Support Groups at FirstMed

At FirstMed, we offer two comfortable and supportive group settings to assist those seeking recovery and those who support recovery. Please see the information below to help determine which group may be right for you:

Substance Abuse Support Group

Substance Use group

This group is designed for anyone at any stage of recovery, or anyone looking to begin the road to recovery. We provide tangible skills and tools to work towards and maintain a healthy lifestyle in a safe place that offers support and accountability.

  • Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Open group – you can start at anytime
  • Group facilitator: Dr. Julia Kannard, DBH, CPC
  • Topics discussed: How Addiction Happens, Stages of Change, How Your Lifestyle Influences Your Use, Goal Setting, Self-Sabotaging, Relapse, Triggers, Self-Esteem, Feelings and Emotions, Communication, Relationships, Forgiveness, Building a Support System
  • Receive a $20 gift card to Walmart after attending your first session and a $100 gift card to Walmart for every five sessions you attend!
  • If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact ljohnson@fmhwc.org
  • Group held via Zoom:
  • Download the ZOOM App on your smartphone, or if you are using a laptop or PC you can join by going to zoom.us, join meeting and inserting the meeting ID
All-Recovery Support Group

All-Recovery meeting

This all-recovery meeting is open to anybody in, seeking, or those who support recovery. It is open to anyone dealing with substance use, mental health concerns, disordered eating, as well as any other quality of life concerns or behavioral health disorders. We also welcome those who support the recovery lifestyle, and those who have been impacted by behavioral health at any point in life. We support all pathways and programs of recovery.

  • Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Open group- you can start at anytime
  • Group facilitators: Avan Sachs, Peer Recovery Support Specialist; Dr. Julia Kannard, DBH, CPC
  • Topics discussed: Acceptance, Dependence, Fear, Complacency, Forgiveness, Freedom Through Sobriety, Identification, Group Inventory, Living One Day at a Time, Open-Mindedness, Plan the Action Not the Result, Projection, Resentments, What is Sobriety, and much more!
  • Receive a $20 gift card to Walmart after attending your first session and a $100 gift card to Walmart for every five sessions you attend!
  • If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact ljohnson@fmhwc.org
  • Group held via Zoom:
  • Download the ZOOM App on your smartphone, or if you are using a laptop or PC you can join by going to zoom.us, join meeting and inserting the meeting ID

 

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