Pine Rest is offering a new family recovery group led by certified advanced alcohol and drug counselors Pamela Huffman and Stacey Williamson-Nichols for those with a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder.
To attend the group people must attend a required orientation, which is held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Pine Rest campus Retreat Center from 4-5 p.m. The group sessions are held every Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. and one topic per session is taught over a 10-week period.
Besides developing an understanding of addiction, participants will learn ways to cope, set appropriate boundaries, build self-esteem and assertiveness skills. The recovery group places an emphasis on the family or support person of an individual struggling with substance use. The goal is to keep the people supporting their loved one healthy and knowledgeable.
The Family Recovery Group is open to the public for a fee of $30 per session, and free of charge to family members who have a loved one participating in Pine Rest’s residential detox and the retreat center services at Pine Rest. Orientation is free for everyone. The Pine Rest Retreat Center address is 300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids. To register, please call 616/258-7467.
Pamela Huffman, LMSW, CAADC
Stacey Williamson Nichols, LMSW, CAADC
About Pine Rest
Pine Rest, one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., has served the greater Grand Rapids and national community for more than 100 years. It offers a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 15 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa. For more information, go to www.pinerest.org.