FOR FAMILIES & LOVED ONES

For Families

When a loved one is addicted to alcohol, opioids, heroin, meth, prescription pills, gambling, video gaming, or raging, it affects the family and the children. When we accept that we can only control ourselves and are not responsible for another person’s actions, we can separate our love for them from their substance use.  We still love them, we can still help them, but we don’t have to hold their pain. 

Sharing our experiences helps us understand that we aren't alone.

Strong neighborhood cohesion and social ties have proven to help lower drug rates and related consequences. Building community can be shown in many ways including:

  • Helping one another

  • Supporting another person in sobriety

  • Sharing meals

  • Going to church

  • Honoring heritage

  • Engaging, educating and empowering

  • Creating opportunities

  • Facing our fears

  • Treatment for Trauma

  • Asking for help

  • Seeking to understand

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Help In Santa Maria & Surrounding Areas

Al-Anon Central Coast

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Families and friends of alcoholics can help bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

Al-Anon Santa Barbara

If you are bothered by someone else’s drinking, Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups may be able to help. We are a fellowship of men, women, and children who share our experience, strength and hope in order to solve our common problems.

Nar-Anon Central Coast

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

Nar-Anon Santa Barbara

Nar-Anon Family Groups are primarily for you who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. You are not alone. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

NAMI San Luis Obispo

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

NAMI Santa Barbara

Providing emotional support, educational resources and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and fighting the stigma associated with mental illness in our community.