Family Support Program

Knowledge, Support and Connection for Family Members.

Family Support Program

Elevate Life views addiction as a disease that not only negatively impacts individuals,
but also their families and loved ones.
The Family Support Program is FREE of charge to the family members of TWC residents, and takes place every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm at TWC Centre, 2831 Kingsway, Vancouver BC. 
TWC offers a comprehensive, four session Family Support Program that educates and supports family members to better understand addictive behaviours. Many people who are impacted by a loved one’s addiction feel utterly confused and helpless. They wonder where they went wrong or what they could have done differently to prevent the individual’s catastrophic decline. We answer these questions and more.
The sessions are a source of knowledge, support and connection for family members who endured, or have triumphed over addiction. Sharing similar experiences in a safe and comforting environment allows families to heal together.
It is our belief that when a family is properly educated about the illness of addiction, they are better able to set clear and firm boundaries. Knowledge and insight helps family members to achieve sustained, long-term recovery for the ones they love.

 

Family Support Program

Session One
Understanding Addiction
Why Treatment?
Enabling Behaviours

Session Three
Denial and Acceptance
Family Support Resources
Recovery Support Resource

Session Two
Boundaries & Building Trust
Understanding the 12 Steps
Post-Acute Withdrawal

Session Four
Guest Speaker
Relapse Signs & Symptoms
Working a Program of Recovery

Betty Conroy

Family Program Facilitator

Betty Conroy is a respected professional with over 25 years’ experience as a counsellor, coach and program facilitator of the Family Support Program at TWC. With a healing-centred approach to care, Betty helps our residents and their loved ones understand the recovery process. Betty has vast personal experience and a thorough understanding of the family pressures that are often caused by active addiction and life in recovery.
Betty focuses specifically on coaching for promoting a happier lifestyle. Betty brings proven experience in individual and group counselling, coaching, workshop facilitation and recovery from substance abuse.
Her training and experience include: a Counselling Certificate, Substance Abuse Training, Conflict Resolution and Satir Family Therapy Certification, True Colors Certification, CRG Assessment Training and Business Administration Certification.

Live out of town and can’t attend the onsite family group?

Enrol in a 4-session Family Support Program that you can participate from in the comfort of your own home. Build your foundational knowledge about addiction so you can support your recovering loved one.
To register for the next ONLINE session or for more information
please email familyonline@twcvancouver.org or call 604-451-9854
Clinical and Administrative Specialists

Meet Our Addiction Specialists

Nathan MacMaster
Nathan MacMaster
Intake Services
Dr. Kim Graham
Dr. Kim Graham
Acupuncturist & Dr. Traditional Chinese Medicine
Phil Western
Phil Western
Certified Addictions Counsellor
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Expressive Art Therapist
Caroline MacGillivray
Caroline MacGillivray
Qigong and Yoga Instructor
Steve Bull
Steve Bull
Intake Services Manager
Carol Anne Turbitt
Carol Anne Turbitt
B.A. (Psychology) - Interventionist/Counsellor
Stacy Wilson
Stacy Wilson
Executive Director
Courtney Nichols
Courtney Nichols
Registered Clinical Counsellor – MA, RCC
Ian Yalloway
Ian Yalloway
Executive Chef