Family Program

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY PROGRAM AT ARMS ACRES

Arms Acres offers a FULL DAY Family Program. Our Program is designed to help family members and loved ones gain an understanding of the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally, Arms Acres Family Program helps people understand addictions effect on all who care about the patient and ways for those loved ones to begin to cope with it.

Arms Acres recognizes that chemical dependency is a disease that not only impacts the addict physically, mentally, and spiritually but also family members and other loved ones as well as the family structure. We also recognize that when the family receives treatment and support, the addict’s potential for recovery is enhanced.

1185050_58152300During the Family Program participants explore the impact of the disease, difficulties of the early recovery process and learn ways to improve communication patterns among other topics.

Since the disease of addiction affects immediate and extended family members; all are encouraged to attend the program.  This program is also appropriate and helpful for children ages 7 years and older. We know that children are significantly impacted by the disease as well. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to start the healing process.

Addiction can contribute to stress for all family members. Each is affected differently. Families and children are resilient with knowledge and support. Just as the addict deserves recovery, so do FAMILY MEMBERS.

For Male Patients:
The program is available to their families and loved ones EACH TUESDAY.Family members MUST arrive at 9:30 in order to be processed into the building to spend the day in the Family Program with your loved one.
For Female Patients:
The program is available to their families and loved ones EACH THURSDAY (except the LAST THURSDAY of the month).Family members MUST arrive at 9:30 in order to be processed into the building to spend the day in the Family Program with your loved one.
For Adolescent Patients:
The program is available either TUESDAY or THURSDAY (except the LAST THURSDAY of the month).Family members MUST arrive at 9:30 in order to be processed into the building to spend the day in the Family Program with your loved one.

 

1174716_13901424Patients and their loved ones participate TOGETHER throughout the day. You will be asked to purchase a meal ticket upon your arrival ($2.50 for each family member) as you will be having lunch with the patient.

To register please let your Adult patient know you will be attending. Adolescent family members are requested to contact the patient’s Case Manager.

You will need to arrive in the main lobby promptly at 9:30 am and are required to make the commitment to stay until the end of the Program at 4:45 pm.

We look forward to working with you. To contact the Coordinator of Family Services you may call (845)-225-3400 X6135

 

Below is a letter from the family member of one of our participants:

I am writing to thank Arms Acres for providing a member of my family with the
tools they needed to maintain a life of sobriety. In addition to the tools passed along to my relative, I’d also like to express my appreciation for the life skills and understanding that I acquired through my participation in the family portion of the program. Life is hard enough without the shadow of addiction and the legacy of behaviors and emotions which accompany the disease.

I was eleven years old when my family took part in the program and I still
remember so much of it and cherish the many memories and experiences as they
were truly building blocks for my own emotional awareness and development. I continue to learn about myself and others each and every day and as those realizations come I can draw a direct line back to the lessons learned at Arms Acres twenty years ago. It’s amazing and life-changing work that the staff engages in each and every day and, though not all those who pass through find absolute success in the days, months, and years after treatment, I can vouch for one person who has.

My mother is now 20 years sober.

Yours in Serenity and Sobriety,

Andrew

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, ANYONE can start from now and make a brand new ending”………Carl Bard
Whether you are looking for substance abuse treatment for yourself or someone you know and love, you don’t have to do it alone. We can help. Our caring and compassionate intake health care professionals are waiting to assist you with your questions and concerns. All information shared with our staff is confidential. Let us help. It’s time to go from pieces to peace…..begin by clicking on the link below.
Recovery is within ARMS reach