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Support for
Friends & Family

Meeting others in the same situation or talking to someone in recovery from alcohol or drug misuse can help families to realize that recovery is possible and happens a lot more often than we realize.

Behavioral Health & Substance Misuse issues are not a "spectator sport".

Eventually, the whole family gets to play.

Substance misuse and behavioral health affects us all; many families in our communities have a loved one caught up in alcohol or drug addiction or navigating the challenges of living with mental illness. The lives of these families are overshadowed by despair, worry and isolation.

Recovery is the hope on the horizon that keeps family members going, and it is the whole family that needs to recover.

The good news is, help and support is available, not only for the person battling addiction/mental health but for the whole family. However, the fear of being judged by friends and neighbors often consigns families to a life in secrecy and isolation and holds them back from getting the support that could make a difference.

Local Resources


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NAMI Coeur d'Alene invites you to join our hybrid Family Support Group.  This group is for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition.

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Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. 

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. 


Brought to you by Jason Coombs at Brickhouse Recovery, this twelve week online course is open to anyone that is feeling the stress of supporting an addicted loved one. 


If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, we can help! 


Contact a Recovery Specialist by texting "SUD" to 898211 or dialing 2-1-1. 

Online Resources



Confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.​

Families should be open to the options of support groups or family therapy and counseling, which can improve treatment effectiveness by supporting the whole family.

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SMART Family & Friends Online Meetings & Resources

Our skills training for Family & Friends includes tools for positive communication skills and other strategies to help you change the dynamics of your relationship with your loved one. This method has been proven to be more successful than harsh interventions or complete detachment.

Recommended Reading


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