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  • Family Support for Drug Addiction

Family Support for Drug Addiction

A substance abuse problem affects all aspects of a person’s life, including relationships, families, and children. That’s why all loved ones need to be involved in the treatment process.

Livengrin helps families of addicts in treatment heal themselves and foster a new relationships with the person in treatment that is most conducive for recovery.

Day of Enlightenment

Day of Enlightenment

Livengrin Family Support includes the free Day of Enlightenment. This resource is open to the public and requires no registration. This basic three-hour program is available on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Livengrin feels that this basic information is so important that we actually require all visitors who wish to see their loved one in treatment attend this program.

This vitally important program helps the family learn and adjust their thinking and feelings, and prepare for what everyone hopes will be a sober life for their loved one.

Day of Enlightenment

Families of addicts in treatment and other caregivers will learn how to take care of themselves, how to stop their own enabling behaviors, and how to help the patient adapt to a life without drugs or alcohol. A family therapist will help you understand the background of addiction – the genetic, biological, environmental, and other aspects of the disease.

See the complete list of Livengrin programs for the family, including our parents group, Perspective for Parents.

Livengrin Perspective for Parents 

The staff at Livengrin Family services provides drug abuse support for families and helps foster a new relationship with their person in treatment that is most conducive for recovery.

Mark Your Calendar: Come to the next Day of Enlightenment to get ready for a sober life for your loved one.

Learn: Educate yourself on addiction and recovery.

Fun: Make sure that you all have time to enjoy yourselves.

Recovery for the Family

Family Groups

Livengrin knows from experience and research that the family also needs to recover from the loved one’s addiction. They’re usually experiencing frustration, guilt, anger, disappointment, and fear. Commonly, family members adjust their thinking and behavior to deal with the addicted person. Here are some things you will learn at Livengrin:

  • The basics of addiction and the mind
  • “Enabling” vs. “Helping,” boundaries
  • Managing expectations for the patient’s return home (his or hers and yours)
  • Terminology of the disease: “Pink clouds,” “PAWS,” etc.
  • Medically Assisted Treatment/Vivitrol
  • Ongoing supports available both through Livengrin and the community for family/loved ones
  • 12-step recovery for the family

livengrin drug alcohol detoxSee the complete list of Livengrin services for the family.

For more information for families of addicts in treatment, contact the Family Program via email: family@livengrin.org

Support: Seek caregiver support and begin to try and change the only thing you can - you! It’s the only way to help your loved one.

Remember: I didn't cause it, I can't change it, I can't control it, and I can't cure it.

You: Take care of yourself, go to meetings yourself, get help for yourself, this is a family disease.

Resources (Family Toolkit)

Livengrin Family Toolkit

The Livengrin Family Toolkit brings basic addiction and recovery resources to the families affected by the disease of addiction.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Family Services
Discover all of the services Livengrin offers to support and educate families through the addiction process. Help break your loved one’s addiction by learning to restrict exposure to specific medications.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Lehigh Valley Family Education Program

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Detaching with Love
Learn more about understanding, the importance of self-care, and the emotions that are intertwined with your loved one’s problem.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Do and Do Not List
Learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of your relationship with your recovering loved one.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin What Why Who of Addiction
See the reasons for “chemical dependency” and whom it affects.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxDay of Enlightenment Program
Family members, loved ones, and friends ages 14 and up, are welcome to attend our family education program, Day of Enlightenment, to learn about the disease of addiction.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxMedications to Avoid
A list of prescription and over the counter drugs, and other common household products to avoid in recovery.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxPerspectives for Parents
Join the weekly Livengrin Parent Support Group to learn and discuss such topics as healthy boundaries, effective communication, and the importance of self-care.


Livengrin Family Calendar

See the Livengrin Calendar to stay up to date on all Livengrin family events.


