Touched By Addiction Support Group - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Touched By Addiction Support Group

  • DATE: 10/17/2018
  • TIME: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS
    345 Montgomery Avenue
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Join us for our Fall series of Touched by Addiction, a support group for family members who have a loved one grappling with current or past substance use disorder issues. This program will be professionally led and co-facilitated by Sarah Waxman, LSW, JFCS Family Life Educator and Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW,  Executive Director of Center for Families in Malvern, PA.

Addictions of all kinds can create turmoil in the lives of those grappling with their dependencies, leading to the deterioration of their physical health, impairment of mental functioning and damaging of the spirit. But what about the impact these adverse effects have on this struggling person’s loved ones? If you have known the feelings of desperation, guilt, anger, confusion, or sadness concerning the behavior of someone dear to you, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping or other behavioral addictive concerns, this group can help you. This group will help release you from feeling isolated in your pain and alone with your struggles as you join with others who have experienced similar problems. In addition to sharing personal experiences and advice around navigating specific issues you encounter supporting a loved one with addiction concerns, you will learn about and engage with speakers on topics related to co-dependency, self-care, combating denial, healthy role modeling, depression & anxiety and how to feel empowered in confronting these issues.

This group will meet every Wednesday Evening – 10/17/2018, 10/24/2018, 11/7/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/28/2018, 12/5/2018 and 12/12/2018 (Excludes 10/31/2018 and 11/21/2018).   

This event is open to the public. 

The cost is $36 per person for the series.  

 RSVP: for more information and to register for the group, contact Sarah Waxman, LSW at or 267-804-5888

To learn more about JFCS, please contact Jennifer Pedulla at 267.314.0909 or