This is my “What I Wish I’d Known” page.
I pray these resources bring you some hope as you walk the path of loving someone with an addiction. There was so much I didn’t know, and while its too late for my son, it’s not too late for someone else’s son, daughter, husband . . . may you be encouraged knowing you are not alone ~ Dee
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
has a treatment facility locator which can be found at
www.findtreatment.gov or by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
LOCAL FAMILY MEETINGS:
**Face to face meetings have been cancelled because of coronavirus**
Here are some online meetings for loved ones during this time:
Al-Anon – offers help and hope to anyone who is affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend
Families Anonymous – 12 step fellowship for the family and friends of individuals with
drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues
Partnership for Drug Free Kids – online support community for parents who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances
Scroll down for other online support resources.
Help for those in recovery can be found here SUPPORT DURING CORONAVIRUS
ALL THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED:
Al-Anon: a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
– Mon 7pm Warrenton people Methodist 341 Church St
– Tues 12:15 Warrenton Church of Christ 6398 Lee Hwy Access Rd
– Thur 12:15pm Amissville United Methodist 14760 Lee Hwy
– Thur 5:30pm (Women only) SpiritWorks Warrenton 30 John Marshall St
– Thur 8pm Orange Presbytarian 162 W Main St
– Fri 7:30pm Culpeper United Methodist 1233 Oaklawn Dr (basement)
Beyond Addiction: a support group for family members based on the principles of the Center for Motivation and Change (CRAFT) and the book Beyond Addiction.
– Fri 7pm (every 3rd Fri) Fauquier Hospital 500 Hospital Dr
CODA (Co-Dependents Anonymous): a program of recovery from codependence, where participants may share their experience, strength, and hope in their efforts to develop healthy relationships.
– Wed 1pm Warrenton Church of Christ 6398 Lee Hwy Access Rd
FA (Families Anonymous): a 12-step program for relatives and friends of those struggling with an addiction.
– Wed 5:30pm SpiritWorks Warrenton 30 John Marshall St
Nar-Anon: a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s addiction.
– No local meetings but they offer an online forum: http://www.naranon.com/forum/
Restore Families: a faith based mutual support group for those who love someone struggling with an addiction.
– Thur 7pm (every 2nd/4th Thur) Culpeper Baptist 318 S. West St
LOCAL FAMILY SUPPORTS
CAYA Coalition (Come As You Are): is a safe and non-judgmental community that can help families find resources, treatments and support groups. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cayacoalition.org or find on Facebook.
FODA (Families Overcoming Drug Addiction): local Facebook group for families thrown into chaos due to a family member’s drug addiction. Contact: email@example.com
Living the Dream Foundation: provides information on available resources for those in need of services for substance abuse, depression and suicide. Contact: (540) 718-5701, firstname.lastname@example.org or find on Facebook.
SpiritWorks: a recovery community organization in Warrenton comprised of, and led primarily by, people who live in recovery from addiction. They deliver peer to peer programs and services for children, youth, and adults living in recovery from the disease of addiction but provide some family support meetings as well. Services are free. Located at 30 John Marshall St, Warrenton Contact: 540-428-5415 email@example.com or www.spiritworksfoundation.org
Team Jordan Suicide Prevention: provides a program of support and response for Survivors of Suicide. Find on Facebook.
LOCAL TRAININGS & EDUCATIONAL COURSES
Narcan Training: Narcan (Naloxone) is an easily administered nasal spray that can help reverse and overdose and help keep someone alive until first responders can arrive. Trainings take place typically once a month in Culpeper and Warrenton. Participants receive 2 FREE doses of Narcan upon completion of course. Dates are posted here on the UPCOMING EVENTS page. If your schedule does not allow you to attend a training, the Chris Atwood Foundation will mail you a free Narcan kit after registering and watching a short training video.
ACEs Training: This course totally changed the way I view addiction. ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) trauma can lead to chronic health concerns like substance abuse and mental health challenges, gain a better understanding of what is trauma and how it affects our biology.It is well worth your time and is brought to you FREE by the Rappahannock Area Community Services. Trainings take place in Fredericksburg and are typically held 4 times a year. Dates and details are posted on our UPCOMING EVENTS page.
Mental Health First Aid: Substance use and mental health struggles go hand in hand. In this training course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in crisis, and where to turn for help. Several trainings take place throughout the year, ranging from free to $25. Dates and details are posted on our UPCOMING EVENTS page.
ONLINE RESOURCES: *See Finding Reliable Information Online
What is Addiction
When Someone You Love has an Addiction
Treating Opioid Use Disorder While Pregnant
Principles of Effective Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
Drug Facts – information about specific drugs, street names, signs of use
VIDEO: Dr. Nicole Labor Addiction 101 – an hour and a half long but very informative.
VIDEO: Nuggets – how addiction feels
VIDEO: Brene’ Brown The Power of Vulnerability – Brene’ talks about the link between shame, vulnerability, and the fear of disconnection, which she believes are linked to some of the reasons why someone might develop a substance use disorder.
VIDEO: Learn more about how to recognize and respond to an overdose and use Narcan Nasal Spray
Family Support Websites
Al-Anon: support for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
CRAFT Method from the Center for Motivation & Change: their BLOG has lots of good information. And check out their Parent Guide, and Partner Guide
Mom Power: one of my favorite support sites
Partnership for Drug Free Kids: tools for parents such as signs of drug use and finding treatment.
SAMHSA: resources for families coping with mental and substance use disorders. Includes a treatment locator.
SMART Recovery Family & Friends: tools to help both you and your loved one, based on SMART Recovery and CRAFT Therapy.
Sober Families: helping families with addiction education and support.
Family Support Podcasts
Helping Children Affected by Parental Substance Use
Helping a child whose parent is struggling with addiction
Children of Addiction Website
Sesame Street has created a new character, 6-year-old Karli, whose mom struggles with drug addiction. Watch Karli’s videos, access resources like coloring pages, music, and articles with topics like how to explain addiction to a child.
Camp Mariposa is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth ages 9-12 who have been affected by the substance use disorder of a family member. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to all families. It is offered multiple times throughout the year, and the closest location is in West Virginia near the Southwest Virginia border.