YOU, YOUR ADDICTION, YOUR FAMILY

RESOURCES FOR TAKING ACTION

On your way to recovery from addiction, you may consider taking on some extra support, whether that means joining a mutual aid group, reading up on the science behind substance abuse, or helping your family understand what you're going through. 

WHAT IS MUTUAL AID?

Mutual aid is the process of giving and receiving non-clinical and non-professional help to achieve long-term recovery from addiction. These groups include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. There are mutual aid groups for people seeking, initiating and sustaining their recovery and for their families and significant others.

WHAT ABOUT MY FAMILY? 

There are mutual aid groups specifically for family members of people with addictions. 

LEARNING MORE ABOUT ADDICTION

  • Find resources and tools for fighting alcohol addiction, including information for family members, here
  • Drug-Free Northern Michigan also provides resources for people with substance addictions, their families and even health care professionals. Explore their website here
  • Talk to your teen about prescription drug abuse, and read about the nationwide issues here
  • Check out the free groups and event opportunities at ATS's community outreach facility, the P.O.R.C.H.