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four-day healing and recovery workshop for patients, their families,
and significant others
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday
Family Workshop Schedule
Ridgeview’s philosophy is that
treating the entire family is a necessary component of any addiction or
psychiatric treatment program. Studies have shown that the recovery
process is more effective when those who are living with and
interacting with the patient become educated about the illness and the
recovery process. During lectures and groups, family members learn
about the specifics of the illness as well as how to set healthy
boundaries with patients, how to support the patient without enabling
unhealthy behaviors, and how to develop new tools for confronting
difficulties as they come up.
addition to the formal education that family members receive, they also
learn that they are not the only ones dealing with this type of
illness. Family members learn that there are ways of reaching out to
others to address their own emotional stressors, struggles, losses and
frustrations. They are able to experience how talking to and listening
to others who have been through this struggle lessens the burdens of
caring about someone with a chronic, relapsing illness. It shows them
that they do not have to be alone in their journey with the illness.
Toward this end, family members are encouraged to create a network of
ongoing support for themselves.
Institute Family Workshop is a four-day healing and recovery workshop
for patients, their families, and significant others.
Workshop also provides a forum for staff to learn about the family’s
perspective of how the illness has impacted the patient’s life and how
it has affected the family. The afternoon group therapy provides an
opportunity to address clinical concerns with the help of case managers
and further explore family dynamics .
program includes discussions about continuing care as patients
transition out of treatment and back into the "real world". Family
members will discuss what to expect as patients grow in their recovery.
Family members complete the week with feelings of renewed hope, new
tools to empower them to take better care of themselves, and a better
understanding of the things they can do to help their family’s overall
wellness and recovery.
What does it Cost?
Who can attend?
is open to Ridgeview patients, families and supportive friends.
ages 17 and older.
is no additional charge for family members of current Ridgeview
patients. Others may attend the family workshop for a
fee. For details, please call the Family Services Coordinator
434-4568 ext. 4116.
I want to come. What now?
the Family Workshop Schedule above for more information on groups and
lectures offered throughout the week. No pre-registration is
your loved one is in the Evening Program. Evening Program
patients and family must pre-register.
These four-day workshops run
Monday through Thursday and begin at 8:30 a.m. on the Ridgeview campus
in the Day Hospital. Coffee and muffins are served in the
morning. Noon lunch tickets are $4 per person.
Families and friends will be able to eat together. The
workshop ends at 3:30 p.m. daily, except Thursday which ends at 1:00
each day at the workshop?
A typical day in the family
workshop would include the following:
Registration and Welcome
Coffee and Muffins
Morning Focus (a directed meditation)
Morning Education Lectures
Stretch & Break Time (access to vending machines &
books available for sale)
Small Group Therapy
Noon lunch with time for eating, visiting, and book table
Afternoon Education Lecture
Stretch & Break Time
Family Group Therapy (family members and patients attend
Where can I get the answers to
other questions about the Family Workshop?
Patients' families will have
many of their questions answered at Family Orientation on Tuesday
evenings at 6:00p.m.
For all other questions,
contact the Family Services Coordinator at (770) 434-4568, ext. 4116.
place to stay?
If you are traveling to attend
the Ridgeview Family Workshop and need suggestions of nearby places to
stay you might try one of these.
AmeriHost Inn Smyrna - 2.3 miles
5130 S Cobb Dr SE
*Ask for special "medical rate"
Inn & Suites Galleria - 2.3 miles
2800 Highland Parkway
* Ask for special "medical rate"
& Suites - 2.3 miles
2175 Church Road SE
special "Ridgeview rate"
|Fairfield Inn by Marriott - 2.6 miles
2450 Paces Ferry Road
*Ask for special "Ridgeview rate"
Hampton Inn at
Cumberland Parkway - 3.5 miles
2775 Cumberland Parkway
*Ask for special "Ridgeview rate"
|Holiday Inn Express - 2.5 miles
1200 Winchester Parkway
|LaQuinta Inns & Suites at Vinings - 2.6
2415 Paces Ferry Road
Suites Galleria, Atlanta - 4.2 miles
2844 Cobb Parkway SW
Marriott - Vinings - 3.5 miles
2857 Paces Ferry Road