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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.

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 now includes in-person meetings through our Macomb and Blue Water FAN chapters. These are 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. Attendees will also be required to wear masks.)

Macomb In-Person Meetings*

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

6:00 pm

FAN Offices

18900 15 Mile Rd.

Clinton Township, MI 48035

(Pre-registration required)

June 3, 2021

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June 17, 2021

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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

(No pre-registration required)

Biweekly Online 12-Step Family Recovery Plan 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

Registration required

​May 26, 2021

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June 9, 2021

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Grand Traverse Virtual Meetings

TRAVERSE CITY AREA

Every Other Tuesday

7:00 pm

For meeting information, email gerald@familiesagainstnarcotics.org

KALKASKA AREA

Every Other Tuesday

7:00 pm

For meeting information, email sprentice.lwksfc@gmail.com

Northwest Wayne Virtual Meeting

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month

6:30 pm

MEETING INFORMATION

Otsego Virtual Meeting

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month

6:00 pm

MEETING INFORMATION

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.

*While participating in events held or sponsored by Families Against Narcotics Inc. (FAN), "social distancing" must be practiced and face coverings worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. FAN has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, FAN cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. By attending, you are in understanding of the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, and attest to having read the CDC's guidelines and assume all such risks being known, appreciated, and accepted by you.