Celebrating Families in Recovery

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Dawn and OrionPhoenix House is known for treating the whole person, not just his or her addiction. But we don’t stop there; we also guide the whole family through their loved one’s recovery process, with the help of an innovative new program called “Celebrating Families!” (CF).

The clients and staff at Phoenix House’s Demeter House in Arlington, Virginia, are excited to implement this evidence-based, multi-family skill building curriculum, which focuses on whole family recovery while also addressing issues of domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect. The program, which offers a support group model specifically tailored for families in which one or both parents have a serious problem with alcohol or other drugs, is listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and has also been translated and culturally adapted by a team of Hispanic program experts.

This month, Demeter House staff members were thrilled to welcome Rosemary Tisch, the creator of the CF curriculum, for an in-depth staff training on this comprehensive curriculum. As the program moves forward, we look forward to working with members of our clients’ families in order to strengthen recovery, increase resiliency, decrease risk factors, teach recovery concepts and healthy family skills, increase successful family reunification, and break the vicious cycle of addiction. With the help of CF we are proud to foster the development of safe, healthy, fulfilled, and addiction-free individuals and families.

Every day, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic helps hundreds of people who are suffering from substance abuse in 17 programs in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. To learn more about our programs and services, contact us or call us today at 1 888 671 9392.

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