When our young men are battling addiction, parents’ emotions range from terrified, heartbroken, furious, and back to terrified.
Parents may try to control, rescue, deny, justify or punish their way through their fear.
The journey through addiction recovery is as complex as the disease itself. Loving our young men means that we take parts of this journey with them, and also that we learn that there are parts of the journey they must take alone.
Finding this balance can sometimes feel next to impossible. Navigating the journey is something no one can do alone.
Providence parents are supported in finding a path forward through their own clinical work. Parents must do their own work to support their young men. Your son’s greatest asset in his recovery is the support and change of dynamics within his family.
Our approach to family recovery is both exceptional and revolutionary. We believe individuals, families and communities must heal together.
Parents will participate in phone conference sessions with Providence staff each week. A parent support group also meets monthly, and parent socialization and mentoring is organized and facilitated by Providence staff.
Many community volunteers are parents of recovering children. Just as Providence men provide fellowship for one another, the Providence community of parents create a supportive fellowship of their own.
Perhaps most exciting is that your young men aren’t far from home. Providence staff will help families create boundaries around residents’ visits home, and parents’ visits to the Farm. We are here to help families grow comfortable with healthier, more mature interactions.
Families can visit the Providence residence, garden with residents, sign up to cook and enjoy dinner with them, do community service and participate in educational experiences alongside them, and – most importantly, have fun together.