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Support group for families affected by substance abuse

Addiction affects individuals and their families.  Family members who struggle with a loved one’s addiction feel the devastating spiritual, emotional and physical affects of the disease.


Unity Chemical Dependency offers a four session Family Education Program to help those affected by a loved one’s chemical dependency.  The program is free of cost, and open to the community.


The topics of the sessions are:


·        The difference between use, abuse and dependency; what happens in the treatment and recovery process; and the stages of change

·        How family members are affected by codependency, and how they can help their loved ones

·        Family roles and defense mechanisms

·        Detachment and family recovery



The Family Education Program is ongoing, and meets every Wednesday, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Unity Chemical Dependency, 1565 Long Pond Rd. (Unity Park Ridge Campus.)


For more information or to register, call 368-4312 or visit www.unityhealth.org.



Unity Health System provides a complete network of health care services from the Unity Park Ridge Hospital Campus in the town of Greece, the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, and at numerous other sites throughout Rochester and western Monroe County. Services include inpatient and outpatient hospital care and surgery, a family birth place, women’s health services, chemical dependency and mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, adult day health and home health programs for older adults, retirement communities, child care, and laboratory services, among many others.