Addiction impacts the whole family as a system, not just the person struggling with the condition. Providing unconditional love and support for your loved one during these difficult times can be overwhelming and highly stressful. At mountainside, we believe in supporting and strengthening the family as we understand your selfless endeavors saving your loved ones comes at a cost, the cost of family’s own wellness.
Our virtual family wellness workshop is one of our many efforts to directly provide support for the families without any added cost. It is a monthly series of workshops that will provide space for the family members to safely ask questions, share and learn about some of the most pivotal aspects of recovery and addiction treatments.
The workshop series is offered two times a month from 5 – 6 pm throughout the year. The topics for the workshops range from the Neurobiology of Addiction to Healing Relationships. There are no commitments involved for the series, you may choose to do it all or the one that fit your needs the most. After each workshop, Mountainside has a virtual Support group available at 6:30 pm for you to attend in conjunction with the workshop to help create a supportive environment for you and building a network of shared experiences.
The Illness to Wellness workshop families will learn how the condition of addiction can impact functions and dysfunctions of the family system. During this time, we will review Virginia Satir’s perspectives on family wellness in terms of communication within the family system, and the 4 types of helpful and unhelpful communication styles that influences the transition between illness and wellness.
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