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At The Meadows, our Family Week Program takes place during the fourth week of the patient treatment process. During Family Week, family members and significant others are invited on campus to actively participate in their loved one’s recovery process.
In the weeks prior to Family Week, patients discover that much of their current dysfunctional behavior stems from past traumas. We believe family should play a major role in the process of resolving that trauma; Family Week provides an opportunity for patients and their families to understand their family origin and current family systems, and begin the healing process together.
The group setting - family members, patients, and their family counselor - allows for an open and honest reflection of the behavior patterns that contributed to a patient’s unhealthy lifestyle. Patients and their families learn how to better communicate, support each other emotionally, and establish appropriate boundaries. This collaboration fosters the healing process and brings the family closer together. It has also been proven as a significant factor in long-term healing and recovery.
The Meadows’ world-renowned experts have been teaching for decades about the impact that an addict’s behaviors have on the family. Family Week is an important time dedicated to healing those relationships.
For years, patients have told us how Family Week has changed their lives. To learn more about how our Family Week Program can help heal your loved one and your family, contact us at 800-244-4949.