Family Program

Family program is held every five weeks. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday families are invited to The Augustine family counseling & therapy, fellowship, and fun. Time spent at The Augustine during family weekend includes the following:

  • Ice breakers, team building activities
  • Educational talks/discussions
  • Family therapy/counseling
  • Individual family sessions
  • Family process group
  • Introduction of staff members
  • Tour of The Augustine
  • Free time to spend with your family members
  • Meals with residents and staff

In addition to our Family Program, our recovery based case managers keep open lines of communication with our resident’s families throughout their stay at The Augustine. Providing progress reports, and weekly phone calls to keep the family informed.

See below for a sample schedule of our Family Program.

Sample Family Program Schedule

Dear Family Members,

Both your loved one and we are looking forward to seeing you this Friday afternoon. We strive to make this a meaningful experience for both our clients and you as family members. To assist in planning your visit and preparing for the weekend, we have included the following schedule for this weekend’s program. The focus of this weekend’s program will be family systems, which includes looking at the family system as an entire entity and each individual member’s contribution to the system. Dependence on substances affects both of these. Our hope is to assist each individual in identifying how the experiences with substances have affected both of these aspects. Also, to prepare for the weekend, we have attached a worksheet to walk you through discovering the “rules” we have adopted as the “right” and “meaningful” ways to be in relationships and get an understanding of how one personally navigates relationships.

We encourage you to come an open heart and your honesty about your experience with this disease and the sadness, frustration, loss, grief, hope, and confusion that is a part of it.

Kindest regards and hopeful excitement for the weekend,

The Augustine Recovery Center Staff

***This is a sample schedule to give you an idea of what occurs during family program. Not to be taken literally, thank you! Times are dynamic and always changing!***


Time Activity
Between 1:00 – 1:30 pm Arrive
1:30 – 3:15 pm Group Session 1: Welcome Group
15 min Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Family Members Only Educational and Processing Groups
4:30- 5:30 pm Individuals Family Therapy Sessions with Therapist\ Free Time
5:30 – 6:30 pm Group Session 2: Understanding The 12 Steps Educational Group
6:30 pm End of Day 1


Time Activity
Arrive by 9:00 am Family Members Arrive\ Coffee
9:00 – 10:00 am Individuals Family Therapy Sessions with therapist\ Free Time
10:00 am – 12:15 pm Group Session 3: Educational and Therapy Processing Group
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch (Lunch served @ 12:30)
1:15 – 3:15 pm Group Session 4: Educational and Therapy Processing Group
3:30 – 4:30 pm Individuals Family Therapy Sessions with Therapist\ Free Time
4:30 – 5:30 pm Family Members Only Educational and Processing Groups
5:45 pm Dinner
7:00 pm End of Day 2


Time Activity
9:00 am Arrival\ Coffee
9:30 – 10:00 am Family Members Only Processing Groups
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Group Session 5: Closing Group
12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch (Lunch served at 12:15)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Free Time
2:00 – 3:00 pm Optional Family Only Group
3:00 pm End of Day 3


Every Wednesday at 7pm Eastern Standard Time.
Dial-in number (605)-313-5503
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We are excited and happy to invite you to the weekly Family Alumni calls.

Each week the call features 6 to 8 parent speakers.  Each featured parent on the call shares in their own words and from their own perspectives what they have experienced and learned. 

We listen and learn while they explain what they have experienced with addiction and recovery. The majority of the participants are silent observers in this virtual theatre. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed and maybe even get some questions answered that haven’t been thought of yet.

The disease of Addiction and Alcoholism is aggressive. The weekly call is a tool that can help us. Initially the recovery language was very confusing to many of us. Listening as parents and family members share their experiences and solutions helped us a lot.We have learned that the recovery process can be made easier by doing it with people that share our frustrations, feelings and experiences. Learning to speak the language of recovery is a really powerful tool.

As the Al-Anon literature states: 

“Take what you need and leave the rest”.

We look forward to meeting you as we walk through recovery together.

Augustine Recovery Family Alumni

Men's Addiction Treatment Center St. Augustine, FL

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