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An excellent program. Thank you for helping me understand the importance of boundaries and consequences. This has also changed my son's attitude towards me. He has found out I now will enforce the boundaries and he better understands the consequences because of it.

 - Family Healing Program partcipant and alumni member.

 

The Fresh Start Family Healing Program

For every single person with an addiction that struggles with the disease, there is a also a multitude of people that are also suffering. The torture of helplessly watching the erosion of a loved one’s life is devastating. If you have a person with a substance use disorder in your life, you likely know the feelings of helplessness, despair, and resentment. The good news is; you don’t have to live in the shadow of addiction. Our Family Healing Program (FHP) helps those who are closely associated with someone who is in their addiction (or recovery) deal with the effects of addiction on them and learn how to live in recovery also. Our FHP runs over a five week period, one night a week.

calendarNext program dates are 

September 13, 2018 – October 11, 2018

November 1, 2018 – November 29, 2018

It is imperative to attend all five weeks in order to be given all of the information, if you are willing to make this commitment please contact Jennifer at 403-387-6266 ext 541 to register or for more information. Program is held at Fresh Start 411-41 Ave, NE. Parking is available in the front and back of the building.

We Provide

At Fresh Start we know that recovery is possible not only for the person with the disease of addiction, but also for the family, friends and community who also suffer from the effects of this chronic illness.  You will have an opportunity to learn more about how the disease has been affecting you and discover new solutions that start with your healing.  You will be given an opportunity to explore and learn more about several topics which include but are not limited to:

  • The disease of addiction
  • Family roles and systems
  • Codependency
  • Boundaries
  • Letting go
  • The grieving process
  • Guilt vs shame
  • Helping vs enabling
  • Introduction to 12 step programs
  • Gratitude and forgiveness
 

This program has been developed with the knowledge that the disease of addiction is systemic in nature and that it can potentially affect a person’s quality of life as well as those close to them.  

Program Eligibility

Please know that“The Family Healing Program” is available to any man, woman, or family member that presently has or ever has been affected by someone else's addiction. This is open to anyone not just for the famlies invloved with someone that has a loved one in our treatment program.

Program Length

Our program runs for five consecutive weeks in the evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please see event calender for next scheduled group start dates. 

Program Costs

We have worked hard to make our programming available to everyone.  Payment for the program is available on a sliding scale with the base cost of the program being $100.00. Financial assistance may be granted to those in need.

Follow-Up

Monthly contact and additional counseling is available for those who wish to continue. We also encourage all FHP alumni to be part of our weekly FHP Alumni meetings.  See event schedule for times and dates.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug-25-2018
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

12 Stop Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Road Rally


Aug-29-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration


Sep-13-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

START DATE - Family Healing Program


Sep-20-2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Family Healing Program


Sep-26-2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Alumni Birthday Celebration