livengrin drug alcohol detox

Basic Glossary Terms: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment


Resources

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Brain from Top to Bottom is a user friendly website on the brain and developmentwww.thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/index_i.html
Genetic Science Learning Centerhelps you take a closer look at the genetic componentwww.learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/genetics
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is an excellent resource for information pertaining to mental health/co-occurring disorderswww.nami.org
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers information on the physiological effects that substances have on the bodywww.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html
Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) provides resources, workshops and fun eventswww.proact.org
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supplies statistics and data on chemical dependency and recovery rateswww.samhsa.gov
For California-Therapist Finder is a search engine designed to help you find a therapist by location, specialty and insurance providerswww.therapistfinder.com
12-STEP FELLOWSHIP & OTHER SUPPORT GROUPS
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)www.adultchildren.org
Al-Anon Information service of the Delaware Valleywww.aisdv.org
Al-Anon & Al-a-teenwww.al-anon.alateen.org
Because I Love You (BILY) is a non 12-step support group for parents onlywww.bily.org
Codependents Anonymous (CODA)www.codependents.org
Dual Recovery Anonymous for those with co-occurring disorderswww.draonline.org
Family Anonymouswww.familiesanonymous.org
Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP)www.grasphelp.org/meetings
Nar-Anonwww.naranon.com/home.html
One Recovery is an online social network for those in recoverywww.onerecovery.com
Recovering Couple’s Anonymouswww.recovering-couples.org
The Support Group Project helps you find a local support groupwww.supportgroupproject.org
Rehab warning signswww.addictioncareoptions.com/ten-warning-flags-untrustworthy-rehab-facility
Sobriety calculatorwww.play.google.com
Sobriety calculatorwww.itunes.apple.com/us/app/sobriety-coin/id1121107267?mt=8
NAATPwww.naatp.org
Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.www.buckscounty.org/LivingAndWorking/drugandalcoholcommission/DrugAlcoholTreatment
PA Gambling Commissionwww.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/?p=66
Bucks County Recovery House Assocwww.bucksrecoveryhouses.com
AA meeting listwww.aasepia.org/meetings
AA South Jersey meeting listwww.aasj.org/pages/meetingHome2.html
AA Central New Jersey meeting listwww.centraljerseyintergroup.org/meetings
NA Eastern Pennsylvania meeting listwww.eparna.org/meetings/meetings-map/
NA Greater Philadelphia meeting listwww.naworks.org/find-a-meeting
NA New Jersey meeting listwww.narcoticsanonymousnj.org/meetings
CA Pennsylvania & South Jersey meetingwww.caphilly.org/about/
CA New Jersey meetingwww.nj-ca.org/index.php/find-a-meeting
AL-ANON Pennsylvania meeting listwww.pa-al-anon.org/?post_type=tsml_meeting
AL-ANON Delaware Valley meeting listwww.aisdv.org/meetings.html
AL-ANON New Jersey meeting listhttp://www.nj-al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings-2
Nar-Anon Family Meeting Groups listwww.nar-anon.org/find-a-meeting
Upcoming Family Events

Livengrin Family Support includes the free Day of Enlightenment. This resource is open to the public and requires no registration. This basic three-hour program is available on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Livengrin feels that this basic information is so important that we actually require all visitors who wish to see their loved one in treatment attend this program.

livengrin drug alcohol detox

Day of Enlightenment

This vitally important program helps the family learn and adjust their thinking and feelings, and prepare for what everyone hopes will be a sober life for their loved one.

Families and other caregivers will learn how to take care of themselves, how to stop their own enabling behaviors, and how to help the patient adapt to a life without drugs or alcohol. A family therapist will help you understand the background of addiction – the genetic, biological, environmental, and other aspects of the disease.

See the complete list of Livengrin programs for the family, including our parents group, Livengrin Perspective for Parents.

Mark Your Calendar: Come to the next Day of Enlightenment to get ready for a sober life for your loved one.

Learn: Educate yourself on addiction and recovery.

Fun: Make sure that you all have time to enjoy yourselves.

The staff at Livengrin Family Services helps families and loved ones heal themselves and, in the process, foster a new relationship with their person in treatment that is most conducive for recovery.

Livengrin Family Support includes the free Perspectives for Parents Group. This resource is open to the public and requires no registration.

Family Groups

Livengrin knows from experience and research that the family also needs to recover from the loved one’s addiction. They’re usually experiencing frustration, guilt, anger, disappointment, and fear. Commonly, family members adjust their thinking and behavior to deal with the addicted person. Here are some things you will learn at Livengrin:

  • The basics of addiction and the mind
  • “Enabling” vs. “Helping,” boundaries
  • Managing expectations for the patient’s return home (his or hers and yours)
  • Terminology of the disease: “Pink clouds,” “PAWS,” etc.
  • Medically Assisted Treatment/Vivitrol
  • Ongoing supports available both through Livengrin and the community for family/loved ones
  • 12-step recovery for the family

livengrin drug alcohol detoxSee the complete list of Livengrin services for the family.

For more information, contact the Family Program via email: family@livengrin.org

Support: Seek caregiver support and begin to try and change the only thing you can - you! It’s the only way to help your loved one.

