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Relapse Family Education

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1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:


2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old


graduated high school

3 Condition Information
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.

About the Program

Our Relapse Family Education Program is an interactive five-day workshop that helps patients and families address relapse prevention and further develop their commitment to recovery within a caring, committed family system. Families are provided with education regarding the progression of the disease and the relapse process. Caron’s commitment to families impacted by relapse and the progression of the disease of addiction includes: identifying attachment issues, capitalizing on resiliencies and strengths, building resources and recognizing patterns of relapse. The clinical team utilizes best practices along with 12-Step principles to address issues such as affect dysregulation, communication styles and stress reduction strategies.

Family members participate in process group work and experiential exercises, helping them identify healthy and unhealthy coping skills and behavioral patterns that exist within the family. The patients join the process for the final three days. This provides the families with the opportunity to explore how anger, fear and resentment have impacted their relationships and ability to communicate in an open and honest manner. The interactive program led by skilled clinicians affords families with the unique opportunity to develop comprehensive action plans that support ongoing long-term family recovery efforts. The goal of the programming is to:

  • Engage family members in identifying and evaluating the patient’s and family’s patterns of relapse
  • Understand the progression of addiction, addiction interaction disorders, core issues and their impact on the relapse process
  • Utilize the family’s resiliency and strengths to reinforce their commitment to recovery
  • Identify, through the use of Recovery Action Plans, specific steps to support recovery.
  • Restore hope