21 Jun COPAC Family Care Program Lays Foundation for Family Rebuild
by Sharon Moore, Counselor for the Family Care Program
From the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, page 82, we read, “The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough. He is like the farmer who came up out of his cyclone cellar to find his home ruined. To his wife he remarked, Don’t see anything the matter here, Ma. Ain’t it grand the wind stopped blowing?”
Families often think the wind quit blowing, we survived and now “they” are in treatment. Our part is over, now “they” will fix “them”. Does this sound familiar? Most folks think that the problem is “theirs” and our life will be good if they take the necessary steps. So there’s more to it than that? Then how can we help restore the family, repair the damage and reconstruct our lives based on living life with the recovering addict/alcoholic?
The Family Care Program at COPAC, Inc., is designed to help lay the foundation necessary for you to rebuild. The foundation is laid with there pertinent processes: educate, encounter and enlighten. Education includes the latest findings in addiction from Medical Director Lloyd Gordon III, M.D., who will explain the medical, disease and the neurobiological components of addiction. J. Stacy Hughes, PhD., CEO, will review the COPAC program as well as the social environmental conditions that contribute to the disease and the symptoms that define it.
Encounter your loved one in facilitated group therapy, inspired by trainers who have experienced active addiction at a personal and at a family level and who have practiced the principles of Al Anon Family Groups and Alcoholics Anonymous. Listen as they share their stories of relapse and reconciliation. Your encounter sessions will include listening as the truth in uncovered with a detailed presentation of their drug history, discover how you contributed with enabling actions and discard ways of thinking that include myths, misinformation and misplaced pathos. Learn the warning signs of relapse using Gorski’s model of identification, better understand detachment and review why it is suggested that you work a personal program of recovery.
Attend an Al Anon meeting while at the 5 day Family Care Program and take an enabling inventory. Understanding without experience is helpful, but dedication and practice to your personal plan of recovery is the most beneficial and the most rewarding in attaining fulfillment of your goals and ideals and freedom never before experienced.
In a private individual session with the primary therapist who has been managing the care of your loved one, gain additional insights and review the treatment team recommendation for continuum of care.
Experience enlightenment through the
COPAC FAMILY CARE PROGRAM
“In discipline and honesty there is freedom“
For further information, contact:
Director of Admissions
601-829-2500 or 844.242.0036