BALM Family Program: Helping Families of Addicts
The BALM Family Program (Be a Loving Mirror) is designed to help families of addicts become an ally in recovery once the person is out of treatment and back at home. BALM Family Program
There are three components to the BALM Family Program:
Information: We provide education about 12 Family Recovery Principles via weekly live calls, a workbook, and an online database of lessons, interviews, and words spoken by people in recovery and their families. The information is presented in a user-friendly, easy way.
Transformation: Tools are provided so that you can put all the information you receive into real-life scenarios and practice them. 7 steps are given to teach families how to communicate with their addicted loved one using the BALM method.
Support: We make sure that families know they are not alone in their process. The BALM Family Program offers group calls with some question and answer sessions. It also gives the opportunity to listen to other families who have gone through or are going through the same experiences.
Developing Coping Methods
The BALM Family Program is designed to teach families of addicts some methods for coping with their loved one’s addiction. It also teaches people how to be pillars of strength and encouragement to help those in their recovery. Participants will learn how to:
- Set boundaries
- Let go of judgment
- Recognize relapse signs
- Regain a sense of calm
- Maintain peace in their household
In order for a person to be successful in recovery, the whole family needs to heal. Obsessing over relapse and not knowing how to deal with early recovery can be detrimental to a person trying to stay sober. As a unit, a family can come together and increase everyone’s chance of becoming better. It’s important to have support, especially from people who have been in your shoes. You aren’t in this battle by yourself. With the right knowledge and tools, you can make healing a real possibility.