Join a support group designed exclusively for West Virginians who have a loved one with a substance use problem.
It’s difficult to know where to turn when you have a loved one with a substance use issue. The relationship with the substance user can put a strain on your family, on your resources, and on you. That is why we created Families Strong.
Families Strong WV offers free support groups for the families and friends of individuals with substance use issues. Our program is specifically for West Virginians. Each group is private and limited to 12 members or less. Groups meet either weekly for 1 to 2 hours During group meetings, you will be able to share experiences, learn tools to help you cope, and explore resources to help you and your loved ones.
These meetings are not group therapy. Instead, with facilitation by a group leader, Families Strong WV helps you expand your understanding and coping skills. We encourage you to explore new ways of approaching challenging situations so you can handle whatever comes your way in the future.
Who can join a Families Strong WV group?
Each support group is comprised of your peers—people in West Virginia who have a loved one with substance use issues. When you join a support group, you see the same people at every meeting.
Our small groups allow everyone an opportunity to share in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Many participants find they connect with other group members as they develop coping skills and strategies.
Who leads the groups?
Many Families Strong WV group leaders are people just like you—parents, siblings, spouses, grandparents, friends with a loved one who has a substance use issue. They know how it feels to face the unexpected, the strain on resources, the stigma. They know what it feels like to be at your wit’s end and to make the decision to seek guidance and support.
Group leaders are trained to provide you with information, tools, a comfortable and safe setting, and a compassionate ear.
Why is this program free for me?
The Families Strong WV program is free to West Virginians because of a grant from the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health, with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The Families Strong program is designed by Mosaic Group, nationally recognized experts in community and public health. The Mosaic Group team of behavioral health specialists developed Families Strong using state-of-the-art practices and real-world experience to support families through these challenges, helping them to come out stronger than ever before.
The important thing to remember is if you have a loved one with a substance use issue, you are not alone. We’re here to help you. Join us. Visit familiesstrongwv.com to find an upcoming group near you.
If you’d like to receive more information about Families Strong WV, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today at (681) 378-2086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are passionate about supporting you and your family and will be happy to answer any questions you have about our program. We hope that by working together with others, you’ll feel more equipped to deal with any situation in your life as you continue to help your friends and family.
Families Strong WV is a free, 8-week support group for the families and friends of individuals who are using substances. It is designed to help reduce the negative effects of substance use issues on West Virginia families. The program is developed and guided by Mosaic Group, nationally recognized experts in behavioral health, with financial support from the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Services.