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Family Resources for Friends/Other Family Members

Book Recommendations

Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening
Dr. Robert Meyers & Dr. Brenda Wolfe

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
Jeffrey Foote Ph.D, Carrie Wilkens PhD, Nicole Kosanke PhD. and Stephanie Higgs

Addict in the Family
Beverly Conyers

BALM Book - The Loving Path to Family Recovery - Download Chapter 1

Find some of these books (and many more!) at the Hazelden Betty Ford Book Store.

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Empowering Recovery and Well-Being for All

Find dozens of helpful videos on every aspect of recovery on the Hazelden Betty Ford YouTube channel.

Substance Use Disorders

Understanding the science behind substance use disorders and the recovery process, with a brief overview of co-occurring disorders.

Register for Free Virtual Family Program

Delivered in a one-day format online, our virtual Family Program is available free to anyone who needs it, no matter where you live

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Support Groups for Friends/Family

Caring Families Chat Meeting - Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Central - Chat Rooms

Virtual Family Support Group - Tuesdays
4:30-6 p.m. Central. Find link here: Virtual Family Support Group - Hazelden

Virtual Family Support Group - Thursdays 6:30-8 p.m. Central. Find link here: Virtual Family Support Group - Hazelden

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers outpatient mental health services for family members in many states. In Minnesota, these groups include Recovery Relationships and Families Affected by Addiction (FABA). Find more at: Mental Health Services | Hazelden Betty Ford

Support for Families of Addicts | Family Program | Hazelden Betty Ford

Healthy Relationships Program - Hazelden

Find an Al-Anon Electronic Meeting

Al-Anon Family Groups

Nar-Anon Family Groups

Families Anonymous

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Twelve Step Alumni Meetings - Hazelden Betty Ford Chapter Meetings

Donate to Help Other Families

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Find a Sober Coach

Convenient and confidential, Hazelden Betty Ford's Connection program helps you navigate early recovery with personalized recovery coaching.You can also receive monitoring and accountability reports, as well as random drug testing.


ShatterProof - Just Five
Delivers the most important concepts and facts regarding addiction in just five minutes.

Why Am I an Addict?
Marv Seppala shares the science behind why addiction happens, how the brain changes to create pathways that are difficult to change and how recovery can happen as it does for millions every day.

Pleasure Unwoven - Dr. Kevin McCauley
Uses the spectacular landscape of Utah’s State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, turns complex neuroscientific concepts into easy-to-understand visual images that will help people in recovery feel better understood, and their families and friends feel hope that recovery is possible.


Episode: The Journey Back to Self
How to Feel Okay Despite a Loved One's Addiction

Author Beverly Conyers offers advice for parents and loved ones in this hopeful conversation with William C. Moyers on the Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery Podcast.

Let's Talk Addiction & Recovery Podcast
Hear what leading addiction and recovery experts are talking about—addiction trends, topics and challenges as well as research, practices and advances that point the most promising way forward.

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