WELCOME TO OUR NEW FAMILY & FRIENDS PROGRAM
STARTS THURSDAY, November 7TH, 2019 AT MINDSPARK LEARNING IN LAKEWOOD AT 455 S. PIERCE STREET IN BELMAR
The purpose of our family program is to provide education and support to the families and friends of those affected by substance use disorders.
In the ten sessions offered over a 13-week period, you will gain a deeper understanding of substance use disorders and attain greater confidence in assisting loved ones by developing new tools, resources, and support. You will gain an integrated knowledge of the disease and the stigma associated with addiction and productive ways to combat it. You will obtain a greater sense of peace as a result of shifting attention inward.
Each session will follow a basic format surrounding each topic – check-in, introductions, presentation, discussion, group sharing, resources, and check-out.
All sessions are on Thursdays evenings starting at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. It is FREE to all, but we are limited to 40 participants for each session. Our organization is picking up the cost of the program to further our mission of addiction awareness. There will be a variety of speakers for each session, including Mary Cucarola, Jackie Huban, Hayley Mathews, and others who are knowledgeable about the topics.
You can register for the first session here: https://support.codysfreshstart.org/familyprogram
SESSION 1 : 11/7/19 INTRODUCTION & CODEPENDENT CHARACTERISTICS
SESSION 2 : 11/14/19 WHAT IS NARCAN (NALOXONE) & TRAINING SESSION
SESSION 3 : 11/21/19 TYPES OF DRUGS & SIGNS OF DRUG USE
ONE WEEK BREAK FOR THANKSGIVING
SESSION 4 : 12/5/19 HEALTHY COMMUNICATION STYLES
SESSION 5 : 12/12/19 THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF SUPPORTING A LOVED ONE IN RECOVERY
SESSION 6 : 12/19/19 HOW TO TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONE’S SUBSTANCE USE
TWO WEEK BREAK FOR CHRISTMAS
SESSION 7 : 1/9/20 THE 3 C’S: DIDN’T CAUSE IT, CAN’T CONTROL IT, CAN’T CURE IT
SESSION 8 : 1/16/20 DETACHMENT: SETTING & KEEPING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
SESSION 9 : 1/23/20 THE ART OF ACCEPTANCE
SESSION 10 : 1/30/20 HOW DO I FIND HELP FOR MYSELF Q&A & POTLUCK
There will be time for visiting afterwards and refreshments available. We are going to set up a lending library for relevant books to check out and have free brochures, pamphlets, and resources for our participants.
If you have any questions, please email Mary Cucarola at firstname.lastname@example.org.