Few things adversely affect a family more than the fall out from addiction. It profoundly affects not only the addicted individual, but also the entire family, down to its most vulnerable members - the children. Often, families do not know how to deal with the disease and can unwittingly contribute to its progressive dysfunction.
In that sense, recovery and healing are most effective when all members of the family are involved in recovery. Through their involvement, families begin to understand the dynamics of the disease and its path for treatment.
That is why Pavillon has a long-standing philosophy of offering, and strongly encouraging, support and education for the entire family.
Patient behaviors change after treatment and this new behavior affects their families. When families learn to properly support their loved ones, they can ease their own suffering and promote total family healing.
The Family Program Provides:
- A much broader understanding of the disease and its impact
- An understanding of the approach to treatment as a road to recovery
- An exploration into family roles that enable dysfunction and other self-defeating patterns of behavior
- Tools to rebuild relationships and develop new attitudes and directions
The Children's Program
Helping Children Gain Positive Life Skills Through Support and Education
Pavillon believes that children equipped with knowledge and awareness about the devastating impact of drugs and alcohol will make better life choices. That is why Pavillon has taken an active role in supporting children affected by addiction.
Children of Addiction Program
This program is designed to empower children with healthy coping and communication skills. Early intervention and support can protect children, foster understanding and build lifelong resilience. In a safe, supportive atmosphere children are encouraged to express their feelings about the disease. Our Children's Program is prevention focused, and is available to any child ages 6 to 14 affected by a parent or relative addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
Key Messages Conveyed: 7 C's
- I didn't Cause it.
- I can't Cure it.
- I can't Control it.
- I can take better Care of myself by Communicating my feelings, making healthy Choices. Celebrating myself.