FAMILY SUPPORT & EDUCATION



Addiction is called a family disease because it creates chaos, distress and disruption in the lives of everyone involved with the addict. Many of the seemingly helpful actions we take as family members in fact enable the addiction to flourish. It is vital for family members to become educated about this disease process and the best methods to truly help the addicted person. The groups listed here can provide this information as well as tools and emotional support to help families achieve peace and regain control of their own lives. All meetings are free and open to the public on a walk-in basis unless otherwise noted. This information was up to date as of August 2018 but please confirm meetings times and locations before attending as schedules may be subject to change.

 

 
INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT OPTIONS AND INFORMATION
It is possible to get court ordered involuntary treatment (potentially at no cost) for your loved one's drug or alcohol addiction. Casey's Law allows parents, relatives or friends to intervene in the substance use disorder of a loved one, regardless of age and without the filing of criminal charges.
http://caseyslaw.org/

 

   CRISIS INTERVENTION AND RECOVERY CENTER
   STARK COUNTY MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM
   2421 13Tth St NW
   Canton, OH 44703
   Crisis /Mobile Response Team Hotline 330-452-6000 
   Crisis Text line (ages 13-25) Text 4hope to 741-741
   Opiate Hotline 330-454-HELP (4357)
   Mobile Response Team is available 24/7 for urgent crisis intervention, information and referral and will provide behavioral health services wherever you 
   are day or night.     
   Detox services are no longer available at the Crisis Center however referrals are available by calling the Opiate hotline
   http://www.circstark.org

 

 

THE ADDICT'S MOM (TAM)
This addiction advocacy group offers on-line discussion and support forums, articles and resources
www.facebook.com/addictsmom 
http://addictsmom.com



THE ADDICTS PARENT -TAP UNITED

On-line peer support, discussion and information forums
www.tapunited.org#1 
www.facebook.com/groups/TAPUnited/

 

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS
Unity Church of Massillon
4016 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, OH  
Meetings Saturdays at 10:00 am
Twelve step program for a diverse group of recovering people that includes adult children of alcoholics, codependents, and addicts of various sorts as well as adults raised in abusive or dysfunctional homes.
http://www.adultchildren.org/

 

AL-ANON
1-888-425-2666
Local information line 234-300-2830
Structured meetings that provide coping tools and support for families of addicts

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
322 3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Wednesdays beginners at 7:30 pm and  regular meetings at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 8:00 pm

 

St. John's United Church of Christ
409 N. Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Mondays at 8:00 pm
Alateen meets also

Trinity United Church of Christ
3909 Blackburn Rd NW
Canton, OH 44718
Mondays at 10:00 am

Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church
930 S. Nickleplate St.
Louisville, OH 44641
Mondays at 7:30 pm

First Baptist Church
20 6th St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Tuesdays 6:30 pm

First Immanuel United Church of Christ
208 E. Oxford St
Alliance, OH 44601
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church
204 Edgewood Dr
Minerva, OH 44657
Tuesdays beginners at 7:30 pm and regular meetings at 8:00 pm
Alateen meets also

 

Northminster Presbyterian Church
237 W. Maple St
N. Canton, OH 44720
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm
 
Advent Lutheran Church
1516 Edison St NW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Little Flower Catholic Parish
2040 Diamond St NE
N. Canton, OH 44721 
Wednesdays beginners 9:30 am and  meetings at 10:00 am
 

St Joseph's Church
322 3rd St SE
Massillon, OH 44646
Wednesdays at 8:00 pm
AA meets also

Christ Presbyterian Church
530 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44702
Thursdays at 7:00 pm

 
Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Alateen meets also
 

Total Living Center
2221 9th St SW
Canton, OH 44706
330-455-3663
Fridays from 11:00 am - Noon


United Methodist Church
13370 Cleveland Ave NW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Fridays at 8:00 am
AA meets also

Zion United Church of Christ
415 S. Main St
N. Canton, OH 44720
Saturdays beginners at 10:00 am and regular meetings at 10:30 am
www.ohioal-anon.org
 


ALATEEN
Alateen is for young people ages 10-20 years whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction
Phone: (330) 588-5206 

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
Thursdays 7:00 pm
Al-Anon meets also

Minerva Presbyterian Church
204 Edgewood Dr
Minerva, OH 44657
Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Al-Anon meets also

St. John's United Church of Christ
409 N. Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Mondays at 8:00 pm
Al-Anon meets also

On-line chat meetings are also available
http://www.ohioal-anon.org/alateen_about.html

 

ARROW PASSAGE RECOVERY GRIEF SUPPORT
721 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH 44646
1-844-802-7769
Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Grief support for those who have lost a loved one due to addiction

 

AULTMAN GRIEF SERVICES
Aultman Compassionate Care Center 
2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW 
Canton, OH 44708
330-479-4835
Resources, counseling and grief support workshops available
https://aultman.org/home/services/support-services/grief/#/

 

CARING HEARTS SUPPORT GROUP
United Free Will Baptist Church
145 26th St NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Church 330-835-8298
Faye Griffith 330-224-8218
Support group for those who have lost a child
Meetings the first Monday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
https://www.facebook.com/United-Free-Will-Baptist-Church-Capital-City-Conference-291485050874575/

 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
This non-profit agency has counseling services  available for children of substance abusers.

