Alcohol and drugs can hurt everyone in the family. Dependence on alcohol and drugs is our most serious national public health problem. It is prevalent among rich and poor, in all regions of the country, and all ethnic and social groups. Millions of Americans misuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs. Most of them have families who suffer the consequences, often serious, of living with this illness. If there is alcohol or drug dependence in your family, remember you are not alone. Most individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs have jobs and are productive members of society, creating a false hope in the family that "it's not that bad." The problem is that addiction tends to worsen over time, hurting both the addicted person and all the family members. It is especially damaging to young children and adolescents. People with this illness really believe that they drink normally or that "everyone" does drugs. These false beliefs are called denial; this denial is a part of the illness. It doesn't have to be that way. Drug or alcohol dependence disorders are medical conditions that can be effectively treated. Millions of Americans and their families are in healthy recovery from this disease. If someone close to you misuses alcohol or drugs, the first step is to be honest about the problem and seek help for yourself, your family, and your loved one.
Our agency offers a comprehensive and individualized recovery program. The Empowering Families SAIOP consists of 16 weeks of outpatient meetings, typically 9 hours per week of individual, family, and group counseling as well as educational meetings. It is intensive, designed for those who are serious about their recovery, or have tried everything else and may be out of other options. It is an alternative to inpatient hospitalization, enabling the individual to fulfill their day to day responsibilities, such as family and employment. We are staffed by trained and experienced counselors, psychologists, and physicians with the goal of restoring you to full recovery without relapse. If this sounds like it might work for you and your family, give us a call at 434.971.8454, and we will respond right away to your questions! We are located in the Wellness Center on the corner of Rose Hill Drive and Preston Avenue. We accept a variety of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare.