FADAP- Assisting Families in Recovery

FADAP is pleased to announce that it is now offering a robust six-month education and support program at no cost for families and loved-ones of Flight Attendants currently in or still needing treatment.

What is Family Class? 

“Family Class”, will assist you in stepping out of reactive roles such as cop, banker, apologist and other survival roles that you may have stepped into during crisis. Through a structured and professionally guided one hour/one day a week program across six months, you will begin working on your own recovery and reclaim your  healthy roles as wife, husband, parent, friend, brother, sister etc.  Skills learned in “Family Class” will help you succeed in establishing healthy boundaries between self and others and fostering a new capacity for honesty and forgiveness while releasing old blame, shame and guilt.  Growth, sharing, discovering, and learning await you. 

How Does it Work?

Family Class gathers together family or origin and choice from across the globe.  Family class is available virtually anywhere as  it’s delivered on a secure online platform or via the phone for an audio connection.  “Family Class” uses an established curriculum to help families moved through the below three phases.  For more information or to begin the registration process, email your name and contact information to Heather Healy, FADAP Manager at hhealy@fadap.org.

The work moves through Three Phases: 

1) Mend - detox physically and emotionally from drama, trauma and crisis

2) Move - your mind, body and spirit to grow in new directions

3) Maintain - begin making life-affirming behaviors your new 'normal'


Family Class



Addictive Disease-We begin by exploring the basic dynamics of addiction, which are bigger than just drinking or using. This is a look at addiction as a family issue. The goal is to understand how the family plays a role in addiction as well as how addiction shapes the family.

Codependency- We will debunk the mystery and confusion that surrounds codependency. Together we dig into how codependency patterns form and evolve into addictive behaviors.

Family of Origin-Dive deep into the family through a wonderful process of creating a graphic snapshot of the organization and structure of your family. We call this our Family Map. We will look at things that repeat from generation to generation as well as those things that stop or change. Many are shocked by the exciting discoveries of this month’s work.

Boundaries-Healthy power in a family depends on each member knowing who they are. Boundaries are the word we use to describe the process of discovering who we are, which allows us to then define who we are as a family. When boundaries are unclear, chaos and anarchy become the rules. This month is about learning who we are as a family and how to protect ourselves appropriately.

Practicing Recovery-Recovery is a broad term that refers to getting healthy and making new practices stick. It is about more than just sobriety. It is what makes staying sober worth doing. But what does recovery mean for the family? Let’s find out together.

Personal Care Plan-Family Class is just the beginning. The real question is how to take what you are learning in class and integrate it into positive life changes. Having a clear plan is vital. This month is all about developing and implementing a plan that helps the family move forward successfully.