Family members enjoy a Family Program designed to support, educate, and guide family members in the recovery process. The Family Program meets every Monday Night from 6-7:30 pm. We consider family members to be a critical part of the recovery process for all our patients. Additionally, family members are included in sessions during the course of treatment as it is clinically indicated to support the patient and the family.
The Family Program exposes and educates family members to early recovery issues and strives to assist family members in developing recovery support coping skills through clinically driven experiential activities, educational groups and process groups. Therapeutic exposure includes meeting with the Clinical Director and master’s level clinicians, substance abuse counselors and program staff.
Family members are also exposed to the multifaceted issues across a continuum from use, to abuse, to being chemically dependent. Family members learn about the five primary dimensions in chemical dependence: tolerance (e.g. it takes more of the drug to get the same results), withdrawal (e.g. to stop use will cause a physical and psychological response), drug seeking behaviors (e.g. regular interest and commitment neglected due to drug seeking), inability to regulate use (e.g. use more than what was intended), and continued use despite negative consequences.
Perhaps the most profound aspect of the Phoenix Difference is our approach. While we are extremely deliberate in educating and supporting the client in disease management and better equipping them with the skills of developing a stable recovery capital experience, our focus distinguishes us as unique. Our focus is centered upon the spiritual meaning making, seeking, and fulfillment aspects of the human experience. Critical to the health, wellness, and thriving in the human condition is the process of having the “inner ear,” the capacity to discover what one believes in themselves and life, to draw upon gifts, strengths and support systems to pursue those goal directed meaning pursuits. To this end, our treatment is extremely individualized, with treatment objectives being largely defined by those awakenings and pursuits that exist within each client.