Family Support Group
Saturdays from 10:00-11:30am in both the Hauppauge and Westbury offices
Family plays a central role in a variety of personal struggles, such as those experienced during substance abuse and its treatment. Those going through treatment can benefit from the support of their families, and at the same time, relationships can be repaired and strengthened through the process.
During the struggles of addiction and support, families can feel lost at sea. You are not alone! LICADD’s Family Support Group is an open group, so no appointment is necessary to attend meetings. The group helps families, friends, parents, sibling and spouses identify their struggles in supporting and relating to their loved one’s addiction.
Eating Disorder Support Group
Monday evenings 7:00 to 8:30pm in Hauppauge office only
It is not what you’re eating it is what’s eating you. The Eating Disorder Support Group is designed to assist men and women ages 18 and up explore how food or lack of food affects their lives. Group goals include building self-esteem, exploring secrets, discussing body image, enabling positive risk taking and delving into relationship issues while discussing feelings thoughts and emotions. We do require that interested individuals come in for a one-on-one session before participating in the group.
Grief and Loss Group
Saturdays from 11:30 am to 1:00pm in both Westbury and Hauppauge offices
Grief is an all-too-common result of serious substance abuse. At LICADD, we’ve learned that the damage of substance abuse can be pervasive, causing problems even in cases where addiction robs a family of a life. We’re here to help, even when you think you’ve hit the bottom.
LICADD’s Grief and Loss Group is open to families and friends who have lost someone to the disease of addiction. The group is professionally facilitated and focuses on the stages of grief and loss, managing one’s emotions and working effectively through the healing process.
Positive Recovery Support Group
Mondays at 12:00 in the Westbury office only
Today, approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of this group, a staggering 15 percent are unaware that they are infected. Addiction increases the risk of HIV, with up to a third of the 1.2 million infected engaging in drug use or binge drinking.
The Positive Recovery Support Group is for for those who are living with HIV/AIDS and are also in recovery from substance use.
If group support isn’t for you, there are other ways to access support and assistance, even in a self-directed format. LICADD’s has a long history of connections to the self-help community. For more information about self-help groups hosted onsite and in the community, please call us.
If you are not sure if a group is right for you, please call us to schedule an individual appointment. We can provide any of the above services as individual counseling on a sliding scale fee structure.