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Coping with a Loved One's Substance Abuse/Misuse

Meeting of support group
March 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Faculty Staff Help Center conference room, 408 Panama Mall (Entrance on Panama Mall)

Are you in a relationship with someone whose addictive behavior concerns you (i.e., spouse/partner/sibling/child/friend/co-worker, etc.) ?

Have you ever felt helpless and hopeless about anyone’s substance use/abuse?

Have you ever been told you’re “CODEPENDENT” or an “ENABLER”?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then we invite you to participate in a four-week discussion group on Thursdays beginning in March (3/2, 3/9, 3/23, 3/30):

  • Reduce amount of time and energy taken up by the worries regarding loved one’s use—improve overall quality of life!
  • Learn how to talk to the person in an effective way about your concerns
  • Potentially help move the loved one toward treatment and recovery in situations where the use has consequences
  • Introduce and/or review concepts of Al-Anon, CMC (Center for Motivation and Change) and CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training)


Mary Foston-English, MFT, CEAP
Sara Krasner, MA, PsyD intern


Please register online for this discussion group.

Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics. Eligible dependents may also attend. “BeWell Berries” available for eligible employees.

Event Type: 
Discussion Group
Event Categories: 
Wellness, Faculty Staff Help Center, Benefits & Rewards
Event Audience: 
Faculty, Staff, Retiree, Lifelong Learner