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/

 

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS
Massillon Unity Church
4016 Wales Rd
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
Canton answering service 330-588-5206
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

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

 

Northminster Presbyterian Church
237 W. Maple St
N. Canton, OH 44720
Tuesdays at 8:00 PM
 
Advent Lutheran Church
1516 Edison St NW
Uniontown, OH 44685
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Little Flower Catholic Parish
2040 Diamond St NE
Canton, OH 44721 
Wednesdays beginners 9:30 AM Meetings at 10:00 AM
 
Christ Presbyterian Church
530 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44702
Thursdays at 8:00 PM

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


ALATEEN
Alateen is for young people  (usually teenagers)whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction

Phone: (330) 588-5206 (Canton Message Service)

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

St. John's United Church of Christ
409 N. Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Mondays at 8:00 PM
http://www.ohioal-anon.org/alateen.html

 

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 PM - 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 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
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 PM to 7:00 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

 

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 any time.
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 PM - 8:30PM

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 6:30PM - 8:00PM
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

 

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

 

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 
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
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
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 PM
https://www.facebook.com/warriorsproject.org/
http://warriorsproject.org/

 

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

 http://drug-and-alcohol-treatment.net/20-parenting-techniques-can-help-discourage-addiction/

 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://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