Family Workshop for Addiction Support (for Talbott Recovery Main Campus patients and families only)

The Family Workshop is an intensive, three day addiction counseling and support program designed to educate family members about the disease of alcoholism/addiction and the recovery process. This program is part of Talbott’s addiction counseling strategy for the entire family. The Family Workshop teaches family members about current medical information on the biological and genetic components of the disease of alcoholism/addiction and the impact the disease has on the family system. Addiction family therapy participants are given basic tools to help:

  • Improve communication in the family
  • Set boundaries
  • Identify high risk behaviors and relapse warning signs
  • Discuss possible aftercare plans.

Family Workshop participants attend process groups, which provide a supportive environment to discuss the impact of addiction on the family and to begin to learn skills for family recovery. The addiction family therapy program also includes a Family/Couples addiction counseling session with your family counselor.


Family Addiction Support Workshop Schedule

The family addiction support workshop is an intensive three (3) day program. Registration begins on Monday at 8:00 a.m. We understand that while at Talbott you would like to visit with your spouse, family member or significant other; however, we ask that you respect and support the patient’s need to attend each of his/her daily groups. Patients are permitted to have lunch and dinner with their families. We have included specified times each day for visitation. Below you will find a sample workshop schedule.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday
8:00 a.m.  8:15
Registration /
9:00 a.m Lecture Lecture Lecture
10.40 a.m. Lecture 10:15 a.m. Lecture 10:15 a.m. Lecture
11:30 a.m Group Group Group
12:30 p.m Lunch Reception Lunch Lunch
1:45 p.m Lecture Lecture Lecture
3:00 p.m Group Group Group
4:15 p.m Al-Anon Meeting 4:00 p.m.
Romp & Stomp/AA Meeting
Free time with patient to include 12-Step meeting
5:15 p.m. /
Free time with patient
Free time with patient after AA Meeting
10:30 p.m. Curfew Curfew Curfew


Family Addiction Support Workshop Dates

The Talbott Recovery Family Workshop is held once a month. The dates below have been provide for your convenience; however, the exact date that each patient’s family will be invited to attend an addiction family therapy workshop will be determined by the patient’s family counselor. These decisions are based on the therapeutic circumstances of each individual patient and family.
Please contact your family counselor “before making ANY arrangements” to attend an addiction family therapy workshop on a specific date.


2015 Family Workshops 2016 Family Workshops
Jan 19-21 Jan 18-20
 Feb 16-18 Feb 15-17
Mar 16-18 Mar 21-23
Apr 20-22 Apr 18-20
May 18-20 May 16-18
June 15-17 June 20-22
July 20-22 July 18-20
Aug 17-19 Aug 15-17
 Sept 14-16 Sept 19-21
Oct 19-21 Oct 17-19
Nov 16-18 Nov 14-16
Dec 14-16 Dec 12-14