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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 Church

648 S. Wagner Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

All are welcome to attend.

(Children 10+ only please.)

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM

March Family Forum

Topic: Perspectives on Addiction & SubstanceUse Disorder (SUD)

Presented By: Panel Discussion of People in Recovery

Location: 242 Community Church Ann Arbor

Photos from the event coming soon!


Family Forum Highlights

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020

Topic: Opioid Overdose Education & Naloxone Training

Presented By: Dr. Gina Dahlem & Sheriff Lieutenant Lisa King

Washtenaw FAN distributed 150 Naloxone Kits at the event!

Download the powerpoint by clicking here.

Epic Recovery Run Club

Another opportunity for people in recovery to exercise brought to Washtenaw FAN by Epic Races:

Epic Races is offering free entries for the 5K, 10K, half, or full distance of the Probility Ann Arbor Marathon.  To qualify for a free entry, you need to be recovering from a substance-use disorder and participate in the weekly Epic Recovery Run Club training program which is also free.

For more information, email eva@epicraces.com or visit www.epicrecoveryrunclub.com.


The Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion and Referral Mentoring Initiative provides communities interested in starting diversion and/or referral programs the opportunity to learn from established programs through on-site observation and peer-to-peer exchanges.


Visit www.coapresources.org/Learning/PeerToPeer/Diversion to learn more about this initiative and the eight mentor site communities. The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Resource Center website is now accepting applications.

Yoga for Recovery

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

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

Now at 2 Locations!


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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Clinton Township, MI 48035

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