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Your loved one is leading a destructive life – but that doesn’t mean your life has to be destroyed as well.  Stronger Together is an addiction support group for family and friends of those struggling with addiction.  Following a recovery plan written specifically for families, you’ll learn to support your loved one in a way that is healthy for both of you.

You’ll benefit from the encouragement and experience of other families facing similar circumstances.  Move from chaos and despair to joy and purpose.  Join Stronger Together.

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Note: There are two Stronger Together Facebook groups for those who are interested in joining. The first one is a private group in which only group members can see members or their posts. Access the private group here.

 

The second group is a public group, which was established to enable people to share useful posts that are made in the group (e.g., meeting information, helpful links, etc.). Although this group is public, you do have the option of posting anonymously.  Access the public group here.

Stronger Together offers both face-to-face and virtual options.  Groups meet twice monthly, for an hour and a half.  Meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about family recovery principles and a chance for attendees to share their own specific concerns and challenges.  View the various meeting options below.

Virtual Support Meetings

Daytime Meetings (Statewide)

1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of each month

1:00 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Evening Meetings (Statewide)

1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of each month

6:30 pm ET

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

6:30 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Grandparents (Statewide)

2nd & 4th Monday of each month

6:30 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Spouses/Partners (Statewide)

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

6:30 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Northwest Wayne County

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month

6:30 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Kalkaska

Every Other Tuesday

7:00 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Otsego County

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

6:00 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Ingham-Okemos

Every Other Thursday

6:30 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Local Support Meetings

Macomb County

Families Against Narcotics
18900 15 Mile Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48035

In-Person Meeting

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

12/7: Meeting/Xmas Party 🎄

12/21: No meeting


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Twp., MI 48035

More Information

Bay City

The Great Lakes Dream Center

700 Lafayette Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

In-Person Meeting

1st & 3rd Monday of each month


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

700 Lafayette Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708

More Information

Chesaning

815 W. Broad St.

Chesaning, MI 48616

In-Person Meeting

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

815 W. Broad St.
Chesaning, MI 48616

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Delta County

301 N. Lincoln Rd.

Escanaba, MI  49829

In-Person Meeting

1st & 3rd Sunday of each month


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellspring Church

301 N. Lincoln Rd.

Escanaba, MI  49829

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Saginaw Area

1000 Tuscola St.
Saginaw, MI 48602

In-Person Meeting

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

1000 Tuscola St.
Saginaw, MI 48602

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Support Group

The Stronger Together 12 Steps
 

These are the 12 steps that are followed in the Stronger Together program.

  1. I admit my loved one is being harmed by their use of drugs or alcohol.

  2. I grieve the loss of a healthy relationship with my loved one and the expectations I have for their future.

  3. I release my burden of guilt by refusing to accept responsibility for my loved one's choices.

  4. I recognize I am powerless to control my loved one and that my worry is unproductive.

  5. I refuse to support my loved one's destructive behavior and I allow them to experience the natural consequences of their actions.

  6. I acknowledge the negative impact my loved one is having on my family and take necessary steps to restore peace to my home.

  7. I develop coping strategies to promote my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

  8. I identify ways in which good can emerge from my circumstances.

  9. I forgive the hurt my loved one is causing me and remain open to future reconciliation.

  10. I make a conscious decision to love unconditionally, offering dignity and respect.

  11. I accept my inability to change my loved one and I relinquish responsibility for their life.

  12. I find hope by focusing on my future and living a life of purpose.

Resources

We've put together a list of resources that may be helpful to members of the Stronger Together groups. The resources include websites, books, and movies. We will be adding to the list from time to time. You can download the list HERE.

FAN offers Interpretative/Mobility Services. If you are interested in one of these sessions, but need assistance due to limited English language proficiency or hearing/sight/physical impairment, please contact us at fan@familiesagainstnarcotics.org, or call 586-438-8500.

*NOTE: Venues for in-person meetings may or may not require that you wear a face covering. We ask that you please respect the venue's mask policy when attending an in-person event.