Virtual and in-person support for families with loved ones in treatment.

Family Programs

Families Healing Together

EHN Canada offers three ways for families with a loved one in treatment for addiction or a mental health disorder to find support: Family Support Workshop, Families Connect, and Insite.

Why are family programs so important?
Watching someone you love struggle with addiction, depression, trauma, and other mental health disorders isn’t easy. In fact, it can take an emotional toll on families. It’s why we offer our Family Programs to loved ones of those in treatment.

This has a two-fold benefit. First, it helps families themselves begin recovery, along with the person in treatment. And second, it gives people the tools and knowledge they need to continue to support their loved one’s recovery journey – understanding addiction and mental health and learning how to move forward together.

Who Can Attend Family Programs?

Our family programs are open to all loved ones of a person in treatment at an EHN Canada facility. This includes spouses, children, parents, and even extended family members and close friends.

Family Programs are open to those without a loved one in treatment
Do you have a loved one who is struggling with addiction or a mental health disorder, but they are not currently in treatment? Our Family Programs are still available to those who think they may benefit from them.

Families who want to attend these programs without a loved one in treatment can pay $499 (plus applicable provincial taxes.) If your loved one decides to enroll in a program at an EHN Canada facility, this fee will be contributed to the overall cost of their program.

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Three Programs to Support Families During Recovery

It takes different types of learning, work, and support for families to work through the impact addiction has had. We offer three unique programs to help each step of the way.

Learn with our Family Education Workshop
Our Family Education Workshop takes places over three half-days, (from 9:00 AM until 12:30 Pacific Time, and 12:00 to 3:30pm Eastern Time). This fully virtual workshop is open to as many people as would like to attend.

Over the course of the three sessions, loved ones will be taken through an educational presentation covering addiction and mental health disorders. Topics covered include:

  • Codependency
  • Emotional regulation and boundaries
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Self compassion
  • Your recovery journey

Find Support with Families Connect
We understand that healing and recovery happen through connection. Families Connect is facilitated virtually each week. It provides individuals the opportunity to gain knowledge about emotional regulation and mindfulness, while gaining support and connection with others who share similar experiences.

This interactive session is hosted over Zoom, where families are invited to ask questions and engage in a conversation, if they would like.

Gain Understanding with INSITE
Insite is an in-person facilitated group experience, at our EHN Edgewood Nanaimo facility, offering individuals an opportunity to learn how addiction and mental health impact the entire family system. It can help families better understand how they have been impacted, as well to explore the patterns of behaviour that can develop as a result. Through presentations, group therapy and small group activities, families will also learn about tools that can help facilitate and support their own recovery journey.

Topics addressed include:

  • Setting healthy boundaries
  • The generational impact of family relationships
  • Mindfulness (living in the present moment)
  • Codependency
  • Self-care
  • Communication and connection
  • Exploring your recovery

The cost of INSITE is $973.00 including GST, which covers accommodations, program materials, meals, and snacks.

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