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The Family & Friends Support Group

Luis Pantoja (860) 249-6340

Alicia Franzese (860) 479-1336


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:

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: