Our family therapy workshops are designed specifically to help our young adults and their families to better understand the disease of addiction as it relates to your unique family. Family workshops are carefully orchestrated to incorporate the individual needs of multiple families at various stages of healing. During a three to four day process the family is guided through a series of activities towards a healthier base of communication.
About Our Family Weekend
During our meet and greet dinner Friday evening you will get a chance to meet the staff you have been communicating with since your son or daughter arrived. This is also a chance to get to know the other families that you will be spending time with over the weekend. The next two days are spent with therapeutic staff to work through the negative impact of the events that led your family to this place and begin to heal as your child transitions to an independent and healthy life. We understand the need to feel heard and supported by everyone through this process and therefore endeavor to make this workshop unbiased and as warm as possible for the family and the client.
“Thanks to the family therapy workshop team I now have a better understanding of my son’s actions during his addiction and our relationship has begun to heal now that the door of communication is open.” – Jane, Sober College Parent
Family Therapy Workshop Goals
It is our goal in the Sober College Family Workshops to give you information about the disease of addiction and to help you discover how, and to what extent, you and your family have been affected. You will also be given the tools such as the Alcoholics Anonymous / Al-Anon / 12-steps to help restore your family to a healthy, functioning system. After the workshop is over, we encourage you to continue your own personal healing through the techniques that you will learn over the weekend. All members of the family, over 14, are welcome and encouraged to join.
“My initial reaction to the family workshop was: No, I’ve already done this before; it’s my son’s problem. But the Sober College approach was warm, welcoming and accepting and I never felt persecuted or misunderstood.” – Tom, Sober College Parent
*NOTE: We are not a licensed mental health or psychiatric facility*