Support Group Meetings
You are welcome here. Join us.
Our meetings are designed to serve families who have been affected by a child's or loved one's substance use disorder through Community, Education, and Sharing.
Interested in starting a meeting in your area?
A facilitator's training for new leaders will be held in early October in Fort Wayne.
Find a meeting near you
Use the meeting locator above to find the currently offered support group meetings. Click the location for location-specific details related to building entry + time and day.
Join a community where you can hear from parents who have experienced having a child suffering from substance use disorder. It doesn't matter if your child is 16 or 60, we welcome you.
While you have the opportunity to connect with other parents who are also on their recovery journey, we understand the desire for some of our attendees to retain their anonymity.
Our meetings are a safe place, and we place a high emphasis that what is said at a meeting stays at the meeting.
Our meetings contain an educational component. Each week, we will invest about 20 minutes presenting information regarding to different topics pertaining to addiction.
You'll learn about the science of addiction, different types of drugs, enabling, healthy boundaries, communication, types of treatment, relapse and ending the stigma. We also regularly bring in guest speakers.
As we say each week, there is always HOPE!
Each week, we will have a time of support and sharing. You can take a turn to speak, or just sit and listen as others share what is on their hearts or what has gone on in their week.
We offer smaller groups to serve specific needs, including:
Parents who have lost their child
Wherever you are on your journey, we are here for you!
" I am grateful for the Mom of an Addict group and the many resources it offers! Dealing with my adult child's addiction has been the biggest challenge of my life. When I first heard of this group and started attending about a year ago, I was at a very low point and didn't know what to do.
At each meeting, information is presented that increases my understanding of addiction and reminds me that THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE! I also have learned so much from guest speakers who provide very different perspectives: doctors and counselors, a judge, the police, parents, siblings, and individuals in recovery.
Individual group members provide non-judgmental love and support that has helped me survive some very dark days and encourages me to recognize and celebrate the good days. Over the last year, I have learned to focus on my own recovery. I now realize that I can encourage my child's recovery without trying to control it or being responsible for it. I am not always successful, but I am not the same person that I was a year ago. The path is still difficult, but knowing that I am not alone and being with parents who have experienced and survived similar challenges gives me great comfort, courage and hope."
Parent & support group attendee