Find an ITC Support Group

About ITC Groups

ITC Community Groups are designed for people who care about someone struggling with substance use. These support groups give you space to express your thoughts, feelings, and struggles as you try to help your loved one, while actively teaching you ITC skills that we hope can improve your situation with your loved one who is struggling with substances(or other compulsive behaviors). This includes tools for understanding, communicating, and creating an environment that is supportive of change—all while making time for practice and self-compassion for group members.

What is the ITC?

The Invitation to Change is our “science and kindness” approach, using evidence-based methods that have been shown—in studies with real families—to be effective at helping people change. ITC groups are an alternative to support groups like Al-Anon, which are helpful to many families, but are not evidence-based. 

Directory

If you are interested in attending an ITC Group, check out our directory below. Groups are led by mental health professionals or community members who have completed our Level I Certification. Group leaders are not employed by CMC:FFC.

To join an open group, please click “Details” under “Membership”.

Invitation to Change Family Group

Cathy Hartman, Jordan Halle, and Maryann Rodino

Days/Times:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00pm

Who can join:
Family, friends, interested folks

How to join:
Email: [email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
Volusia Recovery Alliance

In-Person

Ormond Beach, FL

ITC Community Group - alternat-i-ves

Alternat+ves Family and Friends ITC

Dave James and Tina James

Days/Times:
Sunday 18.00 UK Time (1 pm ET)
(see schedule at https://www.alternat-i-ves.org/pages/calendar.html)
UK time zone

Who can join:
We tend to be parents focused as that is our lived experience, but everyone is welcome.

How to join:
Drop in at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81498967810
or email [email protected] for further information

Affiliated Organization:
Alternat+ves
https://www.alternat-i-ves.org

Virtual

UK

ITC Community Group - Cathy Taughinbaugh

ITC - Cathy Taughinbaugh

Cathy Taughinbaugh

Who can join:
Anyone

How to join:
contact Cathy Taughinbaugh
[email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
Cathytaughinbaugh.com

Virtual

N/A

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Thrive-White Bear Lake

Andrea Lemon

Days/Times:
Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
(CDT)

Who can join:
Anyone.

How to join:
contact Andrea Lemon
763-244-0496
[email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
Thrive Family Recovery and Resources
https://thrivefamilyrecoveryresources.org

In-Person

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

ITC Community Group - Oasis

ITC - Oasis Bethlehem

Tina Thomas

Days/Times:
-

Who can join:
Anyone.

How to join:
Email Tina at [email protected]
or visit oasisbethlehem.org

Affiliated Organization:
Oasis Community Center
oasisbethlehem.org

Hybrid

Bethlehem, PA

CFC Family Support Group

Susan Evans

Days/Times:
-

Who can join:
Any family member, but we mostly have parents and siblings.

How to join:
Email: [email protected]

Affiliated Organization:
CFC Loud N Clear
https://healingus.org/

In-Person

Farmingdale, NJ

Community Group-SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery - Parents group

Dave James and Tina James

Days/Times:
Tuesdays 18.00 UK Time (1 pm ET)

Who can join:
Parent-focused group but all welcome.

How to join:
Please register with USA Smart Recovery before joining this group https://smartrecovery.org/.

Then join at https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/3483623729

Affiliated Organization:
SMART USA

Virtual

N/A

ITC Community Group-Pleo

SMART Family & Friends (Ontario)

Pascale Hough

Days/Times:
Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30pm (EDT)

Who can join:
Anyone 18+

How to join:
Email Pascale at [email protected],
call Sandy Hill CHC (613-789-1500, 7 for reception and ask to speak with Zoe),
or via https://www.pleo.on.ca/where-to-find-us/

Affiliated Organization:
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and Parents Lifeline's of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)

Virtual

N/A

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Supporting Your Loved One

Pascale Hough

Virtual

N/A

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Thrive ITC

Kathi Waters

Virtual

N/A

Already running a group and want to be listed? Please contact Elliot Foote, our Program Manager at [email protected].

Interested in starting a group? Visit the Community Groups page.