Are you worried about a family member or friend’s substance use?
Schedule for Support/Education Groups for
Those Coping with a Loved One’s Opiate Use Disorder
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-652-3737. See below for dates and topics.
Schedule for Sessions
February 23, 2017 – Self-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
About NJ Connect for Recovery
Opiate addiction is a complex disease that also affects those closest to the substance user. It can be difficult and painful to witness family members or friends suffer negative consequences due to opiate use.
If you think that your family member, friend, or anyone else in your life has a substance use problem with heroin or prescription painkillers, we can help.
The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is a free, confidential service. It is a safe, nonjudgmental resource where you can receive support and guidance from our Peer Specialists who can relate to what you are going through. (The call line also provides assistance to individuals struggling with their own opiate use. Those calls will be directed to Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs) who are equipped to provide counseling and support.)
Addiction is spoken of as a family disease because of the disruption to the entire family system. Our family “warmline” model of service encourages callers to move toward what and where they want to be. For example, we can help you to sort through the conflicting feelings and confusion that accompany this issue. We can also help you to identify coping skills that can allow you to detach from rescuing and codependent behaviors.
About NJ Connect for Recovery
Calls answered live weekdays 10 a.m.to 8 p.m., weekends 5 p.m.to 10 p.m. Multilingual and TTY services are available.