Supporting someone through their challenges with substance use can make loved ones feel unsupported themselves.
Substance use is a disorder, and whether it’s affecting your child, partner, spouse, family member or friend, it’s a disorder like any other.
That means everyone connected to it should have support and that, ideally, includes you.
Some of the feelings you may be experiencing can include: fear of talking about what’s really happening, worrying people may not understand, feeling “off” or as though you are a burden. If any of these sound familiar to you, it’s okay, we’ve been there, too.
Start by talking to us. We can connect you with support.
FAMILY AND PARENT SUPPORT:
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Group electronic meetings, like all Al‑Anon meetings, offer help and hope to anyone who is affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend.
Families Coping with Addiction (FCA Group)
We are a group of folks very much like you who are in various stages of dealing with this crisis in our own lives. Open to any/all adult family members for any type of addiction. We’re a safe space - please join us, Wednesday evenings, 5:30–6:30 pm as a Zoom meeting:
Join our FCA Group by clicking this Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 817 9588 7597
Starting Wednesday, May 11, 2022, the Families Coping with Addiction group will hold a 'hybrid' meeting every Wednesday at 5:30pm, with an in-person session at the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County together with a Zoom component for those who prefer to participate virtually.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones offers 90-minute telephone meetings two days per week for those unable to attend face-to-face groups.
We have Family Coaches that are trained specialists to work with family members, including siblings. Schedule a time with one of our Family Coaches by completing this form.