5-16-19 A FRESH START IN RECOVERY FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS

WELCOME TO OUR NEW FAMILY PROGRAM

STARTS THURSDAY, MAY 16TH, 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 12-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:  OUR STORIES & SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS 101 ON 5/16/19
SESSION 2:  SELF-CARE & CODEPENDENCY 101 ON 5/23/19
SESSION 3:  TWELVE STEP PROGRAMS & SUPPORT GROUPS ON 5/30/19
SESSION 4:  RESOURCES ON 6/6/19
SESSION 5:  MAT 101 & HARM REDUCTION 101 ON 6/13/19
SESSION 6:  HOW TO FIND A TREATMENT CENTER ON 6/20/19
SESSION 7:  ENABLING VS. HELPING ON 6/27/19
TWO-WEEK BREAK FROM 7/4 THROUGH 7/11 FOR HOLIDAY
SESSION 8:  GRIEF & LOSS ON 7/18/19
SESSION 9:  STIGMA & SOCIETY ON 7/25/19
SESSION 10:  ASK AN ADDICT Q&A ON 8/1/19

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 mary@codysfreshstart.org.