Update: Virtual Family Education & Support Groups
At a time when many families are experiencing adversity amidst colliding COVID-19 and opioid epidemics, AdCare is providing complimentary substance use education monthly and support weekly for families.
AdCare’s Family Education Program, October 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. and the 4th Wednesday of Every Month, focuses on how substance use often affects the entire family to the breaking point, impacting the stability of the home and the overall family dynamics. “AdCare’s Family Education Program is designed to help educate folks about the disease of addiction,” says AdCare clinician and program presenter, Martha Deering, MA, LADC-I, CADC-II, LRC, CRC, QSAP. “As individuals progress from initial use to misuse to substance use disorder, changes occur in brain structure and function that drive the transition from occasional to controlled to chronic, compulsive use.”
Check out our Family Education page for future dates of our Family Education Program
AdCare has taken its Family and Friends Support Group, Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. online. The Family and Friends Group is facilitated by an AdCare clinician and encourages members to discuss how they are feeling and coping with the effects of another’s substance use. For information and meeting link, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience matters. For 45 years, AdCare has provided individuals and families with life-changing substance use treatment. In addition to a level-4 hospital in Worcester, MA, AdCare has a residential program in North Kingstown, RI, and outpatient programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island that also provide virtual treatment. In March of 2018, AdCare joined AAC (OTC: AACH), a national treatment provider operating facilities across the United States.