Sana Lake Family Program

Substance Use Disorder is Hard for Families to Watch

It can be devastating for families to watch their loved ones sink into the despair of addiction in the progression of substance use disorder (SUD).
You don’t have to be a blood relative to be impacted by someone’s substance use or mental health disorder. You may be a friend, acquaintance, co-worker, employer, professional, or member of the community. No matter what your relationship, being witness to the far-reaching effects of addiction can be overwhelming and even traumatizing.

Your well-being is important. You can recover, too.

Sana Lake Family Program

Addiction doesn’t happen in a bubble. Recovery doesn’t, either.

Our Family Program teaches you new tools and ways of dealing with the loss and heartbreak of your loved one’s substance use. No matter the outcome of your loved one’s treatment, and even if they aren’t being treated at all, we’ll support you in finding your own healing and wellness.

Our highly trained and credentialed Family Program team invite you to take part in this experiential group program, where you’ll commit to participate in:

  • 3-hour group sessions, one session per week for 8 weeks
  • A one-on-one follow-up counseling session

Using creative, impactful messaging and activities, our Family Program helps you understand the addictive illness and the dynamics of how the entire family and community is affected.

The Benefits of Our Family Program

You’ll learn in-depth about Substance Use Disorder, enabling, self-care, 12-step philosophies, family and relational dynamics, co-dependency, boundaries, and coping strategies.

Participation in group activities takes you through a series of topics, each building on the last and taking you through the program in a purposeful, sensible way.

  • Understanding the ways families and communities have been impacted by addiction
  • Recognizing family dynamics, patterns, and roles of family members
  • Understanding the addictive illness
  • Managing your emotions and relaxation techniques
  • Exploring strategies for effective, open communication
  • Examining the impact of grief and loss
  • Learning about attachment and detachment
  • Exploring codependency, enabling and denial
  • Establishing new patterns of relating
  • Applying wellness-based recovery concepts such as routine, sleep, nutrition, lifestyle balance
  • Embracing 12-step education in Families Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous philosophies
  • Finding personal meaning and spirituality in recovery
  • Examining issues of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

Our group leaders support, guide, and encourage you whenever needed as you move through the program toward healing and wellness.

Group Therapy: Healing Together

Building relationships and a strong support system are foundational to our recovery-oriented system of care when laying the foundation for sustainable recovery.

While some feel intimidated at first, group therapy in our Family Program provides a safe, enlightening, encouraging space in which you’ll share profound healing and the relief of recovery.

We have designed our Family Program to safely engage you with others in the group throughout the program.

There is a type of healing in groups that doesn’t happen with individual work. We’ve witnessed profound transformations in participants who took risks to connect with and learn to trust others who have exclaimed, in realization, “I do that too!” or “I feel that way!”

In our Family Program, you’ll learn that you really aren’t alone. There are others who are working through the same pain, finding hope and comfort in the group’s connection.

If you have a loved one in treatment, your Family Program will usually take place at the same time, though you’re welcome to attend at any time, before or after. With parallel treatment, you will both gain the tools and information you need to move into recovery-based wellness together.

Even if your loved one with substance use disorder is not in treatment, our Family Program is available to you. We support your health and wellness, no matter what. You are worth it.

Ongoing Support for Families

With ongoing supportive weekly groups, your recovery doesn’t end when your program, or your loved one’s treatment, has ended. As a Sana Lake member, please know that we’re here with you for the long haul.

Our Family Program is delivered virtually via Zoom at this time. Not only does this make our Family Program more accessible to those who aren’t able or can’t afford to travel to us. You’ll be able to create and relax into your own healing space, surrounding yourself with your own personal comforts as you take this courageous journey of self-discovery.

To create an atmosphere of safety and trust, we allow a maximum of 10 participants per session. Spaces fill up quickly, so we encourage you to contact us to sign up as soon as possible.

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Whether seeking help for yourself, a loved one, or one of your patients, our dedicated staff is available around the clock to provide you with as much information on our programs as you might need!