We recognize that family is an essential part of recovery for anyone struggling with either addiction. Along with difficult and unhealthy coping tools, co dependence is another common struggle that families may encounter. Our goal is to treat those struggling with substance use disorder, while also providing education, counseling and support to families.
Our family program is specific to our Substance Use Disorder track. We currently do not have a family program for our Mental Health Inpatient. We are working diligently to develop the right resources to families in our Mental Health program and apologize for the inconvenience.
Having an addicted loved one can cause a considerable amount of emotional turmoil within the family.
It often creates doubt, sadness, even frustration and anger. These struggles can often seem insurmountable. The road to sobriety is often long and difficult, but with help it is absolutely possible. Our mission is to prepare families for the common obstacles associated with early recovery, development of healthy boundaries, and the tools to respond to the natural struggles that occur in sobriety.
Although we focus primarily on the individual struggling with Substance Use Disorder, Midwest Recovery Centers acknowledges that addiction is a family disease and it takes a concerted effort by all persons involved to build a successful recovery process for the individual suffering. We have implemented specific components of family involvement to enhance each individual’s successful outcome of our treatment program. Along with weekly family contact from our clinical team, family members are encouraged to attend our monthly Family Night the first Wednesday of each month, family support group meetings such as Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, and be involved in the overall treatment process. When deemed appropriate, our clinical team will work with families to schedule family education and counseling sessions, as well as family visits and outings.
In addition to this monthly Family Education Night, Midwest Recovery Centers offers a Virtual Family Education Program for the family of those that enter into our substance use disorder services. This program occurs once per week, for four weeks and is held Thursdays from 6:30-8pm CST. More information regarding access to these classes will be provided to the client’s family upon entry into our program. Our virtual courses are facilitated by Matty Prawick, MSW and Family Coach.
Family Programming Layout
Midwest Recovery Centers’ Virtual Family Education Program
Thursdays from 6:30-8pm (CST)
Matty Prawicka, MSW, Family Coach
Part 1 (first Thursday of the month): What Am I Dealing With?
In this section we will discuss what a family is dealing with, addiction as a disease concept, causes of addiction and what to expect at MRC.
Part 2 (second Thursday of the month): Why Can’t I fix My Loved One?
In this section we will discuss why we enable, caring out of balance, stages of the grief cycle and codependency.
Part 3 (third Thursday of the month): How Do I Stop Participating In the Addiction Cycle?
In this section we will discuss how to set up healthy boundaries before, during and after treatment.
Part 4 (fourth Thursday of the month): What Does Family Recovery Look Like?
In this section we will discuss detaching with love, self-care and how family roles must change to accommodate a new recovering member.
Midwest Recovery Centers’ In-Person Family Support Group
First Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8pm
13340 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Boundary Setting
- How behavior contributes to the disease of addiction
- Addiction information
- Additional Resources
Larry Beaty, CRAADC
Sherri Beaty, MRSS