NJ Connect for Recovery Continues Series of Education and Support Groups

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Those coping with a Loved One’s Opiate Use Disorder

The entire family is affected when addiction is present. People coping with substance use disorders need intervention and services. Loved ones who care for them may be scared or confused and often don’t know where to go for support and guidance. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ’s) NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is offering free Support and Education Groups that can help. Each group is facilitated by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or a Family Peer Specialist who is familiar with the effects of addiction on the family as well as the New Jersey system of care. These sessions provide a safe, non-judgmental environment offering proven, helpful strategies, about addressing addiction and recovery. Participants may also benefit from guidance and group support.

Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the MHANJ in Union County, 2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ. R.S.V.P. is requested. For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Pam Taylor at ptaylor@mhanj.org or 855-652-3737, or click the appropriate links below respond online. See below for dates and topics.


January — February 2017 Schedule

January 24, 2017 – The Disease of Addiction

Learn about the brain disease of addiction. The session will include a renowned PowerPoint entitled “Pleasure Unwoven” that has received high ratings as an educational tool in the science and effects of addiction.

Jan 26, 2017 – What is Codependency and How do you Cope with It?

If you are supporting a family member who has addiction, are you meeting your own needs? Do you hide your truth – react, and feel responsible for others? Learn what co-dependence is and how it effects individuals and families.

January 31, 2017 – Codependency 2

Delve further into the discussion about codependency as we continue to explore this topic from the January 26th session. View¬†“Codependency No More” and share your perceptions.

February 2, 2017 – Codependency and the “Serenity Prayer”

Discuss the wisdom of the “Serenity Prayer” and how it can help you with daily challenges and life perspective.

February 7, 2017 – Enabling Behavior

Are we inadvertently enabling addiction? Let’s talk about it (Q&A).

February 9, 2017 – Setting Healthy Boundaries

Learn what healthy boundaries are and how to set them. Gain strategies about how to set boundaries and keep them while struggling with the emotional challenges related to addiction.

Location of Groups:

Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Union County
2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ 07083

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