Stigma: A Family Support Group
What is it?
Stigma is a family support group for anyone who is struggling, or has struggled, with an addicted family member. It is a service aimed at helping family members receive support in their own process by providing resources, education and community in a safe space.
What is the goal?
The goal is for families to help other families in their journey with addiction. We want participants to come away with a better understanding of the disease, a bond with an understanding community and a toolkit to better handle stressors that arise from having a family member battling addiction.
Who leads the group?
The group is facilitated by individuals with personal experience living with an addicted family member. The group is led by peers – not therapists or professionals. Experts in the addiction field and community will be invited to present on topics of interest on a monthly basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone (18 and older) who is struggling, or has struggled, with an addicted family member is welcome to attend. ANYONE who meets those criteria are welcome.
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Topic discussion and monthly educational lectures
While most people think first of the definition meaning a perception of disgrace, a stigma is also the center of a flower that receives pollination and allows the flower to flourish. We see the family unit as the “stigma” to a person’s recovery process. When the stigma is pollinated the flower can blossom.