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Family Education Program

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Every Thursday from 6:30-8pm at 563 Southlake Blvd.

The Well and COBE are proud to collaborate as part of Richmond’s Family Education Program. The group is collaborative effort by local providers and VCU that provides free, quality education and support to families of people struggling with substance use disorders.

Every Thursday
563 Southlake Blvd.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contact Tom Bannard, 366-8027, Check out our Fall Schedule of Presenters.

Spring 2017 Schedule of Presenters
1/5  Tom Bannard, Action Steps for Families
1/12 Michael Jeffrey, The Family Institute of Virginia, Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health and the Law

1/19 Marilyn Milio, CARITAS, Getting, Finding and Keeping Jobs for People in Early Recovery

1/26 International Addiction Treatment Panel - Members of VCU Humphrey Fellows Program will discuss treatment and prevention systems in their own countries

2/2 Barbara Burke, FCCR, Your Loved One and the Stages of Change

2/9 Angela Weight, Family Institute of Virginia 

2/16 Bill Maher, Family Intervention Center of Virginia 

2/23 Elizabeth Long, VCU 

3/2 Onsite Workshops, A Family Workshop for Recovery 

3/9 Paul Brasler, Bon Secours, “Helping Traumatized Young Adults with Substance Use” 

3/16, 3/23, 3/30 Teresa McBean and Tom Bannard, Back to Basics: Helping Your Loved One Move Towards Recovery 

4/6 "Chasing the Dragon" Film Screening with Panel 
 Recommended Resources for Families


Get Your Loved One Sober: Alternatives to Nagging, Pleading, and Threatening by Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe - Amazon

Love First A Family's Guide to Intervention by Jeff and Debra Jay - Amazon

Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffrey Foote - Amazon

Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research and Practice by John Kelly and William White - Amazon


Pleasure Unwoven by Kevin McCauley- Institute for Addiction Study

Memo to Self by Kevin McCauley-  Institute for Addiction Study

Anonymous People - Available on Netflix and Amazon


Science and Kindness