The support of family and friends plays a huge role in addiction recovery. Family members often experience tremendous pain and unhappiness while dealing with loved ones in need of treatment for chemical dependency and/or compulsive gambling addictions.
However, you can educate yourself and learn how to cope with the effects of addiction by listening to the experiences of other families that have gone through the struggles of watching those closest to them face addiction and enter recovery. By keeping an open mind and focusing on what you can control, you can improve your own situation and learn how to best support the rest of your family.
Recovery Support for Family Members, Friends and Allies at USARA:
- USARA’s Family Support Group: USARA provides an educational and family support program that facilitates weekly meetings for family members and friends who have a loved one needing help and support for their substance use problem and recovery. Our Family Support Group meets every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. at USARA.
Family Resource Facilitator Program at USARA: The Family Resource Facilitator (FRF) Project aims to support each member of the family in an effort to strengthen the foundation of the family unit. Support is provided by utilizing community resources and establishing community connections with the help of a Family Resource Facilitator.