The Washtenaw County chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN) includes the cities of Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Saline, and Ypsilanti, along with surrounding towns and communities.
The Washtenaw County chapter, like the larger FAN organization, was created with the mission of improving outcomes for people with addictions by helping to remove the stigma associated with addiction. Our chapter does this by providing a place for members of the community who are impacted by substance use to congregate. The topics of our meetings vary from month to month, however, they are centered around the goals of increasing awareness, providing education, interacting with health care professionals and law enforcement, and giving community members a platform to reflect on their beliefs and experiences.
Our chapter is determined to connect community members struggling with substance use to the resources they need. If you have a request, please reach out. We will process your request and attempt to connect you to the resources you need, or relay you to a more appropriate organization.
The 2nd Monday of every month
From 7:00 - 8:30 PM
2|42 Community Church
648 S. Wagner Rd Ann Arbor, MI
All are welcome to attend.
(Children 10+ only please.)
Monday, December 09 from 7-8:30PM
December Family Forum
The New Paradigm Treatment Approach: Translating the Best Science into Practice
Guest: Dr. David Yanga
Washtenaw Families Against Narcotics Family Forum presents:
Reducing Adolescent Substance Use Through Family Education, Communication and Connection
Dr. Chantelle Thomas
Executive Clinical Director, The Manor, Slinger Wisconsin
Monday, November 11th, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 PM
242 Church 648 S Wagner Rd. in Ann Arbor
Topic: The Teen Brain and Substance Abuse
Guest Speaker: Mary Heitzeg, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Center, University of Michigan
Washtenaw FAN is now offering scholarships for Washtenaw County residents struggling with substance abuse.
These scholarships can help with:
If you are in need, please fill out an application for Needs Assistance.
Topic: Physician Health Programs: A Model for Recovery
Guest Speaker: Lisa Merlo, PhD,
University of Florida
This presentation described the experience of physicians with substance use disorders who participate in the Physician Health Program for treatment and monitoring. The PHP model was explained. Results of research examining physician satisfaction and recovery-related outcomes following participation were presented. Implications for promoting recovery from substance use disorders in other populations was discussed. Attendees learned the primary elements of a Physician Health Program, the components of monitoring contracts and recovery outcome statistics for PHP participants.
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