Our Family Program

Our Family Program

Addiction doesn’t just affect the person who is using drugs or alcohol; it is a family disease that impacts spouses, parents, children and extended family members. Studies show that family involvement in primary treatment improves long-term recovery outcomes and helps to restore the family system. That’s why Vista Taos Renewal Center provides comprehensive family programming to all of our residents and their loved ones.

Family Support Seminars

The Family Program seminars at Vista Taos supports recovery by providing family members and significant others opportunities to gain awareness, insight, and healing through interactive and experiential sessions. Through active participation clients and their families and dynamics explore issues including:

  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Enabling Behaviors
  • Forgiveness & Reconciliation

Family members are strongly encouraged to attend the three-day seminar to understand and experience how family dynamics influence addiction and the health of each family member.

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Vista Taos advocates involvement with Al-Anon to help family members find understating and support.

Below is an example of what families can expect during our Family Program:

Day 1
9:00 am: Family Orientation
10:15 am: Addiction Education
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Recovery group therapy
2:30 pm: Homework to assist with recovery

Day 2
9:00 am: Review homework and discuss effective communication
10:00 am: Psychodrama therapy
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Discussion on the disease model and addiction
2:30 pm: Family counseling
4:00 pm:Family meditation work
5:00 pm: Family dinner

Day 3
9:00 am: Relapse Prevention
10:00 am: Summary discussion
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:45 pm: Wrap up
2:00 pm: Family outing