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The Washtenaw Chapter of Families Against Narcotics is committed to helping you, those in recovery, and the families affected by addiction.


Our mission is to change and save lives by empowering individuals and communities through education, prevention, and support.  By partnering with area treatment and public safety professionals, the legal community, schools, and other help organizations, we are facilitating change in the way substance abuse disorder (SUD) is viewed and treated in Washtenaw County and beyond.

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Ele's Place Tour of the Heart

Monday, July 13, 7PM - 8:30 PM ​

**ONLINE FORUM**  https://zoom.us  |  Meeting ID:  83410893997

On July 13, join Ele’s Place Program Director Peggy Galimberti, along with Development Associate Nancy Biehn, for an opportunity to learn more about the local grief center Ele’s Place and how they are impacting our community. 

New! Yoga for Recovery in the Park

Those in recovery and their families are invited to join Ypsi Studio for yoga in the park! Advanced registration is required, click here to sign the waiver. 


What:    Yoga for Recovery in the Park

Where:  Frog Island Park Ypsilanti

When:   Wednesdays, July 15th & July 29th 

Time:     5:30pm - 6:30pm

Additional info: Be sure to bring your mask, yoga mat, and some water!

Also available online! To register, complete this waiver and you will receive a Zoom link by email.

Angela Galka - MPH of the University of Michigan Addiction Center Recommended Articles for Addiction
Washtenaw FAN would like to thank Angela Galka, MPH, of the University of Michigan Addiction Center - Michigan Medicine umadditioncenter.org for the following articles on how relapse rates for addiction resemble those of other chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and asthma.  The bar graphs in these two articles are particularly interesting as they tell a positive story that addiction can be managed successfully.  Unfortunately, when relapse occurs many deem treatment a failure ...this is not the case. 
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: How effective is drug addiction treatment?
 Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction - Treatment and Recovery

Yoga for Recovery

Please join the Y4R instructors and community on Zoom every Wednesday from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. This Yoga class is free to those in recovery and their families. Advance registration required.  **Also available live in Frog Island Park July 15 & 29!**

Peer & Family Recovery Coaching

The Coaching Corner is an online discussion series for people affected by addiction. These free, interactive, online sessions are hosted by trained and certified Peer Recovery Coaches and Family Recovery Coaches who will help guide you through the many facets of what you are experiencing and feeling.

If you are a person in recovery that has left a rehabilitation program and do not have a source of immediate income, there are options to help cover some of the costs associated to moving into a sober living facility through our scholarship funding program.

Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic
News Aritcle - Washington Post
Suspected overdoses nationally jumped 18 percent in March, 29 percent in April and 42 percent in May, data from ambulance teams, hospitals and police shows.
How effective is Drug Addiction Treatment?
Publication - National Institute on Drug Abuse
Explores the effectiveness of addiction treatment and how such treatments may be evaluated differently.
Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction
Handout - NIDA MED
This handout offers background information and tips for providers to keep in mind while using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.
Treatment and Recovery
Publication - National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides answers to common questions about effective treatment for recovery
Stigma and Addictions
PDF Article - New England Journal of Medicine
Addresses stigma and the negative effect it can have on recovery, and how we may be able to overcome it.

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18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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