Rebuilding Trust, Reclaiming Relationships
Addiction and co-occurring disorders are family diseases. The effects of mental and behavioral disorders are seen throughout the family system. Family members put their own lives on hold to help the family member in need. This can lead to resentment and codependency, both of which are unhealthy and dangerous to the family members themselves.
Family members often develop their own symptoms relating to the disorder. Pre-occupation, attempts to control, sometimes hiding, sneaking and dishonesty begin to surface. Family members may exhibit elements of denial surrounding their own enabling or codependency, and can become detrimental to the relationship(s) that mean the most to them.
CAST understands and is here to provide help for both the individual and the family. Research has shown when addicted family members are supported by loved ones; they have a greater chance of success in the recovery process. Studies show that recovery is stronger and more effective when loved ones also seek help and support for themselves. Friends and families need a program to discover the facts about addiction and co-occurring disorders., and to recover from the traumatizing effects of loving someone who has this life-threatening illness.
CAST helps families in the following ways:
- Intensive family workshops
- Friends and family support group
- Solution-focused family therapy
A program designed exclusively for your family
When you love someone who is suffering from addiction or co-occurring disorders, you are on an emotional rollercoaster, and your family is in a constant state of crisis. It is critically important that loved ones learn about the disease, how it has affected not just the alcoholic/addict but everyone who loves the addict. Loved ones must learn how to begin their own healing process. The Intensive Family Workshop offers the family an opportunity to learn the basics about addiction and co-occurring disorders, how their behaviors and attitudes may have innocently enabled their loved one's addiction, and most importantly: what to do next. The Intensive Family Workshop provides an opportunity for your family to examine its unique dynamics and address core issues. At the Intensive Family Workshop, family members will learn specific techniques for improving relationships within the family . Participants acquire vital tools for healing family issues, exploring intimacy, enhancing communication and resolving conflict.
- The Neuroscience of Addiction
- How Crisis Effects the Family - How Families Can Recover
- Codependency, Enabling and Detachment
- Developing Healthy Boundaries
- How to Improve Communication and Resolve Family Conflicts
- Surviving the First Year of Recovery
- Recognizing the Red Flag of Relapse
All family members, including children nine years or older, as well as adult children, friends, and extended family can benefit from this program. The Intensive Family Workshop is presented in a 1-3 day format, and can be facilitated at a convenient location of your choice or at the CAST Office in Santa Monica, California.