Family Programs for First Responders in Treatment

Reconnect with and heal the entire family unit.

Frontline guardians experiencing the effects of mental and physical stress or trauma often unknowingly transfer those effects onto their family members and personal relationships outside the work environment.

It is not uncommon for frontline guardians to convince themselves that family and community members do not or cannot understand the burden of experiencing the incidents related to the performance of their duties. Over time, this can cause an increasing amount of emotional strain and place distance between an individual and their family and friends. A manifestation of negative perception toward self, their workplace, fellow guardians, and the community can create a pattern of insubordination, citizen complaints regarding demeanor, and adverse behavior that places the individual and others at risk of physical danger or death.

In some cases, the burden of harboring untreated stress and trauma can also create a toxic environment at home leading to domestic violence, physical abuse, child neglect, and divorce.

The Re-Institute encourages family members to be involved in the treatment process from the beginning. This helps the frontline guardian to focus on healing each aspect of his/her life with their professional and personal lives.

The Re-Institute understands that each guardian deserves and has earned the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilling life while serving the community and well into their retirement years with the family and relationships they have created and loved along their journey.

Addiction has been known to impact or destroy the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone associated with an individual suffering from the disease. Family and loved ones are not immune to the effects of addiction. For this reason, The Re-Institute has established a Family Program to help our clients and loved ones familiarize themselves with substance use disorders, the effects it can have on the family unit, and how the recovery process works.

Having a better understanding of the disease of addiction as well as the recovery process allows the family to create a deeper reconnection with their loved one. In turn, the overall chances of one’s recovery improve for the client as well as the entire family.

Positive results can be accomplished by implementing several modalities and programs including:
  • Co-Regulation techniques
  • Psychoeducation
  • Regulated Breathing Techniques
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Disease of Addiction
  • Recovery & Relapse Awareness
  • Treatment Processes
  • Chemical vs. Codependency
  • Enabling/Disabling vs. Helping
  • Al-Anon Meetings
  • Understanding Boundaries
  • Effective Communications

Helping frontline guardians achieve their personal best.