Family Support

Family First Support Group

Addiction is a disease that affects everyone in the family. The objective of this meeting is to assist loved ones in navigating through crisis situations while offering guidance and suggestions from others who have had similar experiences. We provide a safe and confidential space for people to discuss issues that stem from their loved ones using. This meeting is also a place to receive education and support on the disease model of addiction, the difference between enabling and supporting, information and resources on different forms of treatment, Narcan certification information, and is a way to build healthy relationships and networks with other people that are trying to regain control of their lives while simultaneously providing the right form of support in their loved ones recovery. We offer a 12 step program strictly for loved ones that do not suffer from addiction but suffer from the obsession to try and “fix or control” their loved one. Each meeting will have people in long term recovery and parent liaisons to help aid in this process. The weekly family and loved ones support meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. The meeting is located at 80 Montvale Avenue, Stoneham, MA, every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on the second floor of the Stoneham Bank.

What Our Family Meeting Provides:
  • A safe and confidential group environment

  • Guidance and support through crisis situations

  • Stories of hope and healing

  • Guided communication between facilitators, parent liaisons, and loved ones

  • Resources on different treatment options available

  • Program information

  • Comprehensive demonstration on the “disease model of addiction”

  • Open discussions/FAQ

  • Narcan certification Information

  • Education on the difference between enabling and supporting

  • A network of support to rely on for the rest of your life