Family-focused education and treatment are an essential part of our mission here at Wellington Retreat. We believe that by working collaboratively, we can help your loved ones make even more progress in treatment. Therefore, every couple of months we host our Family Weekend Program, where our patients’ families are invited to come and invest in their loved one’s recovery.
We know that psychiatric and addictive diseases have a huge impact on the entire family system and we would like you to know that we are here to help provide support and hope. Our program is designed to empower family members with education, support, and positive ways to cope during all levels of treatment, as well as life after.
Many parents and family members report that the weeks prior to their loved one entering treatment are filled with anxiety, fear, anger, and stress. Many family members become so focused on the person with the addiction or psychiatric problem that they lose the ability to take care of themselves.
At our weekend program you will learn. We bring to you expert guest speakers who open your eyes to many different aspects of addiction, mental illness, and recovery. Our treatment team, including our Medical Director and CEO Dr. Robert A. Moran, will answer all of your questions and provide you with information regarding the latest scientific updates on the evidence-based treatments we provide.
Goals of the Family Program
- Understand addiction and the brain
- Understand the signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
- Understand the impact addiction has had on themselves and their family
- Understand the treatment and recovery process
- Learn about 12-step programs: AA, NA, Al-Anon, Nar-Anon
- Identify and develop a recovery support system
- Develop healthy coping skills
- Improve communication and restore trust
- Help learn how to support a positive clean and sober lifestyle
Overall, we are committed to providing families with a safe and comfortable place to share their own personal strengths, hopes and fears. Therefore, it is important to reinforce that all information by any participant is strictly confidential. We thank you for giving of yourself to help your loved one and your family walk through the journey of recovery, one step and one day at a time.
Click below to watch our Family Day Lecture, it is broken into 6 parts:
To continue to enhance communication with family members, we have a family program email contact list. By providing us with your contact information, family members will be eligible to receive regular updates and announcements about treatment at Wellington Retreat. To join please complete the following contact information listed below and click submit.