Family Program
Family Program

Family Program

Our family program is designed to educate families on addiction/recovery and initiate the healing process. Sometimes, due to their caring nature, families are so 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.
Tharin Smith
“Renewal Lodge is where one finds a sense of identity, sense of purpose and freedom.”
~ Tharin Smith, Director of Alumni Services

What It Feels Like

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.
Doug Wade, LMFT

“Our goal at Renewal Lodge is to embrace the family system as quickly as possible, because we believe that early intervention for the family is critical to the recovery process.”

~ Doug Wade, LMFT, Family Program Director

Ending The Cycle & Living Again

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 the disease.

At Renewal Lodge, family programming is offered once a month.

Led by Peter Piraino, LMSW, LCDC, and Doug Wade, LMFT, our 2-day Family Program consists of education, counseling, and guidance to promote healing in the entire family system.

Mindfulness in Recovery + 12 Steps

Mindfulness helps our clients awaken to their mental, emotional, and physical potential.

Aftercare + Discharge Planning

We create discharge and aftercare plans that promote individualized attention to the unique needs of every client.

Quit the mind and the soul will speak.

~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati