A four-day healing and recovery workshop for patients, their
families, and significant others
YEAR 2013 Adult Workshop Schedule
(Choose One Four-Day Workshop)
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday
Detailed Family Workshop Schedule
Ridgeview’s philosophy is that treating the entire family is a
necessary component of any addiction or psychiatric treatment
program. Studies have shown that the recovery process is more
effective when those who are living with and interacting with the
patient become educated about the illness and the recovery process.
During lectures and groups, family members learn about the specifics
of the illness as well as how to set healthy boundaries with
patients, how to support the patient without enabling unhealthy
behaviors, and how to develop new tools for confronting difficulties as they come up.
In addition to the formal education that family members receive, they also learn that they are not the only ones dealing with this type of illness. Family members learn that there are ways of reaching out to others to address their own emotional stressors, struggles, losses and frustrations. They are able to
experience how talking to and listening to others who have been through this struggle lessens the burdens of caring about someone with a chronic, relapsing illness. It shows them that they do not have to be alone in their journey with the illness. Toward this end, family members are encouraged to create a network of ongoing support for themselves.
Ridgeview Institute Family Workshop is a four-day healing and recovery workshop for patients, their families, and significant others.
Family Workshop also provides a forum for staff to learn about the family’s perspective of how the illness has impacted the patient’s life and how it has affected the family.
The afternoon group therapy provides an opportunity to address clinical concerns
with the help of case managers and further explore family dynamics .
The program includes discussions about continuing care as patients transition out of treatment and back into
the "real world". Family members will discuss what to expect as patients grow in their recovery. Family members complete the week with feelings of renewed hope, new tools
to empower them to take better care of themselves, and a better understanding of the things they can do to help their family’s overall wellness and recovery.
What does it Cost?
There is no additional
charge for family members of current Ridgeview patients.
Others may attend the family workshop for a fee. For details,
please call Patient Accounts at (770) 434-4568 or
1(800) 329-9775, ext. 3112 or 3117 or the Family Services
Coordinator at the same number, ext. 3552.
OK, I want to come.
Check the list of monthly
workshops and select the date that falls during your loved one's
treatment. you may attend while your loved one is in
treatment. No pre-registration is required unless your loved
one is in the Evening Program. Evening Program patients and
family must pre-register.
These four-day workshops run Monday through Thursday and begin at
8:30 a.m. on the Ridgeview campus in the Day Hospital. Coffee
and muffins are served in the morning. Noon lunch tickets are
$4 per person. Families and friends will be able to eat
together. The workshop ends at 3:30 p.m. daily, except
Thursday which ends at 1:00 p.m.
One-day workshop for Youth Services patients and their families
Youth Services offers a Family Workshop on the 1st Friday each month for family members and their patients currently in treatment. As with our Adult Workshop, Youth Services Family Workshop provides education and group support to guide families in their recovery and includes the same components offered in the Adult Family Workshop.
What happens each day at the workshop?
A typical day in the family workshop would include the following:
Registration and Welcome
Coffee and Muffins
Morning Focus (a directed meditation)
Morning Education Lectures
Stretch & Break Time (access to vending machines & books available
Small Group Therapy
Noon lunch with time for eating, visiting, and book table
Afternoon Education Lecture
Stretch & Break Time
Family Group Therapy (family members and patients attend together)
Where can I get the answers to other questions about the
Patients' families will have many of their questions answered at
Family Orientation on Tuesday evenings at 6:00p.m.
For all other questions, contact the Family Services Coordinator
at (770) 434-4568 or 1(800)329-9775, extension 3552.
Need a place to stay?
If you are traveling to attend the Ridgeview Family Workshop and need
suggestions of nearby places to stay you might try one of these.
Inn Smyrna - 2.3 miles
Cobb Dr SE
*Ask for special "medical rate"
|Comfort Inn & Suites Galleria - 2.3
2800 Highland Parkway
* Ask for special "medical rate"
Inn & Suites - 2.3 miles
2175 Church Road SE
for special "Ridgeview rate"
|Fairfield Inn by Marriott
- 2.6 miles
2450 Paces Ferry Road
*Ask for special "Ridgeview rate"
Inn at Cumberland Parkway - 3.5 miles
2775 Cumberland Parkway
special "Ridgeview rate"
|Holiday Inn Express - 2.5
1200 Winchester Parkway
|LaQuinta Inns & Suites at Vinings
- 2.6 miles
2415 Paces Ferry Road
Suites Galleria, Atlanta - 4.2 miles
2844 Cobb Parkway SW
Courtyard by Marriott - Vinings - 3.5 miles
2857 Paces Ferry Road