New Found Life Family Program
Addiction to alcohol or other drugs is an illness that has a profound effect on both the individual and his or her family. We believe that family involvement is an integral part of treatment because lasting recovery requires a strong support system, which starts with family. New Found Life offers help for family members through our Family Program which includes:
- Individual and group counseling
- Multi-family groups
- Educational sessions on recovery, substance abuse and relapse prevention
- Introduction to the 12-step program
- Equine therapy
Family Forum Education Series
New Found Life’s Family Forum comprises education sessions presented by renowned clinicians, professionals and experts in the field of recovery. We cannot stress enough the importance of a family’s continued participation in their loved one’s recovery. Our Family Forum is an excellent opportunity for families to meet one another, learn about the nature of addiction and its effects on the family, and acquire the tools to support their loved one in recovery.
After the forum, families get one-on-one time with their loved one, which may include counseling sessions, and the day concludes with a 12-step meeting, which is an integral component of our treatment philosophy and Family Program.
The Family Forum is held on the last Saturday morning of every month. The forum is free to attend, but registration is required.
Family Afterwards Meeting
Our Family Afterwards Meeting is structured similarly to a 12-step meeting. This meeting is an excellent opportunity for people to get a better understanding of how our treatment program works and what it’s like to be a New Found Life client.
Families are encouraged to attend, as the meeting exposes them to the 12-step way of life that may prove to be precisely what people need for spiritual growth. It offers a chance for friends and family explore Alcoholics Anonymous on their own and help them address and cope with their own issues.
The Friends & Family Meeting is held on the last Saturday of each month at 8 p.m. a Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Long Beach, CA. The meeting is open to everyone, especially family members.
We encourage family members to be involved with their loved one’s recovery as often as they can, as long as it’s appropriate. Individual and group family counseling sessions are offered at New Found Life’s treatment center. Or, if you cannot travel to us, we can conduct counseling sessions over the phone.
Family counseling enables participants to share their feelings about addiction and how they have been personally affected in a healthy, productive way. If your loved one is currently receiving treatment with New Found Life, contact their primary counselor for more information about our family counseling services.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Addiction is a family disease. Anyone whose family has suffered the effects of alcoholism or drug addiction knows full well the constant burden of emotional strain and pressure. Nothing will give you greater relief than the understanding and warm-heartedness you will find in an Al-Anon Family Group. Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their shared problems. The new perspective these meetings offer can help change your family’s attitude
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. They do this by practicing the 12-steps and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics. New Found Life can connect your family to Al-Anon groups in Long Beach and your community.
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Helping Families Heal
It’s so important for families to be involved in their loved one’s treatment because it not only improves their understanding of addiction but because family serves as a built-in support system. When someone has a strong foundation of support from family and friends, it vastly improves their chances of permanent sobriety.
We encourage families to get involved with their loved one’s treatment as soon as it’s clinically appropriate. For more information about our Family Program, contact us online.