Shipley Clinic
919  2nd St NE
Canton, OH 44704
330-454-7917 ext 141

Belden Village Office
4641 Fulton Drive N.W.
Canton, OH 44718
330-433-6075

Alliance Office
1207 West State Street, Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
330-823-5335
http://childandadolescent.org/

 

CoDA -CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS
Unity Church of Massillon
4016 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, OH 44646
330-837-3737
Meetings Tuesdays at 10:00 am
http://unitymassillon.org/regular-activities/

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP
Carrol-Stark-Tuscarawas Chapter
Central Presbyterian Church
47 2nd St NE
Massillon, OH 44646
330-833-4709 (Bill)
330-806-9650 (Sarita)
Support for families that have lost a child of any age
Meetings the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm
www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
https://www.compassionatefriends.org/chapter/carroll-stark-tuscarawas-chapter/


COMMQUEST FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP 
1341 Market Ave N.
Canton, OH 44714
330-453-8252
Informal counselor facilitated support and education for families of addicts based on the principles of Al-Anon
Meetings every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
https://commquest.org/who-we-are/support-group/
 

 

COMMQUEST NURSE NAVIGATOR SERVICE
330-837-9411
This program provides support, education, interventions and service referrals for individuals and families affected by addiction

 

 

CRISIS CENTER OPIATE HOTLINE
330-454-HELP (4357)
This program provides local and statewide service referrals for individuals and families affected by addiction

 

 

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS
Peer support for families by families.  Free on-line support meetings, newsletters and literature are available.
Support group meetings are available in the Cleveland area. The closest meeting location is at Coleman Professional Services in Ravenna (330-760-7670)
https://www.familiesanonymous.org/

 

 

F.A.T.H.E.R.S. K.I.D.S. 
330-232-4111
email: fathersrunstark@gmail.com
Kids Initiative to Develop Serenity is a free monthly day camp program designed to provide children directly affected by the addiction epidemic (ages 8-12) with family support,  prevention education and fellowship in a positive atmosphere of fun and a spirit of exploration of the many recreational opportunities available in Stark County.  Children may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish. The registration form can be downloaded from the events page on this site, register on;ine using the link below or call 330-232-4111. The program dates, locations and activities are variable but most events are on the 3rd Saturday of the month. A complete list of 2018 day camp programs and locations can be found at
https://www.fathersrunstark.com/kidsdaycamp

 

GLENBEIGH SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF ADDICTED ADULTS
Glenbeigh Outpatient Center
4661 Belpar St NW
Canton, OH 44718
330-492-2600
Open discussion format
Meetings the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm
www.glenbeigh.com/canton

 

GRIEFSHARE
Thirteen week revolving seminar and support group. Participants may begin the program ar any point in the cycle.
Fee of $15.00 for materials is required.
Numerous locations in Stark and surrounding counties
https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup

 
HOLLY'S SONG OF HOPE
On-line peer support, discussion and information forum. Free community education program available.
www.hollyssongofhope.org 
www.facebook.com/hollyssongofhope

 

HOPE UNITED
P.O. Box 534
Uniontown, OH 44685
email: info@HopeUnited.Life
Currently offering four education and family support initiatives:

BREAKING BARRIERS
P.O. Box 534
Uniontwon OH 44685
330-414-5960
Promotes education about the disease of addiction and opiate abuse awareness through public speaking engagements

LOVING WITH GRACE
Shamps Bionics Building
2656 S. Arlington Rd
Akron, OH 44319
Shelly 330-414-5960
Faith-based support group for families struggling with someone in active addiction
Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

LOVE BEARS ALL
Laura 330-697-7885
Provides Teddy Bears to children who have lost a parent to addiction and support for children affetced by the opiate epidemic

THE WELL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
2656 S. Arlington Rd
Akron, OH 44319
Sue 330-472-7282
Faith-based support group for families who have lost a loved one to addiction
Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
https://www.hopeunited.life/


KEYS TO SERENITY
932 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, OH 
Brenda Ryan 330-730-0864
email: akronsaynotodope@gmail.com
Grief support via Facebook or one-on-one outreach
Financial assistance is avaialble to help offset final wishes
https://www.facebook.com/pg/sheenawouldntwantustocrybutfightinstead/about/?ref=page_internal
https://keystoserenity.org/

 

NAMI STARK COUNTY (NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS)
330-455-6264
Support  for people with mental illness or dual diagnosis and their families

 

NAR-ANON
1-800-477-6291
Structured meetings that provide coping tools and support for families of alcoholics & addicts
Literature and publications are also available
www.nar-anon.org


Goodwill Campus
408  9th St SW
Canton OH 44702
Meetings every Thursday at 6:00pm

Manchester United Methodist church
5625 Manchester Rd Akron OH 44319
Meetings every Thursday at 7:00 pm
(NA meets at the same time and location) 

