Dealing with a Substance Use Disorder Affecting Your Family or Relationship

Join MHANJ For Substance Use Disorder Family Education Workshops

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is hosting a workshop series focused on teaching new skills to help people deal with substance use disorder that may be affecting your family or relationship.

The workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the levels of treatment and insurance
  • Communication skills and techniques including listening to understanding addiction from a “loved one’s” perspective
  • Problem solving and natural and intentional consequences
  • Understanding informed consent
  • Crisis planning and managing emotions and stress
  • Guidance and direction for your own self-care, healing and recovery while dealing with a loved one who is stuck in addiction
  • Self care for you and your loved one

The workshops began a few weeks ago but those interested can attend and join the workshop series at any time. Workshops are taking place across the state at the following locations:

  • Atlantic County: Starts Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017 at 7:00pm- 9:00pm
    Hosted by: Enlightened Café 641- Ventor Ave., Ventnor City, NJ
  • Middlesex County: Starts Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017 at 7:15pm -8:45 pm Hosted by: Club Serenity/St. Ambrose 83 Throckmorton Ln. Old Bridge, NJ
  • Ocean County: Starts Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm- 9:00pm Hosted by: Living with Addiction/Jackson United Methodist Church, 68 Bennetts Mills Rd. Jackson, NJ
  • Union Count: Starts Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Hosted by: Summit Behavioral Health 2780 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 2nd Floor

Please call 1-855-652-3737 with questions about the Family Education Workshops.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services.

The vision of the MHANJ is a statewide community in which people with mental illnesses can achieve full potential, free from stigma and other barriers to care and recovery.

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