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About the Event
A Support Group for Individuals who love someone involved with opioids. The group is designed to provide not only an understanding of Opioid Misuse and Abuse, but also the impact of substance abuse/addiction on families as well as prevention strategies. This program is free.
The group will be facilitated by Donna M McNally, MSW, LICSW, LADC1, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, is a clinician at Mount Auburn Hospital’s Department of Outpatient Psychiatry trained in family therapy with extensive clinical experience in diagnosing and treating substance abuse, as well as families membersimpacted.
The group will meet (virtually) for 8 consecutive weeks Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:30pm
Start date: Tuesday, January 5th and ending Tuesday February 23RD, 2021.
Format: There will be 15 minutes of psychoeducation followed by 45 minutes of discussion/support
Pre-Registration is required - a Zoom link will be sent to those who are registered. Resources will be discussed and training on administering Narcan will be provided.Jan. 5: Session One Welcome and Overview/Expectations
Jan. 12: Session Two Understanding Opioid Misuse/Abuse
Jan. 19: Session Three Families Are Affected by a Loved One’s Misuse/Abuse of Opioids
Jan. 26: Session Four Understanding Dependence and Withdrawal
Feb. 2: Session Five Understanding Opioid Overdose
Feb. 9: Session Six Minutes That Could Save a Life
Feb. 16: Session Seven Prevention/Treatment/Resources
Feb. 23: Session Eight What We Have Learned and Wrap Up
Online registration at www.mountauburnhospital.org
Search for “Support Group” under Classes and Events.
Contact information: Email mahwellness.org or contact 617-499-5625
This program is made possible through a grant from the City of Cambridge
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