Addiction is a family disease.

Our family programs can help.

The alcoholic or addict is a heart-breaking puzzle for those who love them. Family members often know there’s a problem long before the addicted person does, but getting the addict to admit they have a problem with alcohol or drugs can be a maddening exercise in frustration. Loved ones are left feeling confused, anxious, desperate and alone.  That’s why Renascent offers extensive family programs to help adults and children cope with the effects of addiction.

Drug and alcohol addiction affects the entire family and the family system itself. Without knowing it, spouses, parents and children, as well as members of the extended family, can become lost in the downward spiral of addiction, just as the addict is.

Getting a loved one to rehab is only one part of the puzzle, and sometimes he or she doesn’t want help. Renascent can still make a difference by helping the family work together to fight the effects of addiction. Addiction thrives when family members become isolated from one another, or disagree on recovery options. Family members need to know that addiction is recognized as a disease and that sustained recovery is possible.

 

Helping families break the cycle of addiction, one family member at a time

Renascent recognizes drug and alcohol addiction as a family disease and offers integrated treatment options for family clients aged 7 and up (with referrals for pregnant and younger children). At Renascent, children and family members are clients in their own right, not just accessories to someone else’s recovery.

At Renascent we offer help to all those affected by someone’s addiction, whether or not the addict is willing to accept substance abuse treatment themselves. Our Family Care programs are specifically tailored to meet the distinct needs of individuals impacted by a family member’s drinking or drug use.

Anyone who has been affected by another person’s drinking or drug problem is welcome to participate in Renascent Family Care. We also welcome Al-Anon members who seek additional support and education to strengthen their recovery.

Introduction to Family Care

Learn how your loved one’s addiction has affected you, whether they are in active addiction or recovery, and acquire the tools to set boundaries and address enabling and codependent behaviours.

$320 includes intensive programming including group and individual counselling with our team of addiction experts, and continued aftercare. Sessions are available by phone so distance or shift work is never a barrier to your family’s recovery. Email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.

 

 

Children’s Healthy Coping Skills

Let us help you break the cycle and change the legacy of addiction in your family.

$400 includes meals, intensive programming including group and individual counselling with our team of addiction experts, and continued aftercare. Learn more about our Children’s Health Coping Skills program, and email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.

 

 

Parenting in Recovery

Our Parenting in Recovery program teaches effective and practical parenting tools to help you and your family recover together. You’ll learn how to improve your family’s communication, how to help your children understand addiction in an age-appropriate way, and how to boost protective factors in both your own and your children’s lives.

$200 includes meals and intensive programming including group and individual counselling with our team of addiction experts, and continued aftercare. Email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.

 

Intensive Family Codependency Retreat

Get away and focus on your own healing and recovery, whether the addicted person in your family is in recovery or actively using. We’ll teach you skills for life, like how to lovingly detach, be a better communicator, and most importantly, how to manage your codependent behaviours and set boundaries. In addition, you’ll experience the fellowship created by learning and connecting with others who have had similar experiences. Email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.

 

 


Family Alumni Care

A weekly support group for alumni of Introduction to Family Care and the Intensive Family Codependency Retreat. Email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.


Children’s Alumni Care

A monthly gathering for alumni of Children’s Healthy Coping Skills, where children can reconnect with their counsellors and peers in recovery. Email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.


One-on-One Counselling

Renascent offers one-on-one counselling to family members, children age 7 and up included. If you’re interested in personal counselling, we’re here to help. Email Sunil Boodhai or call 416-927-1202, ext. 3010 for more information.


Family Information Nights

Free evening session for families to learn more about Renascent’s Family Care programs.

For adults (registration not required):

In Toronto:
Lillian and Don Wright Family Health Centre
38 Isabella Street, Toronto
the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

In Brooklin:
Paul J. Sullivan Centre
90 Colston Avenue, Brooklin
the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30pm

For youth (ages 7-19; pre-registration required):

In Toronto:

Lillian and Don Wright Family Health Centre
38 Isabella Street, Toronto
the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Please call Sunil at 416-927-1202, x. 3010, to pre-register


Peer Support Groups

Renascent supports ongoing family recovery by hosting weekly al-anon groups at our Toronto and Durham locations.

In Toronto:

Living Our Best Life Al-Anon Family Group
Wednesdays at noon
Lillian and Don Wright Family Health Centre
38 Isabella Street, Toronto

In Brooklin (Whitby):

New Beginnings Al-Anon Family Group

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Paul J. Sullivan Centre
90 Colston Avenue, Brooklin

 

No One Is Turned Away

Renascent is committed to allowing access to all programs regardless of financial position. We don’t receive any government support for our family programs so we’re entirely dependent on the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our clients to pay what they can – to keep the doors open for the next family in need.

 

Where Do I Begin?

Give us a call toll-free at 1-866-232-1212 and talk to one of our family counsellors. We’ll help you identify your family’s specific needs, tell you about our Family Programs in more detail, and discuss what options will work best for you and your family. All consultations are free and confidential.

 

Renascent. Your best choice for lasting family recovery.

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