**In mid-2024, MCC will partner again with Madina House to work with families struggling with addiction for family counseling and medication treatment. They plan to work with drug problems, pornography addiction, and smoking cessation, primarily and, secondarily, psychiatric issues as well. These services will be available via telehealth to any Muslim located in California. Madina House Clinic plans to expand to other states as well. Please subscribe to our weekly newsletter for the relaunch date of our weekly family addiction groups this spring.**

In 2023, MCC and Madina House held weekly webinars for families with a loved one struggling with an addiction. Watch those seminars here. We also offered another class for individuals recovering from addiction. The classes use faith-based principles and evidence-based skills proven to be successful.

Dr. Amer Raheemullah, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Stanford Hospital, founded Madina House, a strategic partner to MCC, to serve the needs of our families suffering from addiction.

Help For You and Your Loved Ones

Are you looking for resources to help you support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you? Perhaps you’re seeking an alternative to tough love?

Nearly 37 percent of Muslims report personally knowing a person who has or is struggling with addiction. Yet Most Muslims with addiction and their families find little support in their communities. 

Are you looking for resources to help you support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you? 

Here is also a talk on the opioid epidemic in Muslim communities: https://youtu.be/WHpCuNq1gdg.

What is Al-Anon?

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of those affected by another person’s alcoholism and substance use who share their experiences, strengths, and hopes to solve their common problems. Addiction is considered a family illness, and the philosophy focuses on the principle that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; it does not engage in any controversy and neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its voluntary contributions.

Resources

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Resources

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org

Resources

Other Suggested Resources

  • What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families
    Created for family members of people with alcohol abuse or drug abuse problems. Answers questions about substance abuse, its symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery. Addresses concerns of children of parents with substance use/abuse problems.
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families
    Describes how alcohol and drug addiction affect the whole family. Explains how substance abuse treatment works, how family interventions can be the first step to recovery, and how to help children in families affected by alcohol abuse and drug abuse.
  • It’s Not Your Fault (NACoA)
    Assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs, “It’s not your fault!” and that they are not alone. Encourages teens to seek emotional support from other adults, school counselors, and youth support groups such as Alateen and provides a resource list.
  • It Feels So Bad: It Doesn’t Have To
    Provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends might have substance abuse problems. Advises kids to care for themselves by communicating about the issue and joining support groups such as Alateen.
  • After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department
    Aids family members cope with the aftermath of a relative’s suicide attempt. Describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and explains how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.
  • Family Therapy Can Help: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction
    Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.

Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opioid pain-killing tablets. Prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on the metal table for opioid epidemic illustration

Recovery Skills Classes

Muslim Recovery Skills Class

Thirty classes covering the addiction recovery skills workbook conducted online through zoom for Muslims recovering from addiction. Groups are conducted in partnership with Muslim Community Center East Bay and are open to anyone anywhere.

Popular Videos and Webinars

Various classes and community webinars conducted throughout the years on various topics regarding addiction.

 

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