Family Program at Top of The World Ranch Treatment Centre

We also know that families that seek and participate in support for themselves are able to foster a better recovery environment for our clients returning home.

Our Family Program helps the families of our clients gain a better understanding of addiction and recovery, but it also is an important validation of the impact of the addiction on the whole family and provides tools for families to begin their healing journey.

The program is facilitated by our highly trained counselling staff with the specific goal of helping clients’ families gain understanding as well as promoting healing and rebuilding of relationships..

We strongly encourage all those who are 19 years and older who have experienced the disease of addiction through a loved one to take this opportunity and join us for our 4-Day Intensive Family Support Weekends.

There is no additional fee for family members to participate in our family weekends.

Participation in our Family Program is by invitation, and an email will be sent to you formally inviting you to attend. Please also note that Family Intensive Program is not suitable for anyone under the age of 19 years old. ​

Our Family Program is offered approximately every six weeks, Wednesday through Saturday.

Clients and their families that were not able to attend during the client’s stay are welcome to attend over the next 6-month period after the client’s graduation from treatment.

Lunches are included daily, as well as breakfast on Saturday morning. Families will stay at a local hotel and drive themselves to the Ranch for programming during the days.

Family Hotel Rates

Hotel Phone Number Website
Best Western 250.417.4002 Best Western Website
Sandman Hotel 250.426.4236 Sandman Hotel
Elizabeth Lake Lodge 250.426.6114 Elizabeth Lake Lodge
The goals of our Family Program are:
  • To help you understand the disease of addiction, what creates vulnerability to this disease and how people do recover.
  • To help you understand the impact that living with addiction has had on your own life and how you can also begin a process of healing.
  • To help you to make changes that result in a more fulfilling and rewarding life.
  • To provide you with tools and links to support that will assist you in your journey
The feedback we have received thus far from family members that have participated in our family program has been outstanding — 100% highly positive.
We look forward to seeing you and we know this will be a moving and beneficial experience for you.

Family Program Schedule

Day 1 – Wednesday
8:00am Registration
8:30am Welcome and Introductions
9:15am Family Roles (lecture)
10:15am Break
10:30am Family Systems and Codependency (lecture)
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Boundaries (lecture)
2:15pm Break
2:30pm Small Groups
4:00pm End of day
Day 2 – Thursday
8:30am Morning readings (large group)
9:30am Family Progression (lecture)
10:45am Break
11:00am Shame (lecture)
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Addictive Disorders (lecture)
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Small Groups
4:00pm End of day
Day 3 – Friday
8:30am Morning readings (large group)
9:15am Family Picture exercise
10:30am Break
10:45am Collusions/Communication
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Family share (small groups)
3:00pm Small Groups
4:00pm End of day
Day 4 – Saturday
8:30am Morning readings (large group)
9:15am Karpman’s Triangle
10:30am Break
10:45am Values and Priorities exercise (small groups)
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Values and Priorities (cont.)
2:00pm Graduation and Closing of group
3:00pm End of day
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