Family Education Counseling

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) impacts not only the individual in care, but the entire family and other close relationships, presenting obstacles and challenges that can be difficult to navigate and for which it may seem there is limited support. Family Services of Warren County understands the barriers and confusion that many family members face as they seek to support their loved ones through their struggle with substance abuse or on their journey to recovery, and would like to provide resources for families in the community to assist them in navigating this difficult time. We will be offering drug and alcohol education on a case by case basis for family members with a loved one suffering from SUD, on topics including the physiological effects of substance use, understanding cognitive changes associated with prolonged substance use, understanding and utilizing available resources, as well as other topics of concern brought by family members.

 

These services are available immediately, and are not limited to clients currently seen at FSWC, but are available for all members of the community. Client specific and treatment related information for active or past FSWC clients will continue to be held in strict confidentiality and may not be discussed with family members. However, clients are encouraged to speak with their family members on educational topics for discussion that would support their own treatment outcomes. Our family educational episodes are not considered treatment, and are currently provided at no cost to the family. However, donations for the service will be accepted, and we hope to develop the program into a key community support for family members throughout the community.

Please contact Kendall Arnold at karnold@fswc.org our Director of Substance Abuse Services, Andrew Cauley, CADC, at 814-723-1330 extension: 106 for scheduling today!