Addiction is a family disease. Having a family member - a son, daughter, spouse, parent, brother or sister - who is struggling with drug addiction can be frightening, frustrating, depressing and all-consuming as you join them in virtual roller coaster ride of highs and lows.
What Support Groups Can Do for You
Family support groups help you get grounded, learn some facts about addiction, and come up with strategies that will help give you some peace of mind. You'll gain perspective, new insights and walk away with new resources for coping with the disease of addiction. Most importantly, you'll be able to connect with other families, understand that you're not alone.
Attend a Support Group
Residents with an addicted family member are welcome to attend, regardless of whether their loved one is in treatment, has begun the recovery process or is still actively using drugs or alcohol. The groups are professionally facilitated, completely confidential and meet every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. both at Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence's (LICADD) Williston Park office located at 207 Hillside Avenue and at our Ronkonkoma office, located at 2805 Veterans Highway, Suite 26. Also contact Nassau Alliance for Addiction Services (NAFAS) for family support.