Huntington, NY – Mountainside Huntington will soon offer Family Support Groups to those who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction. These free monthly sessions are designed to provide family members with the recovery and support services they need to heal in tandem with their addicted loved ones.
Family Support Groups are open to parents, spouses, children, friends, and others whose loved ones have struggled with drug or alcohol misuse. Group members are encouraged to share their stories, setbacks, and successes with those who have encountered similar challenges.
“In their efforts to help their addicted loved ones, family members can easily lose sight of their own health and wellness,” says Andrew Benevento, Outpatient Services Program Manager at Mountainside Huntington. “Support groups provide an ideal outlet for families to communicate with each other and understand the importance of their own self-care. The Family Support Groups also foster a sense of community, which can be crucial for those who may feel isolated in the aftermath of a loved one’s addiction.”
The group similarly gives participants the opportunity to speak with a Family Wellness Clinician, who can offer coping strategies as well as greater insight into the nature of addiction. In doing so, group members acquire the resources and knowledge to enhance their own parallel process of recovery.
Because addiction can strain familial relationships, loved ones must learn how to manage feelings of resentment, anger, sadness, and fear before healing can begin. Family Support Groups are a vital source of reassurance and empowerment for those recovering from a loved one’s drug addiction or alcoholism. The group will meet every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
To inquire about the group, call Mountainside at 800-762-5433.