Family program and visitation
At CADAS, family is a vital part of recovery from alcohol and drugs. Every client, as a part of his/her individualized treatment program, is given the opportunity to participate in a multi-day family program. Clients meet in a small group setting with other clients and the family counselor to start processing family issues and concerns at it impacts a client’s recovery. One day during the family week, family members are encouraged to attend (9:00am- 4:00PM) and start the healing process with their family member in treatment.
CADAS also conducts a weekly education program for family members of clients in the continuum of care. It is important that family members regain control of their lives and with the help of our counselors in group or individual therapy sessions, family members can learn to recognize the signs of addiction, set boundaries and find strength during the long and difficult recovery process.
In addition, the program helps clients and their loved ones see the roles that family issues play in choices and behaviors. Addiction requires a huge amount of energy from the family members, hence the classes help to explain to family members how they can experience recovery independence with their loved one in treatment
The CADAS Family Program is scheduled every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Family members may visit residents after attending the session (visitation time is 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm).
The educational topics include:
• Disease Concept
• Family Systems
• Communication & Feelings