Family Education Program


Alcoholism and drug addiction affects each member of the family.  Each family member whether, young, teenage, or adult children; wives or husbands; brothers or sisters; parents or other relatives and friends are affected by a loved ones abuse of prescription medications, alcohol or other substances.  One family member addicted to alcohol and drugs means the whole family suffers.  Addiction can stress the family to their breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics.

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. Anyone age 16 and over who would like to understand more about addiction, how to help a loved one who may be struggling with an addiction to drugs, alcohol or prescription medications. Our classes are taught by Sheila Walker CADC II and professional interventionist with 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.  Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 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 or email Sheila to RSVP as space is limited. or call her at 916-517-1683.

Regrettably, no family 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. Norma Cordero is highly experienced and 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 loved ones.

For more information or to sign up for the continuing education program contact Sheila Walker at 916-517-1683 or