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 Educator, Blair Thurston, to provide Telehealth coaching 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 Educator, Blair Thurston: Blair.Thurston@uchealth.org (720) 848-3070 to set up an appointment.
Blair will return your call within one hour of your voicemail Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. If you leave a message after hours, 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. CeDAR’s week-long program helps your family learn about addiction and recovery for themselves.
We offer a Family Program Orientation on Tuesday every week for anyone interested in finding out more about CeDAR’s Family Program.
Anyone, 13 years old and up, can participate in the CeDAR Family Program 5-Day Workshop, whether or not they have a loved one at CeDAR.
For those in a CeDAR Residential Treatment program, the cost for one participant is included in the residential fee. Contact CeDAR for additional participant fees. There is financial aid available for those strongly motivated to attend. The CeDAR Family Program 5-Day Workshop is also open to the public.
The CeDAR Family Program 5-Day Workshop is offered during one week each month, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CeDAR family educators will contact family members to orient them to family week procedures and schedules. In addition, weekly family support meetings are hosted at CeDAR on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Referrals for ongoing individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy may be offered upon request.
Weekly family contact is initiated by the CeDAR treatment team. Please note, Federal Confidentiality Law requires that patients give permission in writing to allow the treatment team to communicate with family members.
You can contact a CeDAR Family Program Educator directly at 720.848.3070 for any inquiries regarding youth programs and treatment.