Family Program at Olalla
Our Inpatient Program at Olalla Guest Lodge encourages visitor participation in the Family Education Program. Your involvement is considered an important part of the patient’s treatment program, subsequent recovery, and to enhance the rehabilitation of the family unit. The program helps family members, friends, and co-workers learn about the nature and causes of substance use disorders and about the steps that can be taken by both patients and supportive family/friends to live free of chemical addiction. Your participation is designed to help you in the recovery process ahead. Our family program facilitator meets with patients and their family supports to discuss family dynamics and relationship issues, developing a family treatment plan designed to deliver a successful recovery for everyone involved.
The Family Program consists of four weekly modules covering the following topics:
- The Disease Concept of Addiction & Basic Relapse Prevention
- Communication Skills & Setting Boundaries in Relationships
- Codependency & Enabling versus Helping
- Family Support Groups - featuring a talk by an Al-Anon or Nar-Anon member
Each educational module of approximately 75-minutes in duration presents information pertaining to individual and family recovery, with emphasis on the family dynamics accompanying substance use disorders. A variety of handouts, media, socio-drama, and interactive discussion comprise the makeup of each session.
Following the weekly module and a quick break, the family and friends separate from the patients, meeting together with the Family Program Facilitator in a process group format. Brief self-introductions start the group, then general discussion ensues related to the weekly topic. A question and answer session concludes the process group, which generally runs for approximately 90-minutes.
We also offer an abrieviated Family Program on Sundays. This program builds on the information and tools presented the previous day to allow for continued discussion and exploration of the various topics.
Please be aware we do not allow the following on our campus while attending the family program or during any visiting: Cell Phones, Cameras, Purses/Bags, Food, Beverages, Candy, Gum or Pets.
ALL items brought for a patient must be presented to a staff member before given to a patient. Please put items in a sack with the patient first name and initial of the last name clearly marked (for example, John D.)
The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. We request all who attend sign in at the main office between 12:30 p.m. and 12:55 p.m. Saturday Family Program participants must be 12 years of age or older. Childcare is not provided. Guests who wish to attend the self-help meeting Saturday evening may purchase a meal ticket and stay for dinner (dinner tickets should be purchased during check-in).
The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. We request all who attend sign in at the main office between 12:30 p.m. and 12:55 p.m. Sunday Family Program participants must be 12 years of age or older. Childcare is not provided. Children under age 12 wll be accompanied by the patient they are visiting and invited to participate in an arts and crafts project or other activity. There is no meal option for the Sunday program.
Patient Pay-Phone Schedule
Pay Phone Numbers:
253-857-6241 or 253-857-3062 [Men]
Address mail to your patient using the following:
c/o Olalla Recovery Centers
12850 SE Lala Cove Lane
Olalla, WA 98359