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Frequently Asked Questions

Honestly, no one wants to be in program.  People who do not have addictions must understand that for addicts, their addictions are their best friends – this is true whether it involves a chemical dependency, an eating disorder, a shopping addiction or any other addiction.  Addiction is their way of dealing with life.  Whenever they encounter something unpleasant or difficult, they turn to their addiction(s) to cope. At Shades of Hope, we work to uncover the mask of addiction that covers the core issues and underlying pain.  If your loved one doesn’t want to be in a program, it is about the fear of having to live life without the tools (addictions) they use to medicate the stresses of life.  Addicts are often in denial about their addiction or the severity of their addiction. In some cases, an intervention may be necessary to get your loved one into a program. Please feel free to contact us for additional information. 
 
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Family Week is held during the fourth or fifth week of your program, although it can very with your program. Sessions start each morning, Monday through Friday, at 9:30 a.m.  The Monday morning session is for family members only, along with the facilitator, to answer questions regarding expectations, fears, and guidelines for the week. Clients join their family members for the remainder of the week. Family Week is the cornerstone of our family program. While we use the first three to four weeks of treatment to prepare the client for Family Week, families have this time to detox from the chaos the disease has created. Family Week is about the disease concept of addiction, setting appropriate boundaries, and communication factors in the family unit. It is a time of growth, understanding, and healing for the family as well as the client.  Family Week is also an important time to learn the fine line between enabling addictive behavior and helping in a client’s recovery. Family Week is a day-to-day process from Monday through Friday. One day builds upon another. Therefore it is important to attend the entire week.
 
Who needs to attend Family Week?

We strongly encourage all family members to play an active role in the healing and recovery process.  Each and every family member plays a vital role in a client’s path to recovery. If someone in the family is involved currently on a day-to-day basis or interacts with the client routinely, we want them to be at Family Week. If someone who, in the past, has been a primary caregiver and is now out of a relationship with the client but may have an impact on validating the client, we ask them to attend Family Week. We don’t limit the number of family participants. The attendance of siblings and/or children is decided on a case-by-case basis considering age appropriateness. 

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Family Week is an integral part of the program and recovery for our clients.  We invite families to join us during the client’s program for sessions that will answer questions regarding expectations, fears, and what to expect once the client returns home.  Family Week is also an important time to learn the fine line between enabling addictive behavior and helping in a client’s recovery.  We strongly encourage family members to play an active role in the healing and recovery process.

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Yes, we encourage family involvement, as it is an important step in the recovery process.  Family Week is a key component in learning that fine line between enabling addictive behaviors and supporting recovery.  Family Week is an educational process – it is also about uncovering and dealing with family secrets in a safe, nurturing setting thereby allowing the client to return to a healthier environment. 
 
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Yes. At Shades, we strive to maintain an open and consistent line of communication with family members throughout the course of their program. Upon admission, each client is assigned a primary staff member. That person is the key contact for parents, other family members, and/or referring therapists. This helps coordinate the client’s progress throughout the program and can give you the most up-to-date information. 
 
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An intervention is an organized attempt by one or several people to confront a person with a destructive addiction.  The addict is usually in denial and/or unaware of the suffering caused to others.  The objective of the intervention is for the addict to accept professional help and enter into a program. In some cases, an intervention may be necessary to get your loved one into a facility. 
 
Questions or Comments? Send us a message using the form below or call us at 1-800-588-HOPE (4673)