Another vitally important part of the treatment process is about empowering family members and concerned others as to how to best support their loved one before, during and after treatment.
Having a strong support network has a positive influence on long term treatment outcomes and it is for this reason that we allow our clients to have their mobile phones in the evening (after 1 week), so that they can contact their families and start to rebuild trust. We also allow family visits from the 4th weekend of treatment and family members are encouraged to contact the team if they wish to be informed of their loved one’s progress in treatment or for general advice and guidance.
PCP also delivers a monthly family support group to educate family members about addiction, boundaries and coping strategies. This gives family members a chance to meet other people in the same boat and to share experiences. If there is a particular family problem that requires people getting together in a safe space to talk, this can also be facilitated.
For more information on the times and dates of the family support meetings at each location please contact the local centre.