Calendar

Dec
19
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Dec
21
Thu
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Craven County Senior Center
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Teens have their own support group
Child care is provided
Free Dinner is served (registration required for the dinner portion)

Dec
25
Mon
Bereaved Parents Grief Support Group @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Dec 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WHO: Parents who have lost a child unexpectedly to substance use, health issues, etc.***This group has expanded to include grandparent and siblings, so it is now for anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or sibling of any age by any means.***

DATE: Meets the fourth Monday of each month

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION: West Nash United Methodist Church
2200 West Nash St
Wilson, NC
(Enter at back of the building via door beyond playground)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 252-243-2773

Dec
26
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Jan
2
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Jan
5
Fri
Free Workshop- Trauma Informed Care @ Dennis Wicker Center
Jan 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

January 5: Trauma Informed Care workshop will be held at the Dennis Wicker Center at 1801 Nash St. in Sanford from 11:30-1:00 on January 5. Devault Clevenger with Pinnacle Family Services will share information on the organization structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Light lunch will be served free of charge. To register, contact Adrian Standish at 1-877-776-6702 or email at leeharnettfsp@yahoo.com.

Jan
9
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Jan
11
Thu
Opioid Epidemic. . .A Community Crisis @ Murfreesboro Baptist Church
Jan 11 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Connections Family Support Program – Richmond Co @ First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Richmond County

Support Group. Connections Family Support Program hosts a monthly support group the second Thursday of each month. This is a time for those with children who have behavioral or emotional challenges to share their experiences and learn from others, while obtaining support and resources.

The group meets from 12 noon-1:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building at 400 E. Washington St. in Rockingham.

Lunch and materials will be provided free. Contact Suzanne Maness at (910) 627-1769, toll free (877) 211-5995, or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register.

Deadline to register: Monday prior to meeting.

Jan
16
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Jan
18
Thu
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Craven County Senior Center
Jan 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Teens have their own support group
Child care is provided
Free Dinner is served (registration required for the dinner portion)

Jan
22
Mon
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®
Jan 22 @ 3:45 pm – Jan 28 @ 4:45 pm

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health.

Click here to learn more.

Bereaved Parents Grief Support Group @ West Nash United Methodist Church
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

WHO: Parents who have lost a child unexpectedly to substance use, health issues, etc.***This group has expanded to include grandparent and siblings, so it is now for anyone who has lost a child, grandchild or sibling of any age by any means.***

DATE: Meets the fourth Monday of each month

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION: West Nash United Methodist Church
2200 West Nash St
Wilson, NC
(Enter at back of the building via door beyond playground)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 252-243-2773

Jan
23
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Jan
30
Tue
Free Webinar- Working Effectively with the Press @ Webinar
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This webinar is designed to provide participants with a foundation and framework for youth, their adult advisers and the coalition generally to collaborate with the mass media and press to get their message out. The webinar will address the process of training youth to refine their message and get it out through the press and media. This will include developing talking points and sound bites, teaching youth to prepare a press release, developing media contacts, preparing a letter to the editor, and preparing to be interviewed by a reporter. The webinar will also provide tips and a step-by-step process for holding a press conference and preparing youth to answer 6 common types of questions. Resources and supporting materials will be provided to participants.

Click here to learn more.

Learn to Cope- Support Group
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Feb
5
Mon
CADCA National Leadership Forum including SAMHSA’s Prevention Day
Feb 5 – Feb 8 all-day

CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together over 3,000 participants representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, education institutions, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders.

Click here to learn more.

Feb
6
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920

Feb
8
Thu
Connections Family Support Program – Richmond Co @ First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Richmond County

Support Group. Connections Family Support Program hosts a monthly support group the second Thursday of each month. This is a time for those with children who have behavioral or emotional challenges to share their experiences and learn from others, while obtaining support and resources.

The group meets from 12 noon-1:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in the Bynum Building at 400 E. Washington St. in Rockingham.

Lunch and materials will be provided free. Contact Suzanne Maness at (910) 627-1769, toll free (877) 211-5995, or by email at connectionsfsp@gmail.com to register.

Deadline to register: Monday prior to meeting.

Feb
13
Tue
Learn to Cope- Support Group
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn to Cope

WHO: Parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addiction to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

DATE: Tuesdays

TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm

WHERE: Franklin, NC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Stephanie Almeida at 828-475-1920