First United Methodist Church
201 W. High Ave
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Meetings every Wednesday at 7:00 pm

St.Stephen the Martyr Church
4600 Fulton Dr NW
Canton, OH 44718
Enter thru doors facing Fulton.
Meetings every Tuesday at 6:30 pm

 

OHIO CAN (Change Addiction Now)
Advocacy group for education, harm reduction and the role of family in the recovery process
Peer to peer support for addicts and families via internet and facebook discussion forums
various events as posted online 
www.changeaddictionnow.org/ohio.html
www.facebook.com/groups/OhioCAN 
twitter.com/OhioChange

 
OPERATION:  STIGMA DROP
First Christian Church of Massillon
1020 Wales Rd NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Support  and education for families and people in recovery with a focus on reducing the stigma associated with addiction
Meetings on the first Monday at 6:30 pm
 
 

PERSONAL FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES (PFCS)
1433 5TH  St NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
330-343-8171
Free  education and support group for adult family members of those addicted to drugs or alcohol
Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at  6:00 pm
http://personal-family-counseling.com/
http://2hswaj2qupbi3o201p131fga.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/PFCS-Family-Group-Flyer.pdf

 

REFORMERS UNANIMOUS
1-866-733-6768 (24/7 helpline)
Recovery support for addicts and support/ministry for the families of addicts
2 locations in Stark County:

Canton Baptist Temple 
Door G , room 130
515 Whipple Ave. NW 
Canton, OH 44708  
330-477-6267
Fridays 7:00  -9:00 pm

Temple Baptist Church
1212 Greensburg Rd
Uniontown, OH 44685
Director: Kurt Cox
 330-760-2582
Fridays 7:00 -9:00 pm
http://rurecovery.com/

 

SANDY VALLEY DRUG AWARENESS INITIATIVE (SVDAI)
Magnolia Village Hall
328 N. Main St.
Magnolia, OH 44643
A forum for community discussion and coalition to implement prevention and education initiatives
Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/svdai/

 

SEEDS OF HOPE
Mercy Medical Center 1320 Mercy Dr. NW 
Canton, OH 44703
330-489-1143
Grief support for those who have lost a loved one. Reservations are  required
https://www.cantonmercy.org/grief-support

 
SOLACE OF STARK COUNTY
Dale Batdorff  330-323-7605
Peer support for families of addicts and grief support for families of overdose victims
currently operating in cojunction with the Warrior's Project
www.facebook.com/Solace-of-Stark-County-241322162738646/


SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
1-800-958-6630 or 330-452-6000 (Crisis Center)

 

WARRIORS PROJECT
866-477-8677
Peer Support for addicts and families (separately or together)

Love Canton Church
701 Walnut Ave NE
Canton, OH 44702
Meetings  every Saturday at 11:00 am
 
Akron Bible Church
783 Brown St.
Akron, OH 44311
Meetings every Sunday at 6:00 am
https://www.facebook.com/warriorsproject.org/
http://warriorsproject.org/

 

LINKS AND TOOLS FOR PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

https://www.addictionguide.com/
Very good comprehensive general information site for families and recovering addicts

https://www.letschangetheconversation.com/
Sponsored by the makers of Vivitrol this site has caregiver advice and video stories featuring Sharon Osbourne as well as information about treatment options

http://www.swiftriver.com/addiction-and-infidelity/
Understanding and finding ways to heal after an addicted partner is unfaithful

https://www.drugdangers.com/the-growing-dangers-of-prescription-drugs.htm
tips for storing and monitoring prescription medications in the home

https://www.drugdangers.com/drug-addiction/
types of medications which have may have addiction potential

 http://www.drugfree.org/9-steps-to-take-when-your-recovering-teen-comes-home-from-treatment/

 https://www.discoveryplace.info/signs-addiction-and-drug-us

 https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/my-child-is-using-drugs-or-drinking-alcohol-what-should-i-do/

http://www.drugrehab.org/healing-without-drugs-alcohol/
Brief article about the stages of grief and tips for dealing with the loss of a parent at any age

 http://thebereavementacademy.com/unconventional-grief-grieving-someone-alive/

 https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-science-says-to-do-if-your-loved-one-has-an-opioid-addiction/

https://drugfree.org/
Partnership for Drug Free Kids website provides support and guidance information for parents struggling with a child's substance use

 http://opiatetoolkit.starkmhar.org
Tips, facts, resources and advice for teens, parents and teachers

http://starttalking.ohio.gov
Prevention and discussion tips and tool kits for parents, guardians and youth group leaders

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ascher-md/10-effective-tips-to-help_b_6446012.html
Tips for helping your loved one seek treatment

https://www.shatterproof.org/about
This is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addictions causes in families. Site contains information about addiction, treatment, workplace substance abuse and family support

http://detoxrehabs.org/children-using-drugs/
comprehensive list of social, behavioral, physical and mental signs of drug use and how to identify common types of drug paraphernalia