Many loved ones grapple with how to best help someone struggling with substance use. What is the best approach? Is it a 12-step program? An intervention? At Arbor Place in Menomonie and River Falls, we believe there’s a better, more positive way.
Arbor Place is now offering a skills-based program designed to help concerned significant others, including family and friends, of a person struggling with substance use. In the program, loved ones are equipped with effective strategies to help reduce the person’s substance use, whether or not they have engaged in treatment yet.
At the core of the program is the belief that concerned significant others can be powerful forces in the road to treatment and recovery, without uncomfortable and often negative interventions or confrontations. The ultimate goal of the program is to not only improve the loved one’s life, but also the lives of concerned family and friends.
Families will learn behavioral and motivational strategies for interacting with their loved one, including the power of positive reinforcement and communication skills to improve interactions and make the most of their influence.
You’ll gain a variety of skills, including:
- Understanding a loved one’s triggers to use substances
- Positive communication strategies
- Positive reinforcement strategies – rewarding non-using behavior
- Domestic violence precautions
- Getting a loved one to accept help
In-Person Program in Menomonie, WI
Wednesday, June 16 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Free informational meeting)
Wednesday, June 23 – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30 – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7 – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Virtual Program Coming Soon!
Interested in attending the program virtually? We’ll be offering a virtual Family Support and Education program in July, with all sessions being held on Zoom. Fill out the form below and select the virtual course option to get more information and be notified of the start date.
The in-person program kicks off on June 16, with a free informational meeting at Arbor Place in Menomonie from 4-5 p.m. Following the initial meeting, the group will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. for three weeks at Arbor Place. The full cost of the program is $120. If this cost is a barrier for you to participate please reach out to us to see how we can help
To sign up for the free informational meeting, fill out the form below.