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Family Recovery – Freedom from Another’s Addiction
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm$30
Family Recovery – Freedom from Someone’s Addiction through Grace
No one comes into this world knowing how to deal effectively with the addiction of a loved one. Fortunately, a process of recovery is also available to the family members and significant others of addicts to promote their own health and healing. This process involves becoming consciously aware of the specific ways in which addiction affects families and relationships and learning a new set of skills that must be practiced on an ongoing basis.
Progress in recovery requires learning how to go through a certain degree of discomfort and pain—as in no pain, no gain. Like other areas of life, the greatest growth comes from pushing yourself to go beyond the boundaries of the boxes of familiarity and comfort that you have constructed for yourself. This is a journey that can help you learn how to be okay within yourself no matter what is going on outside of you, and regardless of whether or not your addicted loved one ever finds their own recovery.
This day is a discussion of the experience of living with someone who is experiencing addiction, as a child, parent, and or spouse and the lasting impact of this experience if something is not different. How does this development within the family system and how the whole family can recover and learn to be happy joyous and free?
This program is an upstairs Blue Room program. Seating is limited. Includes lunch.
Presenter: Jacynth Pelland, LCSW, ACSW, LCADC, CJC. Jass specializes in Addiction Therapy, Counseling, and Social Work.
Online registration for this program is suspended. Please call OLC at (860) 677-8519 for more information.