THE FAMILY AND THE ALCOHOLIC/ADDICT —
A GUIDE TO HEALTHY RECOVERY
- Personal and professional history
- General overview and statistics
2) Non-Clinical Characteristics of the Alcoholic/Addict
a) The comfort zone
b) Picking and choosing their recovery path
e) Getting needs met
f) The Bully
g) Maturity level
h) “The dry drunk”
i) Plans to make plans
k) “Who will I be once I am clean and sober?
l) Is relapse part of recovery? Four main dispositions of relapse:
m) The C.A.R.D Modality
3) The Family’s Role – Part One
a) Follow through with your intentions
b) Refuse to engage – turn a deaf ear to baiting and punishment
c) Staying neutral
d) Breathe and hit pause – think twice, act once
e) Pay attention to your communication
g) Mind your own business about the alcoholic/addict’s recovery (or lack thereof)
h) Allowing the alcoholic/addict to rebuilt their life
4) The Family’s Role – Part Two
a) The dangers of being an enabler or co-dependent
The three biggest challenges a family faces regarding addiction:
b) 15 concepts as why one is an enabler or co-dependent
c) Breakdown of the Family Recovery Contract
- How do we see it happening?
- Time frame
d) When is it time to throw in the towel?
- 14 reasons why we may stay longer than we should.
- 13 reasons why we make that difficult, but healthy decision to move on.
5) Wrap up and Q & A