Gray Wolf Ranch Family Programming

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Nov 13, 2018 1:45:08 PM

Long-Term Recovery Improves With Family Involvement

A year ago, when Nicole Sartore-Babuin was asked to set up a family program at Gray Wolf Ranch, no one could have predicted the program’s impact. Today, family involvement and family healing have become hallmarks of recovery success for Gray Wolf residents working hard to build new lives without substance misuse.

“When a client is admitted,” says Nicole, “I call the family and introduce myself. I explain that they, too, need support and counseling while their son is in treatment. My job is to bring them alongside residents and inform them about our customized family workshops and webinars so that they can participate in recovery at the same time as their loved one.”

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Tags: family program, drug addiction

How does Substance Abuse Impact the Family?

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Feb 20, 2018 9:30:00 AM

When we imagined what it would be like to be a parent, substance abuse was not in our minds. It is not something you can prepare for, but once it has impacted your family, things will never be the same. How does having a loved one with substance abuse issues impact the family?

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Tags: addiction, family program, substance abuse, gray wolf ranch, treatment program, rehab program

What Does Codependency Mean?

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Feb 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

In dysfunctional relationships, people live in reaction mode, responding to each other’s attitudes, behavior, and actions instead of being guided by their own perspectives. When applied to substance abuse in the family, this tendency is called codependency: when individuals “share the responsibility for the unhealthy behavior, primarily by focusing their lives on the sick or bad behavior and by making their own self-esteem and well-being contingent on the behavior of the unhealthy family member.” Dupont and McGovern (1991).

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Tags: young adolscent, family program, addicted loved one, substance abuse, gray wolf ranch, codependency

A Brief Introduction to Heroin

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Feb 6, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Despite its long-standing reputation as a highly-addictive drug, millions of Americans from every socio-economic layer have now become acquainted with the deadly effects of heroin. Because heroin use is so widespread, it is important that we become familiar with its signs, and understand how to proceed if we should encounter it. Here are the essential facts:

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Tags: addiction, heroin, family program, gray wolf ranch, rehab program

Forming Strong Bonds With Recovering Loved Ones

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Nov 21, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Congratulations! Your loved one has successfully completed a recovery program and is heading home. This excitement is often mixed with anxiety and worry as it can be hard to know the “right” thing to do or say. You are not alone. Many people worry that they will not be able to build a strong and open relationship after their loved ones get out of recovery. Here are some tips on how to best communicate and forge ahead with a healthy relationship with your loved one:

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Tags: recovery, family program, addicted loved one