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Family Education and Counseling

Northland’s family addiction counseling program believes family involvement is an essential component of addiction recovery and we strongly encourage all willing family members to participate in our weekly Family Education Group. This program is run by behavioral and addiction specialists and is designed to help family members grow in recovery with their loved one through education about the disease and its impact on the family. Family group is offered in two 3-hour sessions per week: Tuesdays from 6-9pm and Saturdays from 9am to noon. Drug and alcohol abuse education, co-dependency, enabling behaviors, anger management, and family dynamics are just a few examples of topics covered. Individual family sessions with an addiction specialist or licensed social worker are also offered as needed to facilitate the counseling process.

These sessions enable patients and families to understand the disease of the brain known as addiction, why drugs/alcohol have such a hold over one’s life, and how families and patients can make small but important changes to break the cycle of addiction. Family education and counseling sessions are an important time for both patients and families to develop a strong, positive family dynamic to carry on through the recovery process. It is an opportunity to speak in a safe environment about the emotions surrounding the recovery process, and can provide a neutral space for both patients and families. Contact Northland to learn more about our addiction specialists and their qualifications.