NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
Opioid Family Education Support Groups (OEFS)
Are you struggling with a loved one’s drug use? Come find support while effectively learning how to support your loved one.
Community Renewal Team (CRT) offers a free weekly support and opioid education group for anyone dealing with a loved one’s drug use. You can attend in person or online!
Opioid Education and Family Support Groups (OEFS) are available for adult and young adult (age 16 and older) family members and loved ones of individuals who are or were misusing opioids (including heroin).
When you join these meetings, you will receive:
- Narcan Training
In-person meetings are held in both Middletown and Hartford, Connecticut.
For more information, please contact:
Casie DeRosier @ CRT
Phone: (860) 549-3350
Fax: (860) 761-7928
Opioid Education and Family Support Groups:
- Clifford Beers Clinic, New Haven
Tirzah Kemp 203-777-8648 x2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Renewal Team, Hartford and Middletown
Casie DeRosier 860-549-3350 or email@example.com
- McCall Foundation, Torrington
Leann Mitchell 860-496-2139 or Leann.Mitchell@mccallcenterct.org
- NAMI Connecticut, Waterbury
Paul Brainerd 860-882-8674, 860-310-4055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sound Community Services, New London
Amy Faenza 860-439-6443 or email@example.com
- TriCircle, Hope & Support Groups, Hope After Loss Groups
Ana Gopoian 860-349-7074 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Connecticut Mental Health Network - Family Support Programs:
Family Support Night, 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm at Catholic Charities, 24 Grassy Plain Street, Bethel, CT 06801 (203-748-0848).
Multifamily Groups, 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Hope Room, 95 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702.
Family Night, held every 3 months, date announced, 5:00-7:00 pm, Drop-In Center, 95 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702.
Joining Families, held every other Wednesday, 5:15 pm-6:30 pm, 249 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT 06790.