Our Family Education Program is held before family visitation. The first hour is Family Cross Talk, and the second hour is an educational lecture. Lecture topics include: Communication Skills, Disease Concept, Chemical Dependency and the Family, Relapse Prevention, Boundaries and Al-Anon. For specific days and times for family visitation for each of our programs, check our Visitation page.
The purpose of Family Education at Austin Recovery is to utilize the family's strengths and resources to find ways for the person who abuses alcohol or drugs to live without substances of abuse and to ameliorate the impact of chemical dependency on both the client and the family.
Family Education can help families become aware of their own needs and aid in the goal of keeping chemical dependency from moving from one generation to another.
Participation in Family Cross Talk and Family Education is mandatory for anyone who wishes to participate in visitation.
Recovery is a family affair. Everyone in the family is impacted by addictions. The Multi-Family group is designed to help the entire family develop new ways of relating, communicating and managing conflict. These skills will assist family members in maintaining sobriety.
In this group, families will learn about and discuss:
- Chemical dependency and recovery as a family
- New communication skills
- Healthy vs. unhealthy family behaviors
- Effects of enabling
- Relapse prevention
- Rebuilding the family
- Anger and conflict management
Multi-family Group meets Thursdays from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Austin Recovery’s Edith Royal campus. Contact us at (512) 697-8500 for more information.
When you, your child, and other family members and loved ones are involved with an addicted person, it can be overwhelming. You may feel confused, helpless, angry and frustrated. We have a resource for you – Austin Recovery’s Family Experience! Addressing the needs of family members and other loved ones is essential to their health and that of the addicted person. The Family Experience program at Austin Recovery is a three and a half day intensive experience at our Hicks Family Ranch in Buda that helps participants learn how addiction may have affected them. In understanding how the loved one’s own beliefs and experiences shape their behavior, new and healthier ways of coping can be identified. Participation for up to two loved ones is included in the cost of the 90-day Journey Program. Click here for more details.
Gateway to Recovery
Gateway to Recovery is a free educational series on Addiction and Recovery, offered every month except December. It is offered as the first step in helping people find and begin the healing process.
The first class in the series focuses on the topic of “What is Addiction?” and addresses use, abuse and dependence of drugs and alcohol, the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of addiction and the stages of change and recovery. The second class in the series focuses on the topic of “Help and Hope for the Family.” This seminar addresses addiction as a family disease and how it impacts each member of the family. We also talk about enabling behavior and codependency and survival roles and rules. Click here for dates, times, and more details.
Second Saturday Workshops
Our Second Saturday workshops are free to all members of the community and focus on addiction and recovery. National and local speakers present on current topics of interest ranging from Eating Disorders to Self Care and Boundaries to Soul-Based Psychology to In-depth Focus on Step Work and much more.
Second Saturday workshops are offered every month except December. Click here for an upcoming schedule and more details.