Partners are supported during their loved ones treatment process with weekly groups and case management. Its important for the whole family to recover.
This facilitated group is to support all partners of Last Door’s clients and recent alumni. Partners Group consists of psycho educational groups- participants gain knowledge and understanding of both addiction and recovery. The Group teaches the art of forgiveness, and helps facilitate boundaries, safety and allows partners to have their own support group and program of recovery and healing.
Partners often become isolated during their partners’ substance use. This Group provides support and understanding to partners whose lives have been impacted addiction. Couples and family counselling may be offered in conjunction with this group to support healing and wellness.
Partners are typically invited to participate in a co facilitated group after their partner is completes the stabilization period of treatment. Partners Group meets two hours a week on Tuesday evenings and are separate from scheduled visits.
This group fosters social connections and supports for partners and supports the stabilization of healthy communication for family life. Similar to family group – participants are partners only, as is not co attended by the loved one in treatment. Participants share their experiences, thoughts and feelings, and get supported by other group members.
Partners Group has psycho educational groups- participants gain knowledge and understanding of both addiction and recovery. The Group teaches the art of forgiveness, and helps facilitate boundaries, safety and allows partners to have their own support group and program
The “partner” of someone who uses substances faces a life of challenges. If you have a loved one who has a drug or alcohol problem, chances are you have tried to help and found your efforts fruitless.
Dealing with someone who is destroying their lives and causing harm to those they love is often a frustrating and lonely experience. Individuals in this position often suffer side effects that include:
- Social Isolation
- Stress related illnesses
- Memory Loss
- Fear Sleeplessness
- Weight Loss/Gain
At Last Door we realize how the addiction of the primary client has affected those who love him. We recognize the need to involve loved ones actively in the recovery process and offer support and education to them. It has been said that addiction is a family disease, hence recovery itself is best accomplished from a family perspective.
We offer groups designed to education, support and include the wives/partners of our clients.
“It was important to do long term treatment because I got to establish social skills and other skills that related to, getting clean and being back in a community and getting job skills and using those things to intergrade back into a community.”