Alcohol/drug abuse and addiction is prevalent in all age groups and income levels and negatively impacts not just the user’s life, but also the lives of those who love them.The LCADA Way Family Education & Support Group provides a structured, caring group environment for individuals seeking support for making healthier choices for themselves and those they love. Participants are free to share common strength and hope through their past and present experiences, without fear of reprisal, judgment or negative feedback.
The goal of The LCADA Way Education Group is to provide participants with basic information about alcohol and other drug addiction. Related topics assist family members in establishing healthy boundaries, recognizing the difference between responding to, rather than taking responsibility for, the addicted loved one.
The LCADA Way Family Group is an open-ended support group designed and conducted primarily for parents, spouses and other family members who are concerned about a loved one’s harmful use of alcohol and other drugs. Discussion is led by a moderator. The group is encouraged to share stories and discuss healthy behaviors. The Group is not a 12-step self-help group.
Are you a parent or other family member who is concerned about a loved one’s use of alcohol or other drugs? You are not alone.
Addiction negatively impacts the user’s life and the lives of those who love them. It’s estimated that 1 out of 10 people who use alcohol and as many as 6 out of 10 people who use other drugs develop alcoholism or other drug addiction and dependency. Thoughts like “it can’t happen in my family,” or “it’s just a phase they’re going through,” can fuel years of denial, during which time overwhelming emotional and financial difficulties take a toll.
The stigma associated with addiction prevents family members from identifying the problem and seeking appropriate help. For most people, recognizing the realities of addiction and therefore making healthy choices for themselves is next to impossible.
The LCADA Way Family Education and Support Group meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Educational Group is immediately followed by Support Group.
The LCADA Way Elyria Men’s Center
120 East Avenue, Elyria OH 44035
The LCADA Way The Key, Women’s Center
1882 East 32nd Street, Lorain OH 44055
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm