Communication models – practicing non-violent methods of communicating.
  • Expectation management – connecting within new boundaries.

While many treatment centers provide a lecture-based family program, Crestview Recovery Workshop offers an interactive and experiential model.

The Workshop begins on a Friday afternoon when families meet members of your loved one’s clinical team, including caseworkers and therapists. Midday Saturday loved one’s join their family for experiential exercises. On the last day, family members and their loved one work together on a special project giving them an opportunity to begin their connection in a new and non-threatening manner.

Crestview Family Workshop is held every 6 weeks. Parents, siblings, spouses and significant others are encouraged to attend.

The Workshop is co-facilitated by Jennifer Stratton, LPC, CADCI and Lynn Emmons LCSW, RN, CADCI. Both therapists have extensive experience in the addiction field and facilitating family groups. Call 866.262.0531 today to learn more about our family therapy options.