PaRC - Family Program FAQs

Family Program FAQs

Q: Which family members may attend the drug rehab family program?
A: It is very important for the family to recover from the disease, as well as the patient. At PaRC’s Drug Rehab Family Program, “family” includes spouses, children, mothers and fathers, siblings, grandparents, significant others and partners. The patient, the primary counselor, the patient’s doctor and family members will discuss and decide who would be appropriate to attend the two-day program.

Q: May children attend?
A: Yes. We encourage children to attend PaRC’s Drug Rehab Family Program. Children as young as 10 have participated with great success. Children generally know a great deal more than most people realize. They often do not talk about their feelings or understand what their feelings are. Family Day talks help them understand situations such as why mom or dad has been gone, or why mom and dad have been fighting or why their brother or sister has been “mean” or “moody.”

Q: May I attend just for one day?
A: No. The PaRC Drug Rehab Family Program is a two-day experience. The information given on day one is needed for days two. The entire two-day workshop is important to you and your loved one’s success. Please make every effort to arrange your personal schedule to accommodate the full two days of this valuable experience.

Q: What if we live out of town?
A: At your request, the PaRC staff will have a list of accommodations near the facility.

Q: Is there a cost for the program?
A: The two-day Family Intensive Program is included in the cost of treatment for Residential and Partial Hospital Programs (PHP/day treatment). We welcome the patient and up to 4 family members for participation in the program. The cost of the two-day Intensive Family Program is not included for patients who admit only to the Intensive Outpatient level of care. For these patients there is a fee to attend the family program. You may contact Bonnie Steele, Program Manager, for cost and payment options.
The family program does not include meals for family members; however, meals at the PaRC are reasonably priced for those family members who would prefer to dine on campus. The family is responsible for the cost of any needed accommodations, including motels, hotels or transportation. Family Staff will be happy to provide you with the names of area accommodations.

Q: When can I attend the program?
A: The two-day Family Intensive Program is scheduled as early as the second week of treatment. It is scheduled by the patient and his/her counselor based upon which week is most therapeutically appropriate. It is important that the program be completed during the course of treatment as that is the best time frame for emotional healing. However, if circumstances arise where the family cannot attend at the scheduled time, the patient has up to 3 months from discharge to contact Family Services to reschedule. Post discharge criteria to attend the two-day Family Intensive Program include continuous sobriety, active involvement in PaRC Aftercare and 12-step meetings, and current work with a sponsor.

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