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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.

Stronger Together In-Person Support Group Meetings

Our Stronger Together family and friends support group includes in-person meetings through our Macomb, Blue Water, and Ingham-Okemos FAN chapters. These are twice-monthly, in-person sessions for anyone impacted by a loved one's addiction. We hope to have more chapters hosting in-person meetings in the not-too-distant future.

Macomb In-Person Meetings*

(Note: Macomb In-Person Meetings are on hiatus until after the first of the year.)

Blue Water In-Person Meetings*

1st & 3rd Monday of each month

7:00 pm

Restored Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints

1404 Garfield St.

Port Huron, Michigan, 48060

Ingham-Okemos In-Person Meetings*

Every other Thursday

6:30 pm

LIfeboat

913 W. Holmes Rd., Ste. 275

Lansing, Michigan, 48910

For meeting info, email:

kgools@yahoo.com

Stronger Together Virtual Support Group Meetings

We invite you to join us for online Stronger Together meetings, held by various FAN chapters via Zoom. During each meeting, one of the steps in our unique 12-Step Family Recovery Plan will be discussed.  (Note: Registration for online sessions closes 1 hour prior to meeting start time. All times are Eastern Time.)

Statewide Virtual Meeting

(For Anyone in Michigan)

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

6:30 pm ET

Registration required

October 27, 2021

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November 10, 2021

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Grand Traverse Virtual Meetings

TRAVERSE CITY AREA

Every Other Tuesday

7:00 pm ET

For meeting info, email:

gerald@familiesagainstnarcotics.org

KALKASKA AREA

Every Other Tuesday

7:00 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Northwest Wayne Virtual Meeting

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month

6:30 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

Otsego Virtual Meeting

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

6:00 pm ET

MEETING INFORMATION

FAN Presents: Surviving Your Loved One’s Addiction: An Online Family Recovery Seminar

Your loved one’s life is being destroyed by their use of drugs or alcohol.  But that doesn’t mean your life has to be destroyed as well.  Join Jackie Sanders for this special 10-part seminar that introduces FAN’s Stronger Together family recovery plan.  You’ll learn how to respond to your loved one in a healthy way and return a sense of normalcy to your life.

Thursday Evenings, September 16th – November 18th

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)

No pre-registration required

 

Zoom Meeting Information:

 

Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 823 1093 1872
Passcode: 867978

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 
Passcode: 867978

The Stronger Together 12 Steps

  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.

Stronger Together 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 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.  ​

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.