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Family Program

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Re-integrating back into a family is one of the most important stages of the recovery process. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches recognizes that addiction is a disease in which the whole family suffers, and from which the whole family can heal. We offer a family weekend program to help families learn more about their role in the recovery of their loved one, while repairing their relationships. 

The Family Weekend Program 

Families Take an Active Role in their Loved One’s Recovery: Our Family Weekend Program is a 3 day program for up to three family members to participate in free of charge. Days are cumulative in content and activity, so it’s important that family members are able to attend for all 3 days. The program ends with a meeting between the patient, their loved one and their loved one's primary therapist. Patients will only attend an hour each day due to their very full treatment schedules.

Program Overview 

  • Addiction education, where participants join other family groups and learn about their role in their loved one’s recovery.

  • Participants learn how their behavior has affected their loved one’s addiction and how the latter has impacted their lives. This also includes an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous and an exploration of the family dynamic. Families are given a homework assignment to complete the next day.

  • Families learn how anger affects their lives and how their past has contributed to their handling of their loved one’s addiction.

  • Through a series of exercises, families continue their healing by releasing their emotions. This gives family members the opportunity to practice the process of letting go. They also start establishing healthy communication and boundaries.

  • Coping skills and self-care. It is difficult to distinguish between caring for someone and caretaking. By Friday, the participants have a thorough understanding of this concept. The Family program includes a private session with their loved one and the primary therapist. 

 

Family Weekend Program Dates

2017

  • January 21-23
  • February 18-20
  • March 25-27
  • April 22-24
  • May 27-29
  • June 17-19
  • July 29-31
  • August 26-28
  • September 23-25
  • October 21-23
  • November 18-20
  • December 16-18

The location of our Family Weekend Program is:

2976 S. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
 

Accommodations

Doubletree

4431 PGA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
(561) 622-2260

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Tel: (561) 694-5833 Fax: (561) 694-5829

Hampton Inn

8205 Lake Worth Rd
Lake Worth, FL 
561-472-5980

The Royal Inn Hotel

675 Royal Palm Beach Blvd
Royal Palm Beach, Fl 33411
561-793-3000

La Quinta Inn

5981 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, Fl  33417
561-697-3388

Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham

301 Lamberton Dr
West Palm Beach Fl 33401
561-472-7000

Colonial Village Motel

7448 Lake Worth Rd
Lake Worth, Fl  33467
561-965-6610

Treetops Motel

5475 Lake Worth Rd
Greenacres, Fl  33463
561-965-2106

The Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach

100 S. Ocean Blvd
Lake Worth, FL 33462
561-540-4924

Four Seasons Resort

2800 s. Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, Fl  33480
561-582-2800

Omphoy Hotel

2842 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, Fl  33480
561-540-6450

Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast

109 N. Golfview Rd
Lake Worth, FL  33460
561-582-1090

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

2870 South Ocean Blvd
Palm Beach, Fl  33480
561-582-2585

When a loved one is suffering from addiction, taking the extra steps to honestly confront your role as a family and how you can work to repair your relationship could make a lasting impact on the recovery of the addicted family member. Call (844) 381-8670 to learn more about our Family Weekend Program.

Infographic: Family Program

This infographic delves into the damage that substance abuse can inflict upon entire families by presenting evidence compiled by various sources, including the Child Welfare League of America and the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. Some of the data presented includes the statistic that over 50,000 babies per year are negatively affected by maternal alcohol abuse in the US. In addition, this infographic points out that 80% of all child abuse and neglect cases involve substance abuse. It concludes by listing the various roles that are often assumed by different family members whose lives are touched by family substance abuse. All of these facts make a strong argument for the importance of family-based programs to tackle the problem of substance abuse in America.

Infographic using an cartoon of a family with father drinking and yelling to illustrates how drug & alcohol abuse affects everyone in the family
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Sources: 
  • Mitchell, Dale, Tencza & Tencza study, 1994
  • The Child Welfare League of America
  • Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services