Take Part in Nar-Anon Family Groups

Nar-Anon Family Groups are meetings for people who have been or who are currently being affected by someone near to them who suffers from a substance abuse disorder. The groups do not teach a person how to help the ones they care about get sober. Instead, the groups focus on helping a person cope with the powerlessness felt in trying to force someone to get sober, and they emphasize how to concentrate on keeping life balanced– whether a loved ones become sober or not. These meetings are important in helping people understand their situations and learn how to cope with the feelings caused by their loved one’s affliction.
Like members of Nar-Anon Groups, Nar-Anon Family Group members follow a 12-step program designed to achieve a practical, healing spiritual awakening. In this process, members are encouraged to share their stories, read helpful provided materials, and participate in group volunteer service.  All meetings are anonymous, and the groups hope to create a judgement-free environment–one where its members can recover a sense of purpose and self-confidence.
Narateen, a program for teenagers, provides a safe outlet for teenagers to learn coping skills surrounding substance abuse disorder and to share their unique experiences among those in their age group.
How can I do that?For more information, visit the Nar-Anon Family Groups page on Nar-Anon’s website.

Consider Faith Based Counseling Services

Faith support is designed to assist an individual in developing their spirituality as an integral part of their recovery from addiction.
If you know someone struggling with addiction, help them find a Spiritual Counselor who encourages patients to overcome addiction by covering practices and principles such as:

  • establishing a relationship with a higher power
  • identifying a sense of purpose and mission in one’s life
  • achieving serenity and peace of mind
  • utilizing spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation, and yoga

Faith-based counseling can be performed in a group or individual setting. Most group and individual sessions should be expected to last roughly 60 minutes in duration.

How can I do that?

1. Visit the TN Department of Mental Health’s Recovery Support Services page.

2. Click on the Addiction Recovery Program Providers list to view a list of certified spiritual counselors.