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Father & Son Recovery Retreats 

BlueRidge Balance Family Enhancement Program is a four day, focused therapy and education retreat that takes placein the majestic Blue Ridge Mountians of Asheville, NC.  The program has space for up to ten participants.

The group sessions are designed as learning tools for family members who have struggled with a loved one’s addiction. Session are facilitated by Certified Addictions Specialists who have years of experience in the treatment field and who can inspire, educate and offer hope in equal measure.

Participants will develop and take away their own individual Recovery Plan and have the opportunity to meet and form a network of support with others families. It is anticipated that family members will come away with renewed hope and concrete tools to not just survive but continue to thrive despite the presence of addiction in their respective families. There will be opportunity to learn, grown and relax and reflect in the course of the Family Weekend.

As Addiction takes hold of an individual, it becomes the main motivating factor in their life, most often at the cost of all that was important to them including familial relationships. No one is prepared for this and it is difficult to comprehend. Many family members begin to question themselves, wondering where they went wrong: yelling, crying, begging, fixing, ignoring, and trying only that much harder to stop the pain and save their loved one.

Our four day Family Enhancement Program where friends and family can enter into their own journey of healing from this devastating disease and begin to experience the hope of recovery.

In keeping with our abstinence model we ask that all participants refrain from any mind or mood altering substances, including drugs and alcohol and also refrain from smoking, vaping, or using nicotine replacement products for the duration of the weekend.

Topics Include:

  • Family Systems

  • Co-dependency

  • Boundaries

  • Enabling

  • Communication

  • Family Dynamics

  • Wellness Wheel

  • Self-Care

  • Recovery Planning

  • Recovery Community Networking

Family Addiction Treatment Program Objectives:

 1.Education: Family dynamics are the patterns of relating, or interactions, between family members. Each family system and its dynamics are unique, although there are some common patterns. All families have some helpful and some unhelpful dynamics.  We will learn about Family Systems, Family Roles and dynamics and Co-dependency in a way that helps you understand behaviours that helped us survive but do not keep us well. These teaching will help participants have a good understanding of survival behaviours and ways to make changes necessary to help our loved ones and ourselves.

 2. Recovery Planning: You will be guided through a process of developing an Recovery Enhancement Action Plan.  “REAP”. This Plan will help each individual identify a few small and easily accomplished steps to take away and practice. You will need to set aside time each day to reflect on your reasons for making this change. You will develop guidelines in establishing your personal goals, a good place to start is at the retreat.  On a daily basis, you can review how you are doing. What is working? What isn’t? Revise your plan as you go.

3. Networking & Resources: You are not alone! Developing new connections and resources to help each participant when returning home. With the help of the group you will develop a support system tailored to your needs and know where to go to stay connected to support.

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