Pine Rest offers a family recovery group led by certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor Stacey Williamson-Nichols for those with a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder.
The group sessions are held every Tuesday at the Pine Rest campus Retreat Center from 5:30-7 p.m. One topic per session is taught over a 10-week period. An orientation meeting must be attended prior to starting group and will be scheduled at the time of registration.
Besides developing an understanding of addiction, participants will learn ways to cope, set appropriate boundaries, build self-esteem and assertiveness skills. The recovery group places an emphasis on the family or support person of an individual struggling with substance use. The goal is to keep the people supporting their loved one healthy and knowledgeable.
The Family Recovery Group is open to the public for a fee of $15 per session, and free of charge to family members who have a loved one participating in Pine Rest’s Retreat Center/Addiction Medicine Services. Orientation is free for everyone. The Pine Rest Retreat Center address is 300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49548. To register, please call 616.258.7467. For more information, go here.