Family Support Groups

Finding Help for Families

When a family is faced with a loved one’s substance use, it seems as if all is lost and the struggle to find someone to talk to without judgement is sometimes very hard. The following links are support groups offered throughout Missouri that have the potential to help any family member facing this trying time.

  • The Recovery Village offers many avenues for family support

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a peer-led family support group to offer help for adults with a loved one who has mental health conditions.

  • The Community Reinforcement and Family Training Approach (CRAFT) is an evidence-based approach for engaging reluctant loved ones into treatment in a compassionate and effective manner.

  • Learn to Cope is a peer-led support group that offers support, resources and hope for family and friends who have loved ones with substance use disorders.

  • Families Anonymous is a 12-step group for families and friends of those suffering from substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder and/or other behavioral issues.

  • Alateen is a support group just for teens affected by alcohol use disorder.

  • Al-Anon is a support group for adults who have been affected by a loved one’s alcohol use disorder.

  • Nar-Anon is a 12-step support group for families and friends with a loved with a substance use disorder.

  • PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved-Ones) is a faith-based support group for parents with a child suffering from substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder.

  • GRASP is a community of support and healing for those who have lost someone to substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder.