Family Group at Mariposa

Every weekend at Mariposa, groups meet to help heal families from the negative impact of alcohol and drugs. This group celebrates the unity of families with staff at the end of the 12-week session. They joined together to have a pot luck that included fried chicken, pasta dishes, corn dogs, tostadas, chili, rice and homemade beans, with cookies and fruit for dessert. This week during the family session, they discussed communication traps and improving communication skills by using “I” statements. One parent expressed, “I feel proud when you put a stop to your drinking and you went into recovery because you were struggling and I see that you want to succeed in your sober life.” Another parent shared, “I feel sad when you use because I know you are a great mother.” Powerful statements were shared and tears were shed at the closing of group. It was a special session!