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
648 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
All are welcome to attend.
(Children 10+ only please.)
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 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!