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Background - Catholic in Recovery (CIR) is a nonprofit organization that offers 12-step recovery programs to serve those suffering from addictions and unhealthy attachments and the family and friends that support them. CIR 12-step programs are unique in they directly incorporate the Catholic Faith, Scripture and the Sacraments in the healing process.
St. Anthony CIR Family and Friends Group - St Anthony is offering an in-person support group for the Family and Friends of those dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, pornography addiction, sex and relationship addiction, compulsive overeating and food addictions, gambling addiction, and codependency. The group’s intent is to offer an opportunity for family members or friends of people with an addiction, to meet with others in similar circumstances, to pray together, and have an opportunity to express how their life has been impacted by a loved one’s addiction.
The group will meet every Tuesday evening from 7-8pm in room PLC-A at St Anthony's starting October 11. Take Oakton Rd West from HWY SS to lower St. Anthony Lot. Door to Room PLC-A is at North end of lot. If you are interested in attending and/or want more information, send an email to [email protected]. Your interest in and attendance at group meetings will be confidential.
Additional CIR Information - If you would like more information about the Catholic In Recovery organization or are interested in attending CIR virtual meetings for those with addictions or unhealthy attachments, go to https://catholicinrecovery.com/.
To follow are other resources for those dealing with substance or other abuse:
To follow are other resources for those dealing with a family member or friend who has a substance abuse issue
ARC Thunder and Rain Substance Abuse Family Support Group Non 12-step support group
Find Al-Anon meeting locations - 12 step AlAnon meeting locations for families and friends of those addicted to alcohol and drugs
To follow are other resources for general substance abuse information and education
For information on opioid addiction and to find a location to take back unused prescription drugs any time
For some of the resources above, Deacon Dennis may be able to connect you with parishioners who have experience with them. Email Dcn Dennis at [email protected] if you would like to be connected to a parishioner who has used one of the above resources.