Family Education Program


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Family Education Program

Every Thursday
6:30 – 8:00 PM
563 Southlake Blvd.

A collaborative effort dedicated to providing quality education
and support to families of people struggling with substances in our community.

You are not alone.

There is hope. The waves of pain that hit the families of substance users can be crushing and all
encompassing.  Arm yourself with the education, support and resources to cope with a loved one’s substance use disorder and start to move towards solutions.

Why Should You Join the Program?

We are a group of family members and loved ones of people with substance use disorders
We meet each week to learn about addiction and find resources
With our group you can receive help, guidance and support
We host events with local and national professionals in the field
Joining the group is free and open to anyone impacted by addiction

Topics include:

What is addiction?
How do genes, environment, and addiction interact?
Is addiction a brain disease?
What are treatment options?
What research says about addiction
What does family recovery look like?
What resources are available for families?

Upcoming Events

March 2nd
8:15 am – 3:30 pm
A Family Workshop for Recovery
Cost is is $55 for Professionals (5.5 CEUs available)
Click here to register

March 2nd
6:30 pm
An Evening of Community: Panel Discussion for Family Members
Registration appreciated but not required!
Click here to register

March 9th
Paul Brasler, Bon Secours
Helping Traumatized Young Adults with Substance Use

March 16th
Teresa McBean
Back to Basics: Helping Your Loved One Move Towards Recovery

March 23rd and 30th
Teresa McBean and Tom Bannard
Back to Basics: Helping Your Loved One Move Towards Recovery

April 6th
Chasing the Dragon
Film Screening with Panel

April 18th and 19th
COBE Town Hall: From Research to Recovery
11 CEUs will be available covering CRCC and NAADAC
Click here to register

Presented by
Northstar Community
& The VCU College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute

In Partnership with
Caron Treatment Centers
The Coleman Institute
The Family Counseling Center for Recovery

The Family Intervention Center of Virginia
The Healing Place

The Wellness Resource Center at VCU

The Family Education Program is made possible partly through
funding provided by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

For More Information
Contact our organizer, Tom Bannard
Call us at (804) 366-8027
Email us at
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