Families, parents and support persons of individuals who are struggling with substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues can overlook the need for support themselves.
At Rideauwood we offer a unique program that helps families, parents and support persons learn about the factors of substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues that are at play in their lives and how they can reduce their impact. Clients are supported to feel empowered and find solutions that will work for their particular situation. In doing so they also help the ones they love.
How are you coping with your loved one's substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues?
Explore your questions with our self-assessment tool.
Do I or others question if my loved one’s substance use and/or, behavioural addiction is causing me problems?
Have I had consequences in my life related to my loved one’s substance use and/or, behavioural addiction but they continue the same behaviour?
Has my loved one's substance use and/or behavioural addiction increased regardless of their efforts to moderate or stop completely?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above please contact us.
Q: How can I make my partner/parent/child/friend stop using?
A: You can’t make someone else stop doing something they are doing, but you can learn how to take care of yourself.
Rideauwood has a wide variety of programs
Parents and Families
This is a 2-evening program for family members, friends and support persons who are concerned about someone with a substance use, behavioural addiction or mental health issue.
The Family Program
This program is a 13-week program for family members and support persons of people with substance use, behavioural addictions and mental health issues. The program includes 4 evening group sessions and a 4-day intensive portion followed by an 8 week after care session.
ARCK Program (for Families, Parents and Support Persons)
The ARCK Program offers 6 weeks of 2-hour group sessions, and individual counselling. It provides information on addiction, communication skills, emotions, education, and setting healthy boundaries.
The Parent Program
Rideauwood offers a 13-week program for parents and support persons of people with substance use, behavioural addictions or mental health issues. After attending 4-evening group sessions, participants enter a 4-day intensive portion followed by an 8 week after care session.
Urgent Substance Use Treatment Program for Parents and Family
This program provides immediate prevention, education and counselling services for family members, parents and support persons of people experiencing opioid related and other urgent substance use issues.
Problem Gambling Program for Families
We offer support, counselling, and education for family members, parents and support persons of people who struggle with gambling.