This group is a support group for loved ones who are supporting someone struggling with substance use over the age of twenty-three.
This group is a closed group, this means there is a set number of participants (10) and those participants come for all eight sessions.
Only one member of a family can participate in one cycle, this allows several families to receive support and evens out the dynamics of the group
Because we are focused on support of those struggling with substances this group may not be helpful for those dealing with significant anger and resentment towards ex-spouses dealing with addiction. We recommend individual support for these particular needs.
What to Expect
In this group our role as facilitators is to introduce ideas and concepts to you to support your understanding of substance use, how to better support yourself and how to better support your loved one. We will provide opportunities to explore and share your personal experiences and feelings while finding support from the group.
This group is for you, therefore your role is to use what works and leave what does not work. There are things you can do to make the most of this group:
Session 1: Welcome and getting to know the group
Session 2: Understanding Substance Use and Recovery
Session 3: Practicing Self-Care
Session 4: Boundaries and Communication
Session 5: Fear and Anger
Session 6: Stigma, Guilt and Shame
Session 7: Grief and Letting Go
Session 8: Closure: Hope is a Journey, Not a Destination
If you are interested in attending this group please discuss with your counselor for a referral .