Your family member 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 people struggling with addiction. Participants can choose between an online discussion series or in-person meetings, both of which offer compassion, support, and healing to those who need it. It also includes a unique 12-step recovery plan that can help you move from a life of despair to a life of hope and purpose.

FAN is incredibly grateful to the Northwest Wayne County FAN chapter and Jacalyn Sanders for the roles they played in the evolution of our Stronger Together group. NW Wayne’s “Family and Friends” support group was the impetus for Stronger Together, and Jacalyn’s unique 12-step Family Recovery Plan is at its core. Their success inspired FAN to expand the program so that more families who have loved ones struggling with addiction can be helped.  ​

NOTE: Due to Governor Whitmer's latest Executive Order, which limits the number of people who can attend indoor gatherings, the launch of our in-person Stronger Together meetings is postponed indefinitely. As soon as things change, we will post an update. In the meantime, our online sessions will go on as scheduled. Thank you for understanding.

Introducing In-Person Stronger Together Support Group Meetings!

 

We are thrilled to announce that our Stronger Together family and friends support group is evolving and will soon include in-person meetings through our Macomb and Blue Water FAN chapters. These will be twice-monthly, in-person sessions for anyone impacted by a loved one's addiction. More chapters will be introducing in-person meetings in the not-too-distant future, too! (Note: While COVID-19 precautions continue, attendees will have to complete a health assessment questionnaire before being admitted to the meeting.)

COMING SOON!

Macomb In-Person Meetings

COMING SOON!

Blue Water In-Person Meetings

ACTIVE NOW!

Biweekly Online 12-Step Family Recovery Plan Meetings

(All sessions run from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ET)

We invite you to join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month for our Stronger Together virtual sessions. During each meeting, we will discuss one of the steps in our unique 12-Step Family Recovery Plan. 

Note: Registration for all sessions closes at 5:30 pm ET the day of the session

September 23, 2020

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October 14, 2020

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October 28, 2020

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November 11, 2020

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

November 25, 2020

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December 9, 2020

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

December 23, 2020

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

The Stronger Together 12 Steps

1. I admit my child is abusing drugs or alcohol.

2. I grieve the loss of a healthy relationship with my child and the expectations I have for my child's future.

3. I release my burden of guilt by refusing to accept responsibility for my child's decisions.

4. I recognize I am powerless to control my child's behavior and that my worry is unproductive.

5. I refuse to support my child's destructive behavior and will allow my child to experience the natural consequences.

6. I acknowledge the negative impact my child 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 child is causing me and remain open to future reconciliation.

10. I make a conscious decision to love my child unconditionally, treating my child with dignity and respect.

11. I relinquish my hold on my child and acknowledge my responsibility for parenting is done.

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

FAN Northwest Wayne's Family & Friends Support Group

 

You can connect with our Northwest Wayne County chapter's virtual family and friends support group on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. For more information on that meeting, check out this flyer.

FAN offers Interpretative/Mobility Services. If you are interested in Stronger Together, 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.

Families Against Narcotics
18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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