It is no secret that drug and/or alcohol addiction affects the entire family. It is not uncommon for people suffering from addiction to become isolated from family members by lying, stealing, and doing hurtful things to the ones they love. Family members may experience hurt, disappointment and disruption in their lives as a result of their loved one’s disease.
IBH Addiction Recovery Center provides free family education classes designed to assist in the full journey of recovery and those affected by the disease. A series of six classes is presented on a six week schedule, and deals with the disease of addiction and its effect on the family.
- Week 1: What is Addiction?
- Week 2: Addiction: A Disease
- Week 3: What is Treatment?
- Week 4: When They Come Home
- Week 5: Addiction: A Family Disease
- Week 6: Effective Communication
Who should attend the family education classes?
Weekly participation is required for all family members (spouses, partners, parents, children, siblings, other relatives) and friends, over the age of 13, planning to visit loved ones at IBH Addiction Recovery Center. Participants must be approved by the current IBH client they are wishing to visit.
When are family education classes held?
Classes are held every Sunday in the Therapy Building Auditorium.
New class participants are required to attend an orientation session scheduled to start at 12:30 PM, to begin their first week of classes.
Please direct any questions concerning Family Education Classes to Rick Bechter at (330) 644-4095, ext.355, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.