About This Family and Friends Addiction Support Group

When someone is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, their friends and family are inevitably affected by the heartbreaking and destructive impact of the disease. That’s why a strong support system is just as important for the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics as it is for the individual battling addiction. If you are a parent, partner, sibling, son or daughter, or friend of someone who is struggling with substance abuse, know that you are not alone. Our Family and Friends Support Group offers advice and support from families who have dealt with addiction and recovery from substance use disorders. Each week, new and returning participants are welcome to share their struggles, triumphs, and hopes with one another. This virtual support group is free and open to anyone who has been affected by a loved one’s alcoholism or drug abuse and is designed to help you find your path to a happier, healthier version of yourself. Whether you are seeking advice, looking to share your story, or just want to listen and observe, our family and friends addiction support group is a great way to make connections and work on your own recovery journey.

**To maintain the privacy and safety of our community, attending this  family and friends addiction support group for educational or research purposes is not permitted. However, you may find helpful information through our drug glossary and blog.**

Helpful Articles for Friends and Family

Addiction a family disease – meaning, it affects the whole family. Our blog contains articles that can help you navigate through a loved one’s addiction and better understand what they are going through.

Why You Also Matter In Your Loved One’s Recovery

What I Wish My Family Would Have Known When I Was Struggling With Addiction

Why Addiction Recovery Is A Parallel Process For Individuals And Families 

Support Groups

It is often said that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. Having a strong support system is paramount to your sobriety and recovery journey. At Mountainside, we offer a wide range of in-person and virtual support groups for individuals in recovery and friends and families with loved ones in recovery. These groups are designed to help you stay connected to like-minded individuals regardless of where you are.

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