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.  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/

 

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/

 

AL-ANON
1-888-425-2666
Canton answering service 330-588-5206
Structured meetings that provide coping tools and support for families of addicts

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

Little Flower Catholic Parish
2040 Diamond St NE
Canton, OH 44721 
Wednesdays beginners 9:30 AM Meetings at 10:00 AM

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

Hartville Church of God
532 W. Maple St
Hartville, OH 44632 
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

Northminster Presbyterian Church
237 W. Maple St
N. Canton, OH 44720
Tuesdays at 8:00 PM

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Christ Presbyterian Church
530 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44702
Thursdays at 8:00 PM

United Methodist Church
13370 Cleveland Ave NW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Fridays at 8:00 PM
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
 
 

BREAKING BARRIERS
P.O. Box 534
Uniontown, OH 44685
330-414-5960
Advocacy group for treatment and education initiatives and grief support to cope with the loss of a loved one to addiction
THE WELL GRIEF SUPPORT
Shamps Bionics Building
2656 S. Arlington Rd
Akron, OH 44319
Sue 330-472-7282
Meetings every other Wednesday from 6:30 PM -8:00 PM 

 

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 PM - 8:00 PM
https://www.facebook.com/United-Free-Will-Baptist-Church-Capital-City-Conference-291485050874575/

 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Shipley Clinic
919  2nd St NE
Canton, OH 44704
330-454-7917 ext 141
Provides support and teaches coping skills for children 8-12 years with at least one close adult family member or caregiver with a substance use disorder. The program consists of 8 weekly sessions which meet every Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Other counseling services may also be available for children of substance abusers.
http://childandadolescent.org/

 

CoDA -CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS
Unity church of Truth
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
North Canton Medical Foundation
Building A
6046 Whipple Ave NW
N. Canton, OH 44720
330-833-4709
330-806-9650
Support for families that have lost a child of any age
Meetings the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM
www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx


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 PM to 7:30 PM
 

 

CRISIS CENTER NURSE NAVIGATOR SERVICE
2421  13th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
330-452-6000
Opiate Hotline 330-454-HELP (4357)
This program provides support, education, interventions and service referrals for individuals and families impacted by addiction

 
THE FAMILY CIRCLE
SAM CENTER (Serving Area Military & Veterans)
413 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, OH  44646 
330-956-6162 or
330-844-7933
Fellowship and support for military families
Meetings the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM 
www.servingareamilitary.com 


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

 
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

 

KEYS TO SERENITY
932 Kenmore Blvd
Akron, OH 
Brenda Ryan 330-730-0864
email: akronsaynotodope@gmail.com
Grief support for families

 

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
There are no meetings in Stark County- these are the closest locations:

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 
www.nar-anon.org

 

NEWLY BEREAVED SUPPORT GROUP
Aultman Compassionate Care Center 
2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW 
Canton, OH 44708
330-479-4835
Grief support for anyone who has lost a loved one in the past six months
https://aultman.org/home/services/support-services/grief/#/

 

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 every 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 
Director: Jeremy DiBartolo 
Call: 330-933-3244
Fridays 7:00 PM -9:00 PM

Temple Baptist Church
1212 Greensburg Rd
Uniontown, OH 44685
Director: Kurt Cox
Call: 330-760-2582
Fridays 7:00 PM -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 PM - 6:30 PM
http://www.svdai.org/
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
Exploration Gateway (Perry Sippo Library)
5710 12th St NW
Canton OH 44708
Dale Batdorff  330-323-7605
Peer support for families of addicts and grief support for families of overdose victims
Meetings the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM September through May
www.facebook.com/Solace-of-Stark-County-241322162738646/


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

 

WARRIORS PROJECT
Love Canton Church
701 Walnut Ave NE
Canton OH 44702
888-477-8677
Peer support for addicts and families (separately or together)
Little Warriors program to educate and counsel youth
Meetings every Saturday at 11:00 AM
www.warriorsprojectonline.com 
www.facebook.com/Warriorsprojectonline

 

 

LINKS AND TOOLS FOR PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

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

https://cover2.org/podcasts/
Podcasts on a variety of opiate addiction topics such as addiction support, treatment and recovery, and alternatives to medical opiate therapy

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.freedrugtest.org

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

 http://medicineabuseproject.org/assets/documents/parent_talk_kit.pdf

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

 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