Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started


Family In Treatment is an innovative series that takes direct aim at some of the most challenging beliefs, behaviors, and barriers facing the recovering addict and his or her family. With presentations intended for separate viewing by the addict, the family members, and for both addict and family together, this engaging, humorous, and yet powerful presentation addresses many of the most difficult issues that often stand in the way of achieving and maintaining sobriety.

Wholehearted Publishing
Product Type
Video (7 Videos Presentations)
Recovery, Addiction, Treatment Centers
C.E. Info
Recognized By
Video 240 Minutes (2014) 7 Lessons

Course Objectives

Through a combination of storytelling, exercises and other interactive activities with addicts and family members, jokes, and easy-to-remember “shortcuts” and acronyms, presenter Mark Lundholm, an internationally recognized comedian, entertainer, addiction recovery presenter, and 24 year recovered addict, captures the interest of the viewer, and offers memorable explanations of  the key elements of successful recovery in a way that engages the viewer and, through humor directed at self-exploration.

Family in Treatment provides meaningful insights into the most challenging aspects of the family dynamic as it affects the addict and the family members.   Filmed at one of the top inpatient addiction recovery centers in the US, the Family in Treatment series incorporates direct interaction with a live audience composed of addicts and their families. Packed with valuable tools, information, stories, exercises, and facts delivered in a clear direct and entertaining way, Family in Treatment, as presented by Mark, uses his art of comedy, story telling, and ability to connect on the deepest level to convey a message of hope, a path for success, and provides a roadmap to help heal the wounds caused by addiction, codependence and family dysfunction.  This program provides life changing information in a unique, memorable, and entertaining format.

This is a powerful educational program for use by professionals in the recovery field, and serves equally well for individuals and families in a home setting who have not attended treatment yet or who have just finished treatment.

Part 1: The Addicted (2 Lessons) – Mark works with addicts in treatment and in various stages of recovery.  The curriculum items addressed in this disc include: -Disease concept, The impact the addict and the family have on each other, Nature vs nurture and the impact on the addictive process, Defective thought processes, The problems with “secrets”,How the family supports and enables the addict, How addiction can create or contribute to dysfunctional “stasis” in the family, How the family affects the addict, The use of drugs as a replacement for social and life skills, Common triggers for the addict and tools to avoid them, How the addict can trigger the family, Shame and its effect on the addict.

Part 2: The Affected (the family) (2 Lessons) – Mark works with family members of addicts, both currently in treatment and in various stages of recovery. The curriculum items addressed on this disc include: Addiction as a family problem, Understanding and acknowledging feelings, Slowing down, listening, and hearing one another, How the family contributes to the addict’s addiction, How family behavior contributes to relapse, Unhealthy family boundaries and how they affect communication and recovery, The problems with “secrets”- Anger vs. shame, The importance of openness and vulnerability in recovery- “Defects” vs “Gifts”.

Part 3: Connected (Family and Addict together) (3 Lessons) – Mark brings family members and addicts together to interact and share what they’ve learned.  The curriculum items addressed on this disc include: Learning to listen, How hearing, understanding, and ensuring the other party knows you understand are different, Making commitments to each other, Transparency and trustworthiness, discussing each other’s triggers, Learning to be open, to forgive, and to acknowledge fears, Letting go of judgment (the “moral” addiction problem), Working together to solve problems, Addressing underlying motivations, Dealing with other family addictions, Disrupting triggers and creating new options, Reality check and where to go from here.