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Family Education Programs

Caron helps families dealing with an addict understand addiction, cope and heal.

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Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
A healing process for the entire family.

At Caron, we believe that the patient is the family and the family is the patient, meaning that families are just as deserving and in need of care as their addicted loved ones. Our interactive, educational Family Education Programs at Caron Pennsylvania allow families dealing with an addict to participate in the healing process. Through our programs, patients and families receive a solid understanding of addiction, coping skills, healthy boundaries, the process of enabling addiction and 12-Step programs. Not to mention, family participation empowers patients to maintain long-term sobriety. Statistics show that patients whose families participate in drug and alcohol rehab have lower relapse rates than those whose families are not involved.

What Are Key Components to Our Family Education Programs (FEP)

Caron helps families understand what the disease of addiction is and how it impacts every family member. Through our programs, we are able to bring families together during this difficult time.

Topics covered during family education programs inlcude:

  • Progression of addiction
  • How families are impacted by addiction
  • Introduction to 12-step programs
  • Building support systems and utilizing healthy coping skills
  • Enabling addiction vs. supporting recovery
  • Relapse
  • Healthy communication and boundaries
  • Transition from treatment to early recovery
  • Commitment to recovery

The next step.

After treatment, we encourage family members to attend Breakthrough experiential workshops on our Pennsylvania campus.

Facilitated by highly-trained clinical staff, these workshops help addicts and families build deeper connections and find greater happiness through psychodrama, role-play and hands-on activities.

Please note that family education programs are strongly encouraged and, in some cases, required for admission. 

All are welcome.

If you have a loved one who is not currently a patient at Caron and continues to struggle with addiction, your family is still eligible to participate in Caron’s Family Education Programs. Please contact us for more information. 

Please postpone your visit to Caron’s campus for chapel services, family education or other reasons if you are sick with the flu or experiencing flu-like symptoms.


Meet Our Staff

Anne-Marie Loose
Ann-Marie Loose
Director of Family Services