Remember: I didn't cause it, I can't change it, I can't control it, and I can't cure it.

You: Take care of yourself, go to meetings yourself, get help for yourself, this is a family disease.

Livengrin Family Toolkit

The Livengrin Family Toolkit brings basic addiction and recovery resources to the families affected by the disease of addiction.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Family Services
Discover all of the services Livengrin offers to support and educate families through the addiction process. Help break your loved one’s addiction by learning to restrict exposure to specific medications.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Lehigh Valley Family Education Program

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Detaching with Love
Learn more about understanding, the importance of self-care, and the emotions that are intertwined with your loved one’s problem.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin Do and Do Not List
Learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of your relationship with your recovering loved one.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxLivengrin What Why Who of Addiction
See the reasons for “chemical dependency” and whom it affects.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxDay of Enlightenment Program
Family members, loved ones, and friends ages 14 and up, are welcome to attend our family education program, Day of Enlightenment, to learn about the disease of addiction.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxMedications to Avoid
A list of prescription and over the counter drugs, and other common household products to avoid in recovery.

livengrin drug alcohol detoxPerspectives for Parents
Join the weekly Livengrin Parent Support Group to learn and discuss such topics as healthy boundaries, effective communication, and the importance of self-care.


Livengrin Family Calendar

See the Livengrin Calendar to stay up to date on all Livengrin family events.


livengrin drug alcohol detox

Basic Glossary Terms: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment


Resources

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Brain from Top to Bottom is a user friendly website on the brain and developmentwww.thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/index_i.html
Genetic Science Learning Centerhelps you take a closer look at the genetic componentwww.learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/genetics
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is an excellent resource for information pertaining to mental health/co-occurring disorderswww.nami.org
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers information on the physiological effects that substances have on the bodywww.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html
Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) provides resources, workshops and fun eventswww.proact.org
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supplies statistics and data on chemical dependency and recovery rateswww.samhsa.gov
For California-Therapist Finder is a search engine designed to help you find a therapist by location, specialty and insurance providerswww.therapistfinder.com
12-STEP FELLOWSHIP & OTHER SUPPORT GROUPS
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)www.adultchildren.org
Al-Anon Information service of the Delaware Valleywww.aisdv.org
Al-Anon & Al-a-teenwww.al-anon.alateen.org
Because I Love You (BILY) is a non 12-step support group for parents onlywww.bily.org
Codependents Anonymous (CODA)www.codependents.org
Dual Recovery Anonymous for those with co-occurring disorderswww.draonline.org
Family Anonymouswww.familiesanonymous.org
Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP)www.grasphelp.org/meetings
Nar-Anonwww.naranon.com/home.html
One Recovery is an online social network for those in recoverywww.onerecovery.com
Recovering Couple’s Anonymouswww.recovering-couples.org
The Support Group Project helps you find a local support groupwww.supportgroupproject.org
Rehab warning signswww.addictioncareoptions.com/ten-warning-flags-untrustworthy-rehab-facility
Sobriety calculatorwww.play.google.com
Sobriety calculatorwww.itunes.apple.com/us/app/sobriety-coin/id1121107267?mt=8
NAATPwww.naatp.org
Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.www.buckscounty.org/LivingAndWorking/drugandalcoholcommission/DrugAlcoholTreatment
PA Gambling Commissionwww.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/?p=66
Bucks County Recovery House Assocwww.bucksrecoveryhouses.com
AA meeting listwww.aasepia.org/meetings
AA South Jersey meeting listwww.aasj.org/pages/meetingHome2.html
AA Central New Jersey meeting listwww.centraljerseyintergroup.org/meetings
NA Eastern Pennsylvania meeting listwww.eparna.org/meetings/meetings-map/
NA Greater Philadelphia meeting listwww.naworks.org/find-a-meeting
NA New Jersey meeting listwww.narcoticsanonymousnj.org/meetings
CA Pennsylvania & South Jersey meetingwww.caphilly.org/about/
CA New Jersey meetingwww.nj-ca.org/index.php/find-a-meeting
AL-ANON Pennsylvania meeting listwww.pa-al-anon.org/?post_type=tsml_meeting
AL-ANON Delaware Valley meeting listwww.aisdv.org/meetings.html
AL-ANON New Jersey meeting listhttp://www.nj-al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings-2
Nar-Anon Family Meeting Groups listwww.nar-anon.org/find-a-meeting

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