Our family program is called Family Circle and it is about getting the family involved with the recovery of your loved one.
I want to get the definitions straight READ SLIDE Someone is in Treatment for 60 days. Then, in order to not relapse, Recovery starts and an addict alcoholic needs to be in active Recovery, for the rest of his/ her life. We used to hold our clients and families responsible for their recovery once they left. WE THOUGHT, WELL THE FAMILY CAN TAKE IT FROM HERE… …AND the result frankly was massive relapse. So we changed some things…
READ SLIDE Let’s get right to it…
So…. first let’s talk about after Treatment. There are just two things we want to accomplish… READ SLIDE I do want to tell you that there is good news…
Let me repeat that… The normal relapse rate after treatment is 80-90%. This group has a 7% relapse rate And that is after 5 years! You may think, well these are special people… they aren’t. They are actually more difficult. READ LAST PARAGRAPH
READ SLIDE More later about this group…
READ SLIDE I just need to give you a definition again…
Again, this is the difference between Treatment and Recovery. READ SLIDE When I say we want the family involved, there will be NO contention and NO discord in your involvement. We will show you how to do this.
READ SLIDE Before we get any further, this is included with treatment, There is no charge for what we do.
PERSONALLY I WANT THE WHOLE FAMILY TO BE IN RECOVERY through Alanon and one other way. READ SMALLER PRINT LET ME EXPLAIN FURTHER…
READ TITLE …so this is how we do it… Family Circle has two components, and you will only spend two hours a week on this. READ SMALL PRINT
READ SLIDES Where else does the family talk together like this, work together like this? LET’S LOOK AT WHAT PEOPLE SAY:
READ SLIDE Now I want to go back to that group I was saying has so much success… over 90%
READ SMALL PRINT Here is a synopsis of what they do:
Treatment. They go to Treatment. After treatment, the pilot, lawyer or Doctor goes to a structured living environment. FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, THIS IS SOBER LIVING. Doctors, Lawyers, Attorneys are accountable to a solid support group which understands recovery. They pay to be in groups. For those who can’t afford to pay for a group, this support group is the Family. He goes to 90 meetings in 90 days meaning if he can’t make a meeting he must make up for it the next day. HE GETS SIGNED OFF BY THE MEETING LEADER Testing… this is a urine test that he has been doing three times a week while in Treatment, it will happen randomly twice a week. Monitoring: The group knows where the Doctor or whatever is at all times, he is accountable to the group he is assigned to. In your case, THE MONITORING GROUP IS THE FAMILY.
(CONCLUSION): This works, and it is the only thing that I have read of or heard of that works. The reason it works is because it’s a lot of work. No more wishing, hoping, worrying… just working. But think about it, it isn’t that much work, just a couple hours per week. Your Family Member has been prepared for this for quite some time and expects to come into your family with Family Circle already started.
Family Circle Presentation
…for when your loved one is finished with
WHY IS IT THAT…
Our clients go to 5, 10, 15 treatment centers and still drink
After treatment almost nobody lasts very long without a
TREATMENT VS RECOVERY
Treatment is when they are in a facility.
Recovery is what they do for themselves when they
leave …meetings, get a sponsor, work the steps,
IF YOUR FAMILY WANTS TO COMMIT…
We can show you how this will be the LAST
treatment center your addict/ alcoholic ever attends
1. Go to Sober Living for 90
days: We want a structured
place to live where they
can get jobs, education, etc
2. We want to get you, the
family involved in Recovery
and we are going to guide
you through this
There is a group of people who
almost never relapse in the years
following treatment. Total relapse
rate is 7 percent after 5 years vs 80 -
90 percent of everyone else.
Normal relapse rate: 80 - 90 percent
This group’s rate: 7 percent
…and that’s measured after 5 years
These folks are some of the most
difficult addicts to treat. They used to
relapse at the same rate as everyone
We are going to show
you how with you, the
family, we can head
toward similar results.
You will do what that
winning group does.
WHAT’S A FAMILY TO DO?
We have found that the Family is clueless as to what works and
what doesn't after treatment.
We can fix that, but first let’s look at the Family.
Addiction turns the
family into the adversary.
Families think they have
no power because they
have just been
mistreated, and hated by
But the addict/ alcoholic desperately needs
the family for recovery after treatment…
I am saying that your loved one can ONLY be
sober with your help.
Treatment is detox and 60 days in a treatment center
Recovery starts after Treatment… going to meetings,
getting a sponsor, working the steps, etc
If you are willing, we are going to
place your family smack-dab in the
center of Recovery
I’m going to show you how Family Circle
changes your family from chaos to healing
12 STEP GROUPS
There is a group called Al-Anon which is for families.
When the founders started Alcoholics Anonymous, the families
were left behind with no support, so Al-Anon was started for
I WANT THE FAMILY TO
CHANGE… TO BE IN
Alcoholics and addicts don’t
respond well to more words,
but actions attract their
When the entire family is
telling the addict what to do
but doing recovery
themselves—they will see
that something has changed
With everyone in recovery, the family
…which now includes the addict begins to
Two Hours Per Week…
1. Dedicate one hour a week for a
group (a meeting over the phone
with your family) about Recovery.
2.Dedicate one hour a week to an
Family meetings (#1) happen via
conference calls. If the addict is in
residential treatment or a sober
house, he can still participate.
THIS IS WHY IT WORKS…
When the addict finds himself
part of a recovery family, he no
longer feels like the odd man out.
When the entire family is working
at recovery, attending Twelve
Step groups, discussing what
they’ve learned and how they’re
improving, Recovery becomes
the family norm. The addict feels
the warmth of belonging,
something he has not felt in a
very long time.
The family starts by attending Al-Anon and they start soon
after the alcoholic /addict enters treatment
In a few weeks, the addict joins in the group and is right at
Family Circle isn’t punitive or judgmental. The family focuses
on themselves, NOT on the addict/ alcoholic.
Everyone in the family finds where they have power and
where they are powerless.
“In the past ten years, my
mother relapsed multiple
times. As a family, we all
stood outside the circle,
passing judgment and
pointing fingers. Now we’re
all inside the circle, holding
hands, doing recovery
FROM THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED
BACK TO THE WINNERS
GROUP I BROUGHT UP
If you are a pilot, lawyer or doctor and you want to keep
your license, you must agree to a five year monitored plan
This is the only group in the world that has over a 90%
chance of staying sober
We know what they do… so we will simply duplicate what
they do… and we do it for one year
WHY PILOTS, DOCTORS
AND ATTORNEYS SUCCEED
2. After treatment, sober living
3. Assignment to a solid support group which understands
4. Heavy involvement in AA or NA
Each family member has to commit to one hour each week
on the phone for the Family Circle meeting plus one hour
for an Al-Anon meeting
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
We will set you up for your
meetings, hand you a different
subject for each meeting
We are available to guide you
through the process and for
consultation for anything at all
There is no charge for any of
this but there is an obligation…
that you commit for 90 days as
HOW TO GET STARTED
Fill out a simple information sheet so we get to know who
will be in your Circle
Sign the contract that you will continue no matter what for