Scheduled Dates

1/25/2019   10:00 AM  02:30 PM
1/26/2019   10:00 AM  02:30 PM

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Addiction Awareness Workshop: Solutions for Families

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 1/26/2019
Schedule: Fr Sa 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

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Located in : 56 Centre Street, 212 Ayers Classroom
Instructor: Janina Kean

The Nantucket Community School & the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention presents

Family Awareness Program For Individuals and Families Who Suffer From the Impact of Addiction

This Two Day Course Sponsored by Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and The Community Foundation of Nantucket is FREE of charge.  
Pre-registration is appreciated but not required through the Nantucket Community School.

25% of the USA population is part of a family that is affected by someone with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. 90% of those active with addiction live with a family or a significant other. In families with active addiction you will see a significant amount of morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) for the members in the family.

Many believe that those who suffer from addiction should be able to “stop” using drugs and/or alcohol and should be able to “stay stopped”. As a result, families become extremely frustrated, bewildered, angry, frightened when their loved one continues to use drugs and alcohol despite warnings, threats, consequences and even treatment for the addiction.

Families play a large role in assisting the individual’s addiction to continue by enabling the loved one, although they do not realize they are doing this. Family education and treatment as part of the addiction treatment has shown to improve outcomes both for the one with addiction as well as the family.


A two-day program designed to help those who suffer from or love someone who suffers from addiction.

DAY ONE - Friday, January 25th, 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm (snacks will be provided)

DAY TWO - Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00am - 2:30pm (a light lunch will be served)

The presenter, Janina Kean is an internationally recognized expert and spokesperson in the field of behavioral health disorders with a specialization in management and treatment of substance abuse that co-occur with mental health disorders. She introduced treatment for opiate addiction in China's Yunnan Province Opiate Triangle of the World, taught treatment for alcohol addiction in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and converted a 12-step treatment program in the United States to an evidenced based medical model for substance use disorder. She now comes to Nantucket to help Families and their loved ones who suffer from behavioral health and substance abuse disorders.