Family Education Program

Come and learn how to help heal the addiction in your family.


Without help, active addiction can totally destroy family life and cause harmful effects that can last a lifetime. Without healing the addictive cycle will likely manifest in future generations.

WHO –  Class provided by Sheila Walker. Our classes are taught by Sheila Walker CADC II, professional interventionist  and co-author of the book   "How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free, A Guide for Parents of Adolescents and Young Adults with Substance Abuse or Addiction"

Sheila has many years of experience helping families and individuals heal from addictive disorders.

WHAT – Sheila covers many aspects of addiction including:

  • Signs and symptoms of an addiction
  • How to handle relapse
  • How to help a loved one with an addiction seek help
  • What is codependency
  • Should I let him/her live with me?
  • How much should I help him/her
  • How do drugs and alcohol affect the brain
  • Family Roles
  • Healthy Detachment

WHERE – Pathways Recovery counseling center – 775 Sunrise Ave, Suite 210, Roseville, CA 95661

WHEN – Family Education Program.  Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

COST – This is a FREE class to anyone who would like to learn more about how to support a loved one struggling with an addiction.

Come and learn all you can. Just call us or email us at as space is limited. 

Regrettably, no one is born with the knowledge of how to deal effectively with addiction. It is a skill that must be learned and practiced daily.

One of the biggest challenges to family recovery is the belief that everything will be ok if they can just ‘fix’ their loved one who is addicted to alcohol or drugs. After all, “he’s the one who needs help, not me!”

Helping families understand that just as the addict is responsible for their own recovery, they too are responsible for their own recovery. The whole family is in this together, including the children. Addiction in the family strains relationships and people become anxious, mistrustful, tired and an overwhelming sense of hopelessness can set in.

Our family education program is taught by a highly experienced addiction professional. Sheila Walker offers guidance and support on understanding how addiction affects families and helps navigate the many questions of what to do and how to handle addiction in the family and or with loved ones.