Hotel California by the Sea Family Program
The disease of addiction is a family disease and impacts the entire family. At Hotel California by the Sea Bellevue we understand the chaos addiction can bring to the family dynamic, and we have developed a family program to help support and educate families on how to best help their loved one during and after treatment.
Through a series of group and individuals sessions, family members become more educated about the disease of addiction, and what is it truly like for those who suffer from it. Family members begin to understand and see addiction as a disease instead of moral failure. For so long, the family members of the alcoholic or addict have blamed themselves for the fact that their loved one couldn’t stop drinking or using. Thus, there is a huge sense of relief when they are able to truly recognize that they too are powerless over this disease. Once this type of understanding is reached, families have the ability to band together and unite against addiction rather than against the actions or behaviors of their loved one struggling with addiction.
As part of our family program, family members are guided along their own path of recovery and equipped with a variety of Al-Anon tools including but not limited to: what it means to detach with love, how to stop enabling their loved one’s disease, the importance of setting boundaries and how to set boundaries and the importance of self-care during their loved one’s recovery process. Our goal is to teach family members how to contribute to their loved one’s recovery process as best as possible while recovering themselves. The beautiful thing about recovery is that the entire family is positively impacted forever.
*Our family program currently runs the last Friday of each month. Please check with your loved one’s case manager as dates may vary. We look forward to healing with you!