Community Education and Support

Resources for people dealing with addiction

Care for addiction, also known as substance-use disorder, doesn’t stop once a person goes home from residential (inpatient) treatment or finishes an outpatient addiction program. Recovery is an ongoing process, and we encourage patients and their families to take advantage of the many resources available. This includes our own addiction education programs as well as the possible use of 12-step programs offered by organizations throughout the metro Detroit area.

Addiction education programs and support groups

Community EducationOur addiction team provides the opportunity for patients and families to participate in programs about substance-use disorder education, coping skills, and intervention. These programs are available at Henry Ford Maplegrove Center in West Bloomfield. All of our addiction programs are free, but some may require registration.

For more information about our Community Education programs, contact Lisa Kaplan at (248) 661-6170.
  • Skill Building: What to Do When Addiction Touches Your Family

    This program is intended for people 18 or older who have a family member with addiction. Each of these interactive sessions is led by an addiction specialist and includes time for questions.

    Program participants will:

    • Learn about addiction and how it can affect families
    • Build communication and problem-solving skills to use within the family
    • Discuss ways to handle the pressures of living with someone with addiction
    • Discover how to establish or restore boundaries, relationships, roles, and routines

    This free program is ongoing, and attendees may join the group at any time.

    Register for this program

  • SHARE: Friends and Family Addiction Support Group

    In the SHARE support group, adult family members and friends of people with addiction can share their feelings in a supportive setting. Participants also can interact with other people whose families are dealing with the challenges of addiction.

    SHARE is open to adults 18 and older. This free program is ongoing, and attendees may join the group at any time. SHARE is not appropriate for individuals in recovery with less than six months of continuous sobriety from alcohol and other drugs.

    Register for this program

  • Be Prepared: Substance Abuse Education Classes for Parents and Teens

    This interactive class will help parents and teens ages 13 to 18 learn about the reality of substance use among teens. Participants also will discuss how to handle issues or concerns. This candid session is designed to provide valuable information and prevention strategies for parents and teens before a serious problem develops.

    Participants will:

    • Gain an understanding of drug and alcohol use today
    • Learn about behaviors that lead to addiction and how to spot the warning signs
    • Develop strategies for what to do if faced with a substance-use issue
    • Discover addiction treatment options
    • Learn how addiction affects the user and the family

    A minimum number of four registered teen participants is required in order to hold this class.

    Register for this program

  • Maplegrove 101: Addiction Education for Health Professionals and Students

    This free program is for adults 18 and older who are studying or work in the human services fields. The program offers an insider’s view of Henry Ford Maplegrove Center and an introduction to our treatment and family programs. Participants also receive addiction education and can take part in a skill-building class and a family support group session.

    We encourage participants to bring a sack lunch if needed. Registration for each session closes three business days prior to the date of the class. A minimum number of three registered participants is required.

    For more information about Maplegrove 101, contact Lisa Kaplan at (248) 661-6170.

12-step programs for addiction

Although we don’t offer 12-step addiction programs to our patients, we often recommend them as a valuable resource. These programs can provide ongoing stability, structure, and support for patients and their loved ones.

For more information about 12-step programs, including meeting locations throughout the Detroit metro area and southeast Michigan, please visit:

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