At The Next Door we recognize the vital need for families to receive their own treatment and recovery from the Disease of Addiction. In fulfilling this need, families are allowed their own place to learn, process, grow and heal.
The Next Door offers a four week series for clients and families on the following topics: Disease of Addiction, Family Disease and Recovery, Enabling and Codependency, Boundaries and Communication. Our staff utilizes various forms of educational and therapeutic resources to help support families. Family members are provided with educational information and materials throughout the 4 week series. In addition, family members and clients participate in both psychoeducational and experiential activities.
Each week the Family Education Group is held from 6-8pm on Thursday evenings. Family members spend the first hour of group receiving education on topics attributed to addiction. During the second hour of group, clients join their family members and participate in therapeutic discussions and group exercises that focus on healing, recovery and healthy communication within the family system.
In addition to the Family Education Group on Thursday evenings, families who participate in Visitation on Sundays from 12:30-3:00pm will also receive educational materials in a self-directed family assessment given by a Family Therapist at the beginning of visitation. This provides families yet another time of processing with a Family Therapist and an opportunity to work through past hurts and present communication skills.
Finally, The Next Door offers the opportunity for individual family sessions. These sessions allow clients and families to focus on identifying and individualizing treatment for their specific family system.
For more information, please contact the Family Services Coordinator, Ashley Fussell at Ashley.Fussell@TheNextDoor.org or (615) 251-8805 ext. 689.
Recovery offers many positive benefits for the family. When a member of the family suffers from addiction the whole family is affected. At The Next Door we encourage family members to actively participate in the treatment process and begin to establish their own recovery. Many times a family’s involvement begins before the client is admitted. Family members provide valuable information to our staff, including how addiction has impacted both the client and the family. With the family’s help we are able to develop a personalized treatment plan that respects the needs and desires of the entire family.
If clients wish to participate in any of the family services, the family staff will contact family members to provide further information and instructions.
Family Education Group on Thursdays from 6-8pm
Clients and their family members are encouraged to participate in the four-week educational series. Family counselors meet with clients during the first 24-48 hours of residential treatment to discuss the benefits of Family Education.
Family Education Group on Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm
Clients and their family members are encouraged to participate in this self-directed Family assessment group which allows clients and families an opportunity to assess how the disease of addiction has impacted their family units.
Family Therapy Sessions
Clients and their family members can participate in individual family sessions via phone or in person. This allows clients and their family members to address specific issues and needs related to their situation. Family therapists meet with clients within their first 24-48 hours of residential treatment to determine the need for individual family sessions. If a client wishes to participate, family staff will contact family members to schedule an appointment.
Visitation occurs on Sundays from 12:30pm-3:00pm.
- Client must be present in residential treatment for a minimum of 7 days.
- Clients must provide names of visitors to the Family Therapists by Thursdays at 1pm, prior to the Sunday visitation for approval.
- Visitation will begin with an Education Group from 12:30-1:30pm.
- Visitors that have not been pre-approved by the client and case manager will not be allowed to enter the building.
- No visitors in active addiction will be allowed to enter the building
- Clients are allowed a maximum of 4 visitors.
- Photo ID is required for visitors age 18 and older.
- There are NO package drop-offs the day of visitation.
- Family members may ONLY bring a photo ID with them. No bags, purses, or cell phones are allowed.
- Clients and family members are not allowed to smoke during visitation.
- Snacks will be provided during group. No outside food/drinks will be allowed inside
- Cameras are not allowed. Due to client confidentiality, please do not take photos.
Services: Family Services: Family Enrichment Program
The Family Enrichment Program is offered monthly to our clients and their families. Discussing a multitude of topics, not limited to healthy communication, healthy and unhealthy boundaries, and the affects of addiction. Many of these topics are discussed using Celebrating Families curriculum.