All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
Moving towards the decision to enter treatment is a challenging decision to make. Both clients and families should be congratulated for having the courage to take this important first step. Research indicates that substance abuse disorders are a brain disease, not a moral shortcoming. As such, these issues do not get better without comprehensive treatment which includes treating all issues that clients may be facing, such as mental health issues and the ongoing effects that trauma may have on an individual.
While recovery and treatment for our clients is incredibly important, Red Oak Recovery and The Willows believe that working with the entire family system is just as important. Our families work with a designated Family Support Therapist who is separate from their loved one’s primary therapist so that the family can work towards their own healing and growth.
A two-day Family Workshop is held each month that includes a mix of education, experiential learning, multi-family group work, and processing. Red Oak clinicians and staff spend time discussing the disease of addiction, codependency, Al-Anon, mental health issues, trauma, and how to establish healthy boundaries. Weekly phone calls between the family and their therapist are held in addition to weekly educational webinars. When appropriate, Family Intensives are scheduled where the client and family come together for an in-person session with the client’s therapist and the family therapist to work on how to come back together as a united family unit.
The Red Oak Family Program is designed to support family members and to develop awareness around how the relationship with their loved one will grow and change throughout the recovery process. Families learn strategies for strengthening their relationships while focusing on their own healing. The engagement of the entire family is crucial in creating a healthy, functioning family system that is able to support loved ones in early recovery
About Red Oak Recovery
Red Oak Recovery and The Willows at Red Oak are located in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Asheville, NC, and is the result of extensive experience and research for developing highly effective programming to create a foundation of long-term recovery for young adults. The Willows is dedicated to woman-only programming uniquely blends quality clinical care, adventure and experiential therapy. Both types of programming include 12 Step work and social skills development to create positive and lasting change.