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I really feel my Counselor cared and heard me! Incorporating DBT and Health Realization into my treatment plan was just what I needed. I know now I do not have to react to every negative thought or stressful situation that comes my way. Learning coping skills is exactly what I needed to continue with my recovery plan from my addictions. Jennifer See more Testimonials >

Parenting Education

Women Drug Treatment believes providing education to parents and caregivers while they are engaged in the treatment experience is essential in achieving healthy reunification of the family unit. Women involved in alcohol and drug use most often present to the treatment environment with unresolved issues relating to their feelings of shame, guilt, and estrangement from their children.

Reaching out to our mothers and caregivers in recovery in a compassionate, non-judgmental approach, Women Drug Treatment’s parenting educator and all other team members provide support, education, and practical day-to- day skill building with the focus on enhancing relationships with their children and self.

Our curriculum addresses parenting styles, self-care, self-esteem building for the child, affirming exercises, interactions with youth, setting boundaries, power struggles, and issues concerning the children as it relates to marriage, divorce, or other relationship issues.

Women have an opportunity to practice their new skills during visitation with children and are encouraged to share their experience with peers and their assigned counselor. It is a truly rewarding experience to witness women helping and supporting women as each embark on their journey of wellness.

Family Education

We often hear the term “dysfunctional family” when it comes to alcohol or drug use, treatment, and recovery programs. Dysfunctional family systems do not just happen. There are many reasons why a family or extended family system breaks down. Family of origin issues, lack of parenting self and others skill set, financial issues, limited or poor communication, effects of trauma, and other life stressors are just a few to consider. An individual’s use of alcohol and drugs and subsequent consequences has a direct impact on the family members and individuals who care about this person. Feelings of helplessness, despair, anger, anxiety, fear, and disappointment are all common when concern for a loved one involved in substance use comes into play. Worrying if the alcohol or drug use is going to take the life of our loved one or another is devastating. If this isn’t enough for concern, add the underlying mental health issues that often go untreated or are comprised by an individual’s use. Family members struggle to help, while watching their loved one’s continue cycle of self-destruction. The first course of action is to encourage your loved one to seek help. Should your loved one resist assessment or placement for treatment services and intervention may be required.

The Family and Concerned Others Educational Groups at Women Drug Treatment are designed to provide family and concerned others education, awareness, and understanding into the cycle of ongoing chemical and mental health issues. By offering encouragement education and support to the family or concerned others our goal is to bridge the gap from dysfunction to function resulting in support to the individual while promoting self-care to family and concerned others. Educational topics incorporated into curriculum include addictive patterns, family systems, family roles, personal boundaries, co-dependency, and socialization. A Master’s level professional facilitates the group sessions and schedules individual and family sessions as needed.

Family and support members learn about the rehabilitation process and how to access support services within their community. Women Drug Treatment promotes an atmosphere of acceptance where family and concerned individuals can share the effects their loved one’s substance use patterns had on their daily lives. Free from judgment, criticism, and blaming behaviors, individuals can work side by side developing a plan for change and a vision for the future.

For additional support and resources view Resources or contact your local AL ANON chapter.

If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol problems, please contact Women Drug Treatment- A Women’s Wellness Center today. We do care and we can help.

Residential Treatment 651-203-3351 or Outpatient Assessment and Treatment 612-278-1977

If you or someone you know is experiencing drug or alcohol problems, please contact Women Drug Treatment Women's Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center today. We do care and we can help.

Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment
651-203-3351
Outpatient Dual Diagnosis
Assessment and Treatment
612-278-1977



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