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Your Washtenaw County connection for addiction resources, information & support


Families Against Narcotics (FAN) is a community-based program for those seeking recovery, those in recovery, family members affected by addiction and community supporters.

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. We are committed to educating our communities about the dangers of prescription and illicit drugs, assisting those who are struggling with addiction get into treatment, and supporting both individuals and their families on their journey to recovery and healing by providing a place for members of the community who are impacted by substance use to congregate.


We are here those affected by addiction and our local community in every way we can. We invite you to explore our resources, programs, and events and encourage you to reach out to let us know how we can help!


Resources & Support for Those in Recovery During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders and in recovery. While our in-person meetings and activities are temporarily postponed, we hope that the following resources may help.

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Article: Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

The following article was developed by the Livingston County Mental Health Awareness Workgroup to provide useful tips on how to reduce stress and anxiety in times of uncertainty.


Free AATA The Ride Bus Fare

Don't forget - the AAATA has temporarily suspended the collection of fares. Click the link below for more info about this and bus schedule changes.





Establishing Healthy Boundaries for Recovery

Monday, May 11, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The 242 Church - 648 Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Healthy boundaries are at the heart of any positive relationship. Communication is vitally important when deciding how to establish or manage boundaries for any loved one. In relationships impacted by SUD or addiction, communication and boundaries are complicated and difficult–and not just for the person with the SUD. 

Please join us for this Washtenaw FAN Family Forum meeting to learn how re-establishing healthy boundaries can heal relationships and maintain recovery for all.


The following health and wellness programs are available free-of-charge to those in recovery


with Orangetheory Fitness

According to new research published by the University of Buffalo Research Institute, exercise can impact the brain in many ways that are helpful to addiction treatment, such as reducing symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.


Washtenaw FAN has partnered with Orangetheory to offer a no-cost exercise program for individuals in recovery.


To learn more or to apply for inclusion in this program, call us at 734-215-7470.


In Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor

Some studies show that yoga and mindfulness can help decrease stress, cravings, and impulsivity, and may be a good complement to traditional therapy.  


Yoga for Recovery is a free weekly yoga program available to people in recovery and their families and is hosted by Ypsi Studio and Harmony in Motion.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the following programs are suspended until further notice.



Hand-picked by our Chapter President, Mario Nanos

Study finds exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain’s dopamine system

Michigan surgeons offered more money to limit opioids for pain

National focus on overdose prevention should include alcohol too, study suggests

New data from Colorado: the impact of marijuana legalization- Sept. 2019

UM-Flint program responds to opioid crisis

U-M teams receive $25.5M for opioid-related prevention, treatment research

The Washington Post: Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

41 charged in opioid ring allegedly responsible for distribution of 23 million pills

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Families Against Narcotics
18900 15 Mile Road

Clinton Township, MI 48035

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