Port Huron, MI — The Blue Water Chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN) has launched Stronger Together Family and Friends Support Groups. The Chapter reminds the community that while there is a viral pandemic, there is also an opioid epidemic in the area.
Addiction is considered a “family disease” because it affects the entire family and friend network of a person suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder.
Charlene Burgett, president of FAN’s Blue Water chapter said “If your loved one is battling addiction, they may be leading a destructive life. But that doesn’t mean that YOUR life has to be destroyed, too. We’re hoping to bring some calm and relief to the lives of those who need it, and teach them that self-care is not being selfish.”
The support group is meeting on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the Restored Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints church, located at 1404 Garfield Street, Port Huron. The group will be utilizing a unique 12-step “Family Recovery Plan” that can help individuals and families move from a life of despair to a life of hope and purpose, according to FAN.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland