Holidays like Mother’s Day can be especially painful for families who have been affected by substance abuse. The anguish a mother feels on seeing her child spiral down through addiction is almost unbearable. But at Phoenix House we’re in the business of mending broken family relationships, and Phoenix House Citra Center has come up with a creative way to help families heal.
This Mother’s Day, our clients in residential treatment will be able to offer a very special gift to their moms: a professional photographer on the Citra staff has taken beautiful photographs of each client, with the lush Citra landscape as background for each one.
These portraits are special in a number of ways: for families who have not seen their loved one sober for years, they serve as a milepost showing how far they have come in rehab. For the clients themselves they are a reminder of what they have achieved as well as an incentive to remain strong in recovery.
The pictures will also be used in a video presentation at Citra Center’s Celebration of Recovery in July, which will feature the Rascal Flatts song “Changed.” As our completers celebrate attaining recovery, these reminders of how far they have come will help sustain them.
If someone you love is experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol, call 1 888 671 9392 today. We’re always ready to help individuals and families heal.