Due to concerns having arisen because of the COVID pandemic, if meetings are held
they will be done remotely, via ZOOM.
Opinions of presenters do not necessarily reflect those of the Family Addiction Network.
PLEASE NOTE:  For information on past meetings, please go to the Past Meetings page.
  • February 16, 2021

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, via ZOOM

(email familyaddictionnetwork@gmail.com for meeting code and password)

 

RULES AND BOUNDARIES - A DISCUSSION

Setting boundaries can be a daunting task, especially with someone in the grips of Substance Use Disorder.  This month we are hosting a conversation!

Come and share your challenges, your concerns and what has worked for you or what hasn’t.  Through open dialogue we can learn, grow and help create strategies while supporting each other…

We have not abandoned our usual format, but feel it might be nice to change it up!  Sharing is appreciated but not mandatory… Hope to see you there!

  • March 16, 2021

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, via ZOOM

(email familyaddictionnetwork@gmail.com for meeting code and password)

OPEN DISCUSSION

 

We hope to meet again in person sometime soon, but until then join us on zoom with folks who understand. Ask, share or just listen, you are not alone. This meeting is open to all and we hope you will join us!

  • April 20, 2021

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, via ZOOM

(email familyaddictionnetwork@gmail.com for meeting code and password)

STAY CONNECTED and CHECK IN

For our April meeting we are so happy to have Carley Dietrick share her wisdom with us! Over the past year we have learned many things, but foremost is the need to stay connected with each other, in some way show up and make sure we are checking in with loved ones. We never know what a person we encounter is going through, even our own family members. Carley will share strategies for staying connected during these challenging times.

Carley is truly an amazing advocate for those still in the grip of addiction. She works as the Business Development Representative for Seacrest Recovery Center and is also the Addiction Navigator and Student Alliance Coordinator for Tigger House.

We hope you can join us for this presentation, which will be followed by our confidential sharing time.

NEW LOCATION - NEW DAY and TIME!

 

Join us THURSDAY July 22nd from 7:00 - 8:30

at JBJ SOUL KITCHEN

207 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Easy Street parking and a short walk from the train station!

Same format, 20 - 30 minutes presentation and an hour to share

 

This month’s presenter is an amazing example of recovery in action! Nicole Dorrity struggled for 24 years with heroin and cocaine addiction. She picked up alcohol at the tender age of 13 and was using harder drugs by 17. She went through countless detoxes, was treated at 13 residential treatment centers and was in IOP for 6 years. There were also multiple incarcerations during her years in active addiction. Although she tortured her family, they always showed up for her, but in the end, her father and son were the 2 that stood by her. Other family and friends had to love her from afar. Nicole found recovery at 41 years of age and today considers herself fortunate enough to be able to be of service to others struggling with Addiction.

 

She currently serves as the community Coordinator for JBJ Soul Kitchen and is a trained Peer Recovery Specialist and Case Manager working with the Monmouth County STAR Program.

Nicole will share her story and particularly how the support of her family helped her toward her recovery!

If you would like to have dinner prior to the meeting, JBJ Soul Kitchen has awesome food and you pay what you can. The patrons who pay enable those less fortunate to have a free meal. Just let Nicole know when you get there that you will be staying for the Family Addiction Network meeting!

 

Feel free to reach out with any questions!

See you there...

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