Our family program is designed to educate families on addiction/recovery and initiate the healing process. Sometimes, due to their caring nature, families are focused on getting their loved one help that they begin to neglect their own needs. In most cases, families unknowingly begin to contribute to the problem through codependency and enabling, even though their intentions are born out of love and concern. While trying to cope with a loved one’s addiction, a family member could potentially respond with depressive symptoms, anxiety, fear, isolation, low self-worth, denial, grief, loss of control, strained relationships, and anger. These responses are also typical challenges for the loved one they are trying to help. Recovery improves when all who have been impacted by addiction accept help and take action to heal. As with any disease, some individuals are affected more than others, and it will be important for those impacted to start their own journey of healing.

Addiction is typically generational, and established ideas and beliefs can be barriers to getting help for families. It is vital to end the cycle of untreated addiction and help bring awareness to future generations of family, friends, and loved ones who may be impacted by addiction.

At Renewal Lodge, family programming is offered once a month. The program consists of education, counseling, and guidance to promote healing in the entire family system.