St. Francis Mission has partnered with the Betty Ford Institute to provide educational programming to address the effects addiction has on the family. Because addiction is a family disease, without addressing the family dynamics of addiction, the addict suffers a high risk of relapse even after an intensive treatment program. In these recovery programs, participants learn about codependency and the various role types that exist in family structure. Role types can cause enabling conduct and play a significant role in strengthening addictions; they can also lead to addiction in other family members. Participants of the 12-hour Family Recovery Program learn how to set boundaries, control codependency issues, and learn communication skills so they can express their emotions and feelings in a healthy and constructive way.
The recovery program takes place every month at a different community on the Rosebud Reservation. The program is led by St. Francis Mission staff who have been certified by the Betty Ford Institute.
There have been hundreds of participants in the Family Recovery Program since it was introduced on the reservation in 2007. We have received a multitude of positive feedback from the participants and many go on to attend other follow-up services provided by St. Francis Mission, such as Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous.
- From their website
This facility is located on the Lakota reservation in St. Francis, South Dakota.