Families Impacted by Addiction
A coaching group for loved ones impacted by addiction
When someone in your life – a parent, a child, a grandparent, or loved one – suffers from addiction, you suffer, too. Whether your loved one still has an active addiction or is in recovery, it’s hard to overcome the damage the addiction has caused. Addiction brings feelings of chaos, resentment, shame, lack of trust, anger and secrecy into the family, and you need a space to understand how addiction has shaped how you approach situations and relationships, and ultimately, how you live your life.
Recovery Centers of America’s Families Impacted by Addiction group explores how you can start moving away from addiction’s damaging, lasting effects. We will discuss how to speak to a loved one – whether they still have an addiction or are in recovery – about your fears and concerns and learn ways to support your own healing while helping to break the cycle of family addiction.
Our master’s level therapists, coaches, educators, and supportive peers will help with boundaries, communication, and so much more.
We are here for you and will answer your call 24/7.
With RCA’s 4-week, online Families Impacted by Addiction coaching group, you will learn how to:
- Understand how addiction has impacted your family as a whole and learn how to shift those behaviors to break the family cycle of addiction
- Challenge the notion of “enabling and codependency”
- Dismantle the shame of loving your family member in the ways you have learned to love them
- Manage the opinions of others who think you are “doing it wrong” and tell you how you “should” be doing things
- Learn alternative ways to “love” the person where you don’t have to lose yourself
You will also receive a sense of community and support unlike any other with this coaching group. Your peers will support you, offer encouraging words, share similar experiences, and grow on this journey with you.
- Who’s It For: Families impacted by substance use
- Length: 4 weeks
- Dates: New groups start the first Tuesday of each month
- Day & Time: Tuesdays weekly 6 pm – 7 pm EST
- Cost: Available at no additional cost to our Outpatient patients and their families
Virtual outpatient family coaching groups
From providing support for various groups impacted by substance use disorder including parents, families, and adult siblings, to strengthening couples’ relationships and modern parenting skills, Recovery Centers of America offers coaching groups to help families heal and thrive in a convenient online format. These are available at no additional cost to our Outpatient patients and their families.
Note: Consent must be provided by current patient for family members to enroll in groups.
Keep the momentum going
Support doesn’t stop once the group is complete. You’ll have the opportunity to stick with your therapist through our continued family coaching services. Available at an additional cost, these services keep you connected with your therapist, allowing your journey of healing and growth to continue.
Meet our therapists
Wendy Elliott, MFT
Wendy is a Family Specialist in the inpatient and digital mental health departments at Recovery Centers of America. She earned her Master’s degree at Drexel University in Family Therapy with an additional certificate from the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program, Interdisciplinary training initiative.
Gwenn Swift, MFT
Gwenn is a Family Specialist, working with couples and families in recovery from substance use in the Inpatient and Digital settings at Recovery Centers of America. Gwenn earned her Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University. She also completed training with the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program.
What people say about the Families Impacted by Addiction group
RCA’s Families Impacted by Addiction Group is a great resource for bringing some understanding and normalcy back into relationships which have been impacted by crisis.
I am very glad that I signed up for this program. Gwenn was a kind, calm, and patient facilitator. I left feeling like I gained a greater understanding, tools, and insight into how to help myself and my family. I also felt well supported by the other families in the group.
I really appreciated the course and recommend it to those families feeling lost and alone. When faced with addiction and the helplessness of unhealthy behaviors, RCA is there to offer multiple resources for additional family education, support groups and one on one family coaching.
I would rate the therapist and the class all 5/5. The sessions were insightful and helpful and gave us guidance and tools we can use. Thank you.