Support Groups are where communities are build and understanding is shared.
Addiction is isolating for everyone. As family members get further and further entwined with their loved one, their world gets smaller and more hidden. There is a real fear of letting others in to see how bad it has become. Believing no one will understand and fear of judgement is common so staying secluded becomes normal.
Support groups are a vital part of recovery. Finding people who understand and can empathize is critical to healing. Addiction didn't happen in a vacuum and recovery can't either. Community is necessary to become seen and heard. Giving support to others is vital to growing.
Family Groups and the community they create are a vital component for core family healing.
There is something special about family group, even when it is online. Families can understand each other like on one else can, because they all have a shared experience with addiction. The details may be different, but the feelings are the same.
Family members come together to learn from each other, share their experience, successes, struggles and wisdom with each other and hold each other up like no one else can.
Heart of the Family - Support Group is available to people who have completed the first two weeks of Heart of the Family - Core Education. You get two free weeks while you are completing the final weeks of Core Education to get a feel for the group and start to make connections.