We will be here for you the entire way to help you find peace, understanding and support. Through our weekly programs, our unique Seeds to Recovery program, and the many ways you will be involved, we will do everything we can to ensure that you understand the nature and consequences of addiction and reoccurrences. We invite you to learn with us how to establish and discuss boundaries, how to reconnect with your love one through understanding and compassion, how to speak the language of recovery rather than the language of addiction, and ultimately, how to begin the healing process for your entire family.
Please see below for our educational seminars on addiction-related topics. You will also find links for our weekly family support groups, our Welcome to RCA Orientation and other valuable family resources. You can also learn more about your loved one’s treatment with RCA on our family program page.
Virtual Seeds to Recovery
Virtual Seeds to Recovery
What: Run by RCA’s Vice President of Family Services Trish Caldwell, Seeds to Recovery digs deep to educate families on the root causes of addiction and how to support a loved one on the road to recovery. We’ll also help families connect in a positive way and develop healthy communication and coping strategies. Learn more about Seeds to Recovery.
Who: Anyone interested in learning more about how to support yourself or a loved one through recovery. You do not have to be in recovery or be struggling with addiction to attend this webinar. This is for anyone who wants to learn more about addiction recovery.
Family Educational Webinars
Welcome to RCA’s Family Orientation: The first week of treatment
Congratulations on taking the first step for you and your family on your journey to recovery. You and your family’s road to recovery starts here. While your loved one is safely starting their recovery with us, we wanted to provide you support to help guide you on what you can expect during the first week of treatment. Additionally, you will be informed about what RCA offers your loved one while in treatment and we will discuss the importance of continued treatment to help support long term meaningful recovery. Join our expert engagement specialist every Monday night and get the answers to all of your questions.
This training will also include a 20 minute NARCAN Training.
Families of First Responders and Military Service Members
Additional Family Resources for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
For so many families, finding additional support and resources for addiction can feel overwhelming. In an effort to alleviate some of that stress, RCA has put together an additional resource page for families of addicted persons. This link will provide you with information on recommended books, webpages, videos and apps that can help you and your family begin to understanding, supporting and reconnecting with one another.
Online family support groups:
- Be a Part of the Conversation – Parents Page
- Raising Recovery – Hope Sheds light
- RCA Alumni Program – open to all families (regardless of whether their loved one was in RCA treatment)
- Learn to Cope is a “peer-led” support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery
- Al-Anon is a 12-step based support group for people struggling with a loved one’s drinking
- Nar-Anon is a 12-step based support group for people struggling with a loved one’s drug use
- Alateen is a 12-step based support group for young people struggling with a loved one’s drinking
- The Children of Alcoholics Foundation provides information and tips for families affected by substance abuse
- The National Association for Children of Alcoholics provides national and local resources for all members of the family affected by a loved one’s drinking or drugging
- The Pennsylvania Family Support Network is broadly aimed at preventing child abuse but have a lot of great information about support for family substance abuse issues
- Smart Recovery Family