Together We Can views addiction as a disease that negatively impacts not only individuals, but their families and loved ones too.

Many people who are impacted by a loved one’s addiction feel utterly confused and helpless. They wonder where they went wrong or what they could have done differently. The family program offers answers to these questions and more.

Having the support of family is critical for recovery. When a family is properly educated about the illness of addiction, they are better able to set clear and firm boundaries.

TWC offers a comprehensive, four session family support program that educates and supports family members to better understand addiction. The sessions are a source of knowledge, support and connection for family members. Sharing similar experiences in a safe and comforting environment allows families to heal together.

The Family Support Program is FREE of charge to the family members of TWC clients and takes place every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm at TWC Centre, 2831 Kingsway, Vancouver. It is also presented as a one-day workshop one Saturday each month.

SESSION TOPICS:

Session One: 
Understanding Addiction
Why Treatment?
Enabling Behaviours

Session Two: 
Boundaries & Building Trust
Understanding the 12 Steps
Post-Acute Withdrawal

Session Three: 
Denial and Acceptance
Family Support Resources
Recovery Support Resources

Session Four: 
Guest Speaker
Relapse Signs & Symptoms
Working a Program of Recovery

Our Family Program is facilitated by Betty Conroy, a talented and knowledgable coach, advocate and recovery instructor.

Betty Conroy

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS MEETING

We have recently begun providing our space for a Families Anonymous meeting each Wednesday night from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. All members of the public and anyone who has been impacted by the addiction of a loved one is invited to attend. This is a forum to privately discuss the past, present and future in a safe and healthy way with others who have dealt with the same issues. 

Together We Can weekly family meetings poster

“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities”

ONLINE FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM 

For those who are unable to attend in person, TWC also offers an Online Family Support Program. Just like the in-person program, the online curriculum offers counselling. Online counselling is done via video conference.

The Online Family Support Program is available to families of TWC clients for FREE. Online sessions take place every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm. To register for the next online session or for more information, please email familyonline@twcrecoverylife.org or call 604-359-4604.

ONLINE COUNSELLING SUPPORT PROGRAM

The online counselling support program is facilitated exclusively by Carol Anne Turbitt. Carol Anne utilizes a compassion-based approach, designed to bring the entire family unit closer together. Carol Anne, who has 27 years of sobriety, and is active in her own recovery, has an intimate knowledge of what the individual in treatment is going through, and the boundaries that the family needs to put in place. With a fine touch, Carol Anne is able to promote connection and facilitate the revitalization of family relationships.

Carol Anne is available for a free consultation over the phone, and follow-up counselling, either in person or online via video conference, for a fee.

Contact Carol Anne today:

Mobile: 604-722-8512

E-mail: caturbitt@twcrecoverylife.org

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