Family Support Programme
We know that loved ones of those suffering from addiction need support almost as much as the sufferers themselves. The Cedars offers a unique Family Support Programme to facilitate this. Family members become frustrated with a repetitive cycle where the abnormal has become normal – leading to feelings of loneliness, hopelessness and desperation.
Often the first step to a solution for all concerned is an understanding of the disease of addiction and a concrete plan of action for the family and the addict. The Journey to Freedom series provides just that!
These sessions are also ideal for professionals, or anyone who may be interested in learning more about addiction and addiction treatment.
Modules and costs
The course consists of 8 two-hour sessions, alternatively on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. This programme runs from 9 July to 27th August 2022. R450-00 per person per session or R3 000-00 upfront for all 8 sessions, a R600 saving.
Addiction Theory 1
- Is it an illness or a choice?
- Characteristics and symptoms.
- Criteria for abuse, dependence and addiction.
- Types of abused drugs.
- Drug use stages.
- Treatment options.
Addiction Theory 2
- Stages of Change Model.
- Recovery options for the addict.
- Stages of Recovery.
- Tools and solutions for sustainable recovery.
- Why is addiction a family illness?
- Common symptoms and effects on the family unit.
- Am I affected if I don’t abuse substances?
- Tools and support structures for the family.
To best understand Addiction Theory, it is strongly suggested to attend Session 1 and 2 of the series.
- Do you put the needs of others over your own personal needs?
- Do you put all your energy in to helping others?
- Are you consumed with getting the addict or alcoholic to stop drinking or using drugs?
- Say what you mean and mean what you say.
- Identify specific communication problems.
- Do I enable?
- Why is enabling harmful to an addict or alcoholic?
- How do I stop enabling?
- What is a boundary?
- Symptoms of ignored boundaries.
- Healthy boundary setting.
- Benefits of boundary setting.
- Tools and guidelines for setting effective boundaries
- What is detachment and why is it so difficult to apply to the addict or alcoholic?
- How to not create or react to a crisis.
- Recognise and stop enabling behaviour.
- Learn how to prioritise your own needs.
Please fill in your details below. Zoom links will be sent to you based on the modules you select. The course runs from 9th July to 27th August. R450-00 per person per session or R3 000-00 upfront for all 8 sessions, a R600 saving.