CCHD’s & Coram Deo’s Family & Friends Support Group
In partnership with Coram Deo Recovery and Wellspring Church, CCHD is proud to host our ‘How Can We Help?’ Family and Friends Support Group. We invite you to attend our support group sessions every Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8 PM at Wellspring Church located at 222 Lincoln Street in Kensington, CT. Light dinner will be provided from 6:30-7 PM and group will be held from 7-8 PM.
The support group implements an innovative approach featuring both educational and workgroup components. The educational component will alternate between thematic mini-presentations guided through a ‘live’ curriculum elected by our participants, and a rotating panel of guests whom will share their stories, struggles, and insight into addition. The workgroup component will be structured around thematic small group discussions and workshops. Additionally, we seek to hold periodic community trainings including Narcan administration trainings in the near future.
For more information on our support groups visit us at https://www.howcanwehelp.live/.
Wheeler’s Opioid Education and Family Support Groups (OEFS)
Support groups intended for adult and young adults (age 16 and older) family members and loved ones of individuals who are misusing opioids (including heroin) or have an opioid use disorder. Meetings include an educational component, discussion and mutual support.
Topics include basic information about opioid use disorder, overdose prevention, Medication Assisted Treatment, co-occurring mental health disorders, self-help groups for addiction and for co-occurring disorders, family dynamics, and self-care as well as other topics suggested by group members.
Contact information for OEFS Groups near you:
Clifford Beers Clinic, New Haven
Central Access line 203-772-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Renewal Team, Hartford (Spanish-Speaking Group)
Janet Rodriguez 860-761-7920 or email@example.com
McCall Foundation, Torrington
Leann Mitchell 860-469-2139 or Leann.Mitchell@mccallcenter.org
NAMI Connecticut, Waterbury
Paul Brainerd 860-882-8674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound Community Services, New London
Nicole Hayes 860-271-4712 or Nicole.Hayes@soundct.org
Wheeler Clinic, Bristol and Plainville
Aisha Hamid 860-793-9791 or email@example.com
Beacon Health Options
Nar-Anon Family Groups:
12-Step Program for Families & Friends of Addicts
Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you.
When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we now you will respect ours.
Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon. It has been as helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict.
To find a meeting: