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Parent & Family Support Groups

Being part of a likeminded community makes all the difference when it comes to coping with a loved one’s addiction.

Involving family members every step of the way.

At Caron, the patient is the family and the family is the patient. We believe that families do not cause addiction, however, as a result of the parallel impact of addiction, family members need support and guidance to develop their own program of recovery.

Caron Renaissance provides integrated and comprehensive family involvement throughout their treatment programs.We engage family members into the full treatment experience, individually designing programming to help families and their loved ones break the cycle of addiction, heal the past and embrace the family recovery process.

A family therapist and a primary therapist are assigned to each family.During the course of your loved one’s treatment, you will receive weekly phone calls from both allowing you to stay apprised of and be involved in your loved one’s treatment planning, clinical issues and interventions. You’ll also gain further guidance and direction toward breaking maladaptive ways of coping with addiction and how to begin to resolve issues.

Find a support group near you

At Caron, we can help you build a treatment program that meets your needs.

What to Expect When Attending a Support Group

  • This is not a group led by professional addiction counselors.
  • All members support each other.
  • Confidentiality is crucial to the support process. What is discussed in the meeting should remain in the meeting.
  • The groups provide support to those who have dealt with or are dealing with addiction. They do not judge or give advice.
  • The other group members will tell their stories, which are likely to be similar to yours. Their stories and experiences may provide you with new insights into your own recovery.  Stories will entail both recovery and relapse.
  • The group may encourage you to share your story and seek their help. They help themselves by helping you.
  • You will hear and see hope in recovery.
  • There may be educational speakers.

After the meeting, there is time to talk to each other. This is a great time to receive individual feedback and support and bond as a recovery community

Other group members will reach out to you.

  • Group members will provide phone numbers and emails.
  • You will have the opportunity to ask for help. So please ask!
  • The group is not a 12-Step meeting; however, the support groups embrace the 12-Step philosophy as many of the members also work a 12-Step program.
  • Each meeting is different. It is best to attend a few meetings before you decide if the meeting is a good fit for you.
  • You will be offered the opportunity to join a Caron support email list. This will provide you with information regarding Caron events in your local area.
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