Recommended Links


Sober Families

Sober Families

Resources for learning CRAFT and other evidence-based ways of helping a loved one.

Faces and Voices of Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery

An organization dedicated to helping those affected by substance use through advocacy and education, calling for policy changes to support the community and reduce stigma.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Federal agency that shares information, services, and research about substance abuse and mental illness.

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National Harm Reduction Coalition

A group focused on connecting affected individuals with harm reduction strategies in an accessible way.

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Start Your Recovery

An organization working to connect individuals with helpful information and resources regarding substance use and recovery.

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HEROES in Recovery

Celebrates the stories of those struggling with mental health issues, their family members, and their friends.

Partnership to End Addiction

The Partnership to End Addiction

Provides personalized resources and support to families and loved ones across the country.


Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP)

A healing community offering understanding compassion and support to those who have lost a loved one to substance use.

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The Alliance for the Safe, Therapeutic and Appropriate use of Residential Treatment (ASTART)

A community of professionals, family members, and survivors that promotes access to safe, effective community-based care, while educating families about the dangers of some residential programs.

Support Groups

It can be difficult to find resources tailored to the needs of families and loved ones. Here, we have collected a variety of support tools and communities for anyone who has a loved one struggling with substance use.

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SMART Family & Friends

Support Meetings | Online & In-Person | Free

Partnership to End Addiction

The Partnership to End Addiction

Support Meetings for Parents and Caregivers | Online | Free

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Cordelia Kraus, LPC, CADC I

Invitation to Change Support Group | Online | Free

New Canaan Parent Support Group

New Canaan Parent Support Group

Lectures and Support Meetings | Online & In-Person | Free


THRIVE Groups for Loved Ones

THRIVE Family Support | Online & In-Person | Free | Faith-Based


FAR Canada

Groups and Phone Support | Free | Online

SpiritWorks Foundation

SpiritWorks Foundation

Support Groups | Free | In-Person | Faith-Based

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Cathy Taughinbaugh

Online Course for Parents | Paid