Melody Bacon, PhD and Ronald Bacon, LMFT have taught how to develop serenity and peace in the face of active addictions for over a combined 50 years. They have developed a first of its kind online program for the loved ones of active addicts and alcoholics, the Family Matters Program. In this course you will learn how to free yourself of the tyranny of fear, anxiety, and worry that accompanies loving someone with a substance use disorder.
The Family Matters Program is an innovative online program which supports those who have an alcoholic or addict in their lives. It was designed by Melody Bacon, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Ron Bacon, M.A., MSM, M.Div., a licensed marriage and family therapist. Between them they have over 50 years of direct experience working with substance use disorder (SUD) clients and their family members in various treatment centers.
The Family Matters Program is a first of its kind online program that focuses on SUD families and how to guide them to self-improvement irrespective of the actions of their SUD loved one(s). Change is possible and there are options other than staying and keeping things the way they are now or leaving and suffering the guilt and regret that plague those whose worse fears are realized when the disease claims another victim.
Students in the Family Matters Program demonstrate clear abilities to make better decisions than they did prior to enrolling in the course. They also report significantly more times of personal serenity, peace, and happiness with less and shorter episodes of conflict and "fights."