Many have been impacted by the addiction of someone they love. Maybe you have a family member or a close friend with substance use challenges that has you feeling lost, disappointed, or even hopeless. Combining practical advice and heartfelt compassion, this group offers hope and healing to those who love someone struggling with addiction or navigating early recovery. We will use a workbook study called “Invitation to Change,” which blends decades of the best psychological research into a compassionate and effective approach to substance use in a loved one. This group is all about practicing understanding, compassion, and healthy communication with the individual(s) we care for that are struggling with their substance use. We will also rely on biblical principles and teachings that reinforce that we are called to love one another deeply, above all (1 Peter 4:8). This group is a designed to be a safe space where we can share, learn and grow with the ultimate goal of coming alongside our loved ones in a healthy and loving manner, guided by our faith. As a Family Recovery Coach, I have the honor of walking alongside families and concerned others that have a loved one struggling with addiction. I’ve walked through the disease of addiction in my own family, and my purpose is to provide hope and healthy ways for others to manage these tough situations. I’ve been attending Eagle Brook Church since 1998, and have been married for 20 years to my husband, Tom. I hope that this group can be a positive, uplifting and supportive way for you to connect with others in community around these issues that are difficult in our lives. I look forward to meeting you!