Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change 

Based on Community Reinforcement Approach & Family Training (CRAFT) from the Center for Motivation and Change, offers a science-based guide to helping loved ones overcome addiction problems and compulsive behaviours.

SMART Family & Friends Handbook

Designed for people affected by the addictive behaviour of a loved one. 

The Handbook includes SMART Recovery’s tools for coping in a healthy way with the many emotionally challenging situations frequently encountered in relationships where addiction is a factor. 

Resources for Loved Ones

Monthly Groups

CD Family Series - Information Group:

 

The Concurrent Disorders Program hosts a monthly support group (excluding December) for family and friends of those experiencing mental illness and addiction problems, concurrently. See the information poster below, or download and share it by clicking here.

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YA-SUP Loved Ones Education Group

 

The Young Adult Substance Use Program hosts a monthly support group for the loved ones of young adults experiencing substance use concerns. See the information poster below, or download and share it by clicking here.

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Online Resources:

Substance Use 101

Understanding Relapse

Resources and Treatment Options

Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Skills

Mental Health 101

Medication 

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Getting Help

Supporting Yourself While Supporting Your Loved One

Utilizing Motivational Interviewing (MI) Skills

Partners In Recovery Poster (Pt1)
Partners In Recovery Poster (Pt2) - Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm, 196 wentworth, 905-528-0389

Family and Friends Addiction Support Groups:

 

Al-Anon and Al-Ateen are support programs for family and friends of individuals experiencing alcohol use disorders (AUD). Visit their websites for more information:

Nar-Anon and Nar-Ateen are support programs for family and friends of individuals experiencing substance use disorders (SUD). Visit their websites for more information:

Pamphlets on Nar-Anon and Nar-Ateen:

Mission Services hosts a weekly support group for "Partners In Recovery." See the information pamphlet below, or download and share it by clicking here.