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Family Support Groups in Seattle, WA

Addiction is a problem for everyone. Unlearning attitudes, addressing addiction, and taking the steps necessary for recovery are difficult tasks. Island Assessment and Counseling offers family support groups to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and surrounding areas of Washington state to help families address addiction and navigate the path to recovery.


  • Thursdays – 7:30 – 8:30 PM
  • At the Island Counseling Seattle Branch
    • 4250 Aurora Avenue, North Suite A-106
      Seattle, WA 98103
    • 206-547-2171

If you are interested in taking part in, or learning more about Family Support Groups

What are Family Support Groups?

Often family members develop attitudes of sympathy and contempt toward addicts. Although these attitudes are counterproductive to recovery and perpetuate addiction, it can be difficult to work through emotion so that it is productive to healing – this is when family support groups are critical.

Our free, solution-focused family support groups allow concerned loved ones to discuss, communicate, and address the steps necessary to an addict’s recovery.

Who Can Benefit from Family Support Groups?

Everyone benefits from family support groups because addiction is not a spectator sport. The parents, children, co-workers, friends, nieces, and nephews of addicts can all be affected. Family support groups give everyone a chance to discuss how addiction has impacted their life in a safe forum. If you can answer “yes” to many of the questions below you can likely benefit from family support group sessions.

  • Do you resent him or her for becoming addicted?
  • Do you feel like they interfere with your ability to enjoy life?
  • Are you frustrated with your partner’s attitude about the situation?
  • Are you confused about addiction in general?
  • Do you feel like you are putting in more effort than him or her to overcome their addiction?
  • Are you deeply invested in “supporting” him or her get clean?
  • Are you researching treatment options and joining online support groups?
  • Are you uncomfortable using the term “addict” to describe your loved one?

Benefits of Family Support Groups

Family support group sessions can help you and your family process important information and emotions regarding your loved one’s addiction. Benefits of participating in family support groups typically include:

  • Moving forward with overdue apologies
  • Reducing fear and negative emotions (depression, anxiety)
  • Expressing emotions that are painful or hard to explain
  • Developing a clear understanding of what to expect during treatment
  • Learning about resources, doctors, alternative treatment options

Attending family support groups can be a necessary step in amending relationships and recovery. If you are interested in more information, contact us to speak with a certified addiction counselor. Island Assessment and Counseling serve residents of Seattle and the greater area of Washington state. Family support groups may help individuals better understand addiction and struggles that come with it. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how we can help you or a loved one out today.


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