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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.)

Upcoming Events

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

Highlights from



Topic: The Teen Brain and Substance Abuse

Guest Speaker: Mary Heitzeg, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Center, University of Michigan


Need Help?

Washtenaw FAN is now offering scholarships for Washtenaw County residents struggling with substance abuse.

These scholarships can help with:

  • Basic Needs 

  • Transportation

  • Housing

  • Healthcare

If you are in need, please fill out an application for Needs Assistance.


September Event

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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.

Remember to claim your CE credit!

Yoga for Recovery

Free for people in recovery, along with their friends and families.

Now at Two Locations!

Click here to see what internet celebrity and parody artist ZDogg MD has to say about the Mind-Body connection.

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Ypsi Studio

208 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI

  • Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 PM

  • ​Capacity: 15

  • Registration is required

Ann Arbor

Harmony In Motion Studio

1955 Pauline Blvd, Suite 100B

  • Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM

  • Space is limited

  • Registration is required

Exercise for Recovery

No cost for people in recovery to participate.


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

To learn more or apply for inclusion in this program, please call us at (734) 210-9739 or email washtenaw@ familiesagainstnarcotics.org

HEADLINES  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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