NJCR’s Education and Support Group Schedule for Family Members of People with Substance Use Disorders

The entire family is affected when addiction is present. People coping with substance use disorders need intervention and services. Loved ones who care for them may be scared or confused and often don’t know where to go for support and guidance. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ’s) NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is offering free Support and Education Groups that can help. Each group is facilitated by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or a Family Peer Specialist who is familiar with the effects of addiction on the family as well as the New Jersey system of care. These sessions provide a safe, non-judgmental environment offering proven, helpful strategies, about addressing addiction and recovery. Participants may also benefit from guidance and group support.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the MHANJ in Union County, 2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ. R.S.V.P. is requested. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Pam Taylor at ptaylor@mhanj.org or 855-652-3737. See below for dates and topics.

February – March 2017 Schedule

February 14, 2017 – What is Self-Care?

Explore how to remain in control of your life and well-being in the midst of an addiction crisis. Learn how to take care of your loved one without losing yourself.
February 16, 2017 – Overcoming Stress and Anxiety
Got stress? Learn the hidden dangers, as well as tips and techniques, to help you navigate through stressful and anxious life moments as you deal with the exhausting presence of substance use.
February 21, 2017 – Post Traumatic Growth

What is Post Traumatic Growth? This topic will demonstrate how pain can lead to gain, wholeness and the start of the healing process.

February 23, 2017 РSelf-Love/Silence Self Criticism 

Discover ways to embrace self-love as you take on the needs of others and how to silence your inner critic.
February 28, 2017 – Coping with Hopelessness

Learn ways to find light and hope in the battle of addiction. Gain strategies to get through life’s hard times even when we think we can’t.

March 2, 2017 – Fear and Worry

Living with addiction is tough. Learn tips and strategies to minimize crippling fear and worry, and to help get back up when life knock


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