MARCH 30, 2020 – CeDAR Family Program usually hosts Family Week each month to provide education and support for family members of addicted loved ones. Due to the current COVID-19 / coronavirus restrictions we have asked CeDAR Family Counselor, Blair Thurston, to provide Telehealth consultation for family and loved ones struggling to deal with an addicted person. If you have an addicted loved one, and you need help changing your own life please reach out.
Contact CeDAR Family Counselor by email at Blair.Thurston@uchealth.org or by phone at (720) 848-3070 to schedule an initial consultation. We can determine if telehealth family counseling is appropriate for you.
Blair will return your call Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. If you leave a message after hours or on the weekend, she will return your call the next business day during those hours.
Recovery from addiction is a family process.
CeDAR’s Family Program provides education and support for any family member who has a loved one struggling with substance abuse. Addiction is a disease that is destructive to your entire family. It can rob each individual of their identity, create dysfunctional behaviors and damage relationships. Family members often blame themselves or try to control an addict’s behavior. You can participate in Family Week to discover new ways of helping yourself and other family members.
CeDAR Family Week happens once per month to help you and your family learn about addiction and recovery for themselves. It’s a 5-day program scheduled for Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone, 15 years old and up, can participate in CeDAR Family Week, whether or not they have a loved one at CeDAR. Family Week is also open to the public.
The cost for CeDAR Residential Treatment includes one participant at Family Week. Contact CeDAR for additional participant fees. There is financial aid available for those strongly motivated to attend.
Blair Thurston or one of the family program interns will contact family members to orient them to Family Week procedures and daily schedules.