Family Recovery Program

Loving someone with a substance use disorder is a journey of its own.
At Communities for Recovery, we’re here for family and friends too.

Addiction and mental illness affects not just the individual with the illness, but the whole family. Often, family members and allies get so focused on their loved ones that they forget to take care of themselves – but recovery support is important for everyone involved.

The Family Support Program at CforR provides supportive and empowering programming for family, friends, loved ones, and allies of individuals who are experiencing substance use or are in recovery.

We offer support groups, resource navigation, education, and coaching for family members, friends, or allies of individuals experiencing substance use. Our new Family Education Program provides tools and resources for families to address addiction in a healthy and constructive way. Contact Peggy Robinson, Family Program Coordinator, for information on upcoming sessions: (512) 657-0091 or

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Supporting loved ones affected by addiction can be exhausting. Family systems become strained or broken under the weight of constant stress and dysfunction.  Family members and allies may struggle to support themselves in addition to their loved ones. By offering support, education and access to resources for them and their loved ones, our Family Program helps to lighten the load and encourages more self-care and wellness.


Yes! Family, friends, loved ones, and allies are welcome to attend any of the workshops, classes or events offered by Communities for Recovery. See the calendar  for upcoming information, or stop by the center for a cup of coffee to get connected!


Family Education Program

Thursdays – September 5, 12, 26 from 6-8pm

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Family Education Program provides tools and resources that families and allies need to address addiction in a healthy and constructive way. Please join us for this informative series.

There is no fee for this program.

4110 Guadalupe, Bldg 635, Austin, TX 78751
Main entrance at 41st and Guadalupe, then follow the blue and white CforR signs.

For more information and registration contact:

Peggy Robinson Family Program Coordinator (512) 657-0091 (512) 758-7686

Kimberly Rogers – Family Education Program Facilitator  (512) 758-7686 or

“That’s where family support comes in. Once families get in that isolation, they need to know there are other people out there who not only support them, but have been through what they’ve been through. There’s somebody out there that